Need suggestions about Hitachi 5K320

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jenheta, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Jenheta macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    Here is the deal from Newegg : 320Gb for 99 bucks (after mail in rebate which expires next week).

    Does anyone have more info about this drive ? Western Digital costs around 130 bucks for the same capacity.

    Thanks !

    Obs. I have a Macbook (non Pro).
  2. blueicedj macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    He's looking for a notebook drive, not a desktop.
  4. vultureboy70 macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2006
    San Francisco
    Oops, I bought the Western Digital 320 Scorpio recently for $140 from OWC. And it's gone down to $125 (doh!). OWC ( actually has your Hitachi at slightly cheaper with rebate. Go with either, or wait for 500GB prices to come down. Super easy to swap out HDD in MacBook, but you probably knew that.
  5. bluecrow628 macrumors member


    Jun 2, 2008
    i have that exact hitachi drive, it works great, you cant hear it spin, and also, the western digital drives have a conflict with the built in shock protection technology of the mac laptops
  6. Jenheta thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    Thanks a lot for all replies.

    I've ordered and now it is on its way !

  7. Jenheta thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    Just for the sake of curiosity, how confirmed is this conflict ? I found the same argument elsewhere but it does not seem to happen with many people.

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