Looking for all with Hitachi 7K500 HDD experience.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Lurchdubious, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2008
    So I am researching which HDD I want to put into my unibody macbook. I've pretty much narrowed it down to the WD 320gb 7200 drive, or the Hitachi 500gb 7200 drive. Also possibly considering a Seagate 320/7200 drive. I'm really leaning towards Hitachi, hence the thread title.

    My main concerns are:

    Quiet/no crazy vibrations
    Not too hot
    Low power consumption.

    Am I good with the Hitachi? Or should I be focusing on one of the others?

    Are my expectations too high for a 7200 drive? Or should I stick with a WD blue 5400 drive?

  2. sml238 macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2010
    i got the seagate 500gb 7200.4

    it doesnt vibrate much, runs just as cool as my old 5400 hd, and it only takes up a tiny more power than my old 5400. the hitachi is close but actually consumes more power at seek/read/write. also in a real world test the momentus beat the hitachi in almost every single aspect. i can find the article if your interested.

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