HDD Upgrades for MBP, some useful reviews & info

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  1. imapylit macrumors newbie

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    I've been pouring over the various threads on this forum and around the internet and I thought that I would share what I feel is the most useful info out there regarding the 5400 vs 7200, size, heat and noise issues.

    I hope that some of you find this useful, and thanks to the others that have already posted on this issue, on behalf of myself and the others like me that agonize endlessly on issues like this :p Most of this is centered around the WD drives (my current preference) but other drives mentioned as well.

    Good test of Scorpio Black 320GB drive

    http://www.macworld.com/article/135197/2008/08/scorpioblack.html?lsrc=rss_main

    Review of Scorpio Black vs Blue

    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4954#

    WD Black site (more links to other reviews)

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?DriveID=482

    WD Blue site

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=506
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    was walking thru best buy on the way out of the mall and i thought i would just see if on the off chance they had the 7200rpm 500GB Seagate and to my disbelief they actually had it in stock. i looked around kind of suspiciously and snagged it. it replaced my Scorpio Black and i have not noticed any difference which in my opinion is fine. Im just happy to have the extra 180GB.
     
  3. qpid macrumors regular

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    Out of curiosity how much did the drive cost?
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    was on sale for $129.99. same as newegg.
     
  5. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    I just saw it at Best Buy, too. I decided to get the Scorpio Black online, though, because I didn't think the 180GB was worth $50.
     

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