It may have been discussed, but I need help choosing a HD.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ferris23, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    I honestly can't decide on these 2 drives:


    Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s - 94.00


    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s - 74.00


    This is for a 2.26, 4GB 13.3 uMBP.

    I want speed and space, but not really sure the 7200 is worth losing out the extra space.

    Any experience with both or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. Razeus macrumors 601

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  4. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well I was hoping to keep this upgrade under a 100.00 bucks but maybe I'll have to bite the pillow and take it. 129.99 isn't too bad for what I'd get out of that Seagate.

    :cool:
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I got the Scorpio Blue instead and I am very happy with it

    There are a number of reviews out there if you Google them
    I did and picked the Blue

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. napalmit macrumors newbie

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    I just got the Scorpio blue and love it...I highly doubt you will notice the difference in RPM doing day to day tasks
     
  7. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    After reading a lot of reviews I went out and got the Scoripio Blue 500GB. I am very happy with this drive. Fast, chuck full of space and sips the battery.
     
  8. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    The Scorpio Blue is a great drive, its 2 more dense platters make it just about equal to older 7200rpm drives in terms of speed.
     
  9. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    The 500GB Scorpio Blue is faster, quieter, cheaper, uses less power, has less vibration and from what I can tell better reliability (but don't quote me on that last one) then the 500GB 7200.4
    I really couldn't find any reason to pick up the 7200.4 when I looked into it, even though at first I thought I really wanted it, was hard for me to comprehend how much better a 5400rpm drive could be over a 7200rpm drive even in the speed department.
     

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