I have been waiting for the 1.5tb hdd hgst travelstar slim and here it is at owc

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by philipma1957, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. philipma1957, Aug 22, 2013
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    I realize my first title sounded like I have it in my mini. Sorry my bad. owc has it for sale.


    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST..._medium=shoppingengine&utm_campaign=Shopzilla


    it is mac mini sized at 9.5mm and now allows 3tb in your mini or a 2.5tb diy fusion with this ssd


    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Crucial/CT960M500SSD/

    my current diy fusion is the crucial 960gb ssd with this

    hdd.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST/0J22423/



    The price for the 1.5tb hdd is not low I may wait a week or 2 for a better price.




    http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelst...&qid=1377215994&sr=8-1&keywords=HGST++0J28001
     
  2. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    How much current does it draw (or how much heat is it likely to develop) in comparison to the stock 500 Gb HDD?
     
  3. opinio macrumors 65816

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    I wish it was 7200rpm :(

    Although HGSTs 5400rpm drives are quite fast for their rpm category.
     
  4. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    when I get one I will test it against some other drives.
    yeah a 7200 rpm would be nice,but i am going to use this as a fusion so it will not be a big deal for my purposes.
     
  5. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    I just discovered a feature in OS X that does not exist in windows: if you connect something via USB then in systems you can see how much current it draws. The Toshiba Q-series 128 Gb (19nm, SATA III) draws at idle 2mA. Am waiting for a "pulled" Toshiba 128 Gb (32nm, SATA II) to arrive to see how that much draws at idle. The one that draws least will eventually get into the new 2012 mini that will be arriving tomorrow.
     
  6. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    nice. yeah this 1.5tb will work well for me just have not decided what to build with it. No rush since the 3 minis I run work very well. I finally stopped needing new minis since the 2012's and the 2011 with the 6630 do every thing I want. I will sell 1 mini off when the new minis come out. Most likely I will sell the 2012 base model with a 756gb diy fusion drive setup.
     
  7. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    You can see it in windows too, by going to the device manager and checking the USB category.
     
  8. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Well I have a few 09 Minis. One with a 120GB 5400RPM HDD and another with a 320GB 5400 RPM HDD. Both have 4GB RAM (could be upgraded to 8GB).

    I will need to decide at some point whether to:
    1. Replace the HDD with a 1.5TB HDD.
    2. Replace the HDD with a SSD
    3. Just get new Minis
     
  9. opinio macrumors 65816

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    Just beware when buying this drive that OWC has altered the firmware to SATA II for better backwards compatibility. You can quite easily pick up the genuine SATA III model from other sellers.

    There may be an argument that the speeds are similar, but I would prefer HGST's genuine firmware, warranty and SATA III to one that has been tampered with by OWC running on SATA II.
     
  10. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    They also sell a genuine, untouched one...

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST/0J28001/
     
  11. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Did you read the note?:
    "This unit has been firmware updated with HGST authorization to be limited to SATA 2.0 3Gb/s link fully SATA 1.5Gb/s backwards compatible.The 3Gb/s link speed setting ensures reliable operation for use in 2011 MacBook Pro optical bay as well as with other certain systems that do not properly link to 3Gb/s with a 6Gb/s type drive."

    One would expect that Hitachi would honour the warranty as they authorised the firmware update. For some users this firmware update is a good thing. In some systems SATA III drives run at SATA I speeds whereas SATA II disks run at SATA II speeds.
     
  12. opinio macrumors 65816

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    OWC has since (my comments) removed comments they had on the page about the return of the drive if it is under warranty. There was a fourth paragraph in the blurb from memory that has since been removed in the last day. You'll note though that they still left remnents of the fact that the warranty is HGST/OWC for the SATAII while it is HGST only for the genuine model. The drives have diffeent warranties. So it is NOT a full HGST warranty on the SATA II as it is on the SATA III.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST/0J28001S2

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST/0J28001/

    Anyway, you are missing the point, I was only trying to alert buyers to the fact that it is modified. Many people would not pick up on that. They might assume the SATA II drive is the genuine HGST drive when it is not. You only notice it if you look closer at the SATA specs. If you want the OWC modified SATA II HDD then get that one, if the want the genuine HGST SATA III then get that one.

    I actually have a lot of good OWC products so I am not anti-OWC.
     
  13. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I just put the Toshiba 1.5 TB plus OWC 6 GB/s 240 GB SSD in my mini a few months ago. Been working quite well as a Fusion volume.
     
  14. philipma1957, Sep 17, 2013
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    I ordered one from this ebay seller


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/281167537639?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


    at 129.99 it appears to be the best possible price. i also got 5 dollar in rebates from my cc. so I paid about 125 for it.

    since the 1tb runs for 80 1.5 for 125 is a fair price.

    i will put this in one of the minis. maybe the new 2013.

    I have 2 nice fusion setups a 1tb ssd+ a 1tb hdd in the quad.

    I also have a 250gb ssd and a 500gb hdd in the base mini.

    i have a 2011 mini with the 6630 discrete gpu it has a stock 500 gb and 2 500gb ssds in a lacie. I may boost this to a fusion. or wait and see what comes for 2013
     
  15. cube macrumors G5

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    My 7K1000 was too tight, I installed a normal 5K1500 Saturday in my MBP and it's looking good.

    It seems my main performance problem was Sophos.

    As soon as there's a 7K1500 or a 1.5TB hybrid, I will buy it.
     
  16. VasileiosTech macrumors newbie

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    What is it that 2011 MacBook Pro have and cause this problem? I am thinking of buying 1.5TB Travelstar 5K1500 for macbook pro 13 mid 2012 replacing my optical bay. Will I have a problem regarding the links?

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    isn't there a 72k 1.5tb Spinpoint M9T?
     
  19. opinio macrumors 65816

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    No. Not that I am aware of.

    http://www.seagate.com/www-content/...nt-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf

    Seagate stopped producing 7200rpm drives anyway.

    http://www.geek.com/chips/seagate-to-stop-producing-7200rpm-2-5-inch-hard-drives-1541638/

    Although what I wrote was four months ago. Things may be different with other brands now. I am assuming HGST will still be the first to produce a 2.5" 7200rpm drive larger than 1TB.
     

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