Internal WD: which one should I get?

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

  1. hndn macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    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?
    Thanks.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    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

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  4. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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