Battle of the terabytes: Samsung Spinpoint vs WD Scorpio Blue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Prodo123, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    My Momentus XT is getting a little cramped, 500GB is too small for me.
    I decided to jump the gun and get a 1TB 9.5mm. It's a 5,400RPM, so it uses less power than 7,200RPM drives but is so dense that it performs just as well. Win-win!

    There's 2 hard drives on the market right now: the Spinpoint and the Scorpio Blue. Benchmarks show very similar performance, with the Spinpoint having lower power consumption.

    But no one ever bothered with reliability. It's a major factor; after all, it's a mechanical drive.

    Does anyone have experience with either of these drives? How are the warranties? Are they reliable?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Both have three year warranties. No hard drive is really reliable than the other, they can all fail at anytime. That being said, I haven't heard any major issues with either one, so reliability is a moot point. The Samsung is over $40 cheaper though.
     

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