New 2TB HD - Seagate vs Western Digital?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by discofuel, May 29, 2011.

  1. discofuel macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    I'm replacing the stock 1TB Seagate HD in my iMac with a 2TB drive and wanted opinions on which drive to get:

    Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache
    Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black SATA 6GB/s 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache

    My existing Seagate drive makes horrible clicking sounds and I've always had good experiences with Western Digital so definitely leaning that way.

    Anyone had experiences with either of these drives?

  2. Repo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    Seagate. Any HDD is subject to clicking sounds. Which one has the better warranty?
  3. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    My 500 GB WD Caviar Black I just installed in my MBP is completely silent, no clicking sounds whatsoever.

    My 1TB Seagate in my iMac is horrendously loud!

    Both have 5 year warranty.
  4. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    All my HDD since my Windows 3.1/DOS 6.0 years and up to my present MAC years have been WDC drives. I've yet to encounter any problems.
  5. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
  6. dqpassat macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2009
    Just installed the WD Caviar Black on my Mac Pro at work...seems to run pretty silent. Seagate 1TB on my iMac at home is a loud sucker! Would recommend the WD...

    I can only vouch on "noise" level, not reliability.

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