Is this hard drive good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macDonalds, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    I've heard good things about the WD drives and I want to make sure this is the right one:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9172799&type=product&id=1218044489855

    I understand I can get it cheaper online but I'm impatient and would rather walk in today and grab one :)

    I have an early 2009 base 15" Macbook Pro. Would this drive suit me well? I'm looking to split between OS X and Windows. I do development in Windows so I'm a little concerned that I should be going for a 7200 rpm drive instead.

    What do you think? Thanks.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This is perfect actually and the 7200 RPM would be nice but it does cause vibration in the machine. I know someone who is using this exact drive and they have a windows partition and seem to be quite pleased with it.

    I wouldn't hesitate.
     
  3. macDonalds thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Jessica; I think I'll pull the trigger later today.
     
  4. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    avoid WD Scorpio Blue if your putting it in a new MB or MBP

    Don't do it.

    Read this thread before you buy , especially post # 44 (and others) ...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=744690&page=2
     
  5. CrazedVW macrumors member

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    That's the retail version of the drive everybody on here is recommending. I picked one up for myself from Best Buy last week when it was on sale for $99.99. (For the same instant gratification reason you have.) I haven't had any noise/clicking issues with it though. *knock on wood* It seems to be slightly louder than the stock 160GB Fujitso drive it replaced but it's barely noticeable.


     
  6. macDonalds thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Huh, interesting. I'm going to go through this thread in detail shortly. I'm not sure a little noise would bother me though.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  7. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    You might find this thread helpful too.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=673001&highlight=scorpio+blue+ticking

    and you'll find other threads about the head parking issue of the Scorpio Blue if you do a search. Good luck, as always YMMV!
     

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