Internal WD: which one should I get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hndn, May 29, 2009.

  1. hndn macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2009
    I don't know which to choose here:
    500gb 5400rpm $90 5400rpm
    320gb 7200rpm $787200rpm
    How is the batter life & how warm does the 7200rpm run?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Hands down the 7200 RPM. You will have some tingle in your notebook but it's a fast drive and really smokes the 5400 RPM. I would sacrifice some space for speed because there are so many ways (wired and wireless) to store data these days.
  3. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
  4. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2009
    Seagate costs $145, not much of the savings :)
    I'm a WD fan, ordered the 320gb 7200rpm, $78
    Thanks for the input.
  5. Shawny D macrumors member

    Shawny D

    May 13, 2009
    I'm running a Scorpio Black 320 GB myself, and I appreciate it a lot more now after temporarily running on my backup that was saved to a Scorpio Blue 320 GB.

    Everything just booted soooo much slower on my backup drive.

    I keep hearing mixed reviews about the Seagate 7200.4, so I think I'll just wait until WD comes out with a Scorpio Black 500 GB (hopefully soon).

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