Is Western Digital Blue 640GB 5400rpm good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

    thadoggfather

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    Considering it. Currently have an X25-M intel in the optibay and a hitachi 5400rpm 250gb stock in my 13". The hitachi is great because it causes no noticeable vibrations or noise. That's what I'm looking for here but a capacity increase also perhaps.
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    If you will use the disk for storage, since you have a SSD already, why not go for a 1GB HD? The 1TB WD is 5200RPM, so it should be even more quiet.
     
  3. exe163 macrumors regular

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    I have a intel 80 in optibay and Scorpio 640 blue as storage. I put all my user files on it. It's noise and vibration is unnoticeable. Though it's definitely a lot slower than the SSD when it comes to loading files such as high res pictures.

    If you are fine with your stock hitachi this will be just as good if not slightly faster.
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    You got lucky then lol. My 640 on my netbook shakes quite a bit...

    The hard drive is great, but when it starts to get more pack, it's a tad bit slower than when you first got it. Worth the money, but you should just get a 500gb 7200rpm :D
     
  5. yoak macrumors 65816

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    I can´t get my MBP to sleep after installing this drive
     
  6. bamf macrumors 6502

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    Mine works fine in my 15" with my Intel SSD. I haven't noticed vibration, and mine sleeps just fine.
     

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