New MacBook 7200RPM HD - Hitachi or Seagate

lucab1982

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I have just ordered a new Seagate ST910021AS 7200RPM 100GB 2.5" SATA 8MB HD for my incoming MacBook from www.dabs.com here in the UK, however it is not in stock but a model they do have in stock and ready to ship is the Hitachi Travelstar 7200RPM 7K100 100GB U100 8M 0A25016.

Should I change my order to the Hitachi Travelstar or wait for the Seagate? The price difference is negligible. I haven't got a clue about which drive should be better for the job!

Cheers in advance
 

yippy

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In all honesty, for the user there is probably no noticeable difference, the only thing I can think of off hand that might be different would be the warrantee.

I have the Hitachi 7200rpm 80Gb version and it works well in my PowerBook.
 

codo

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lucab1982 said:
I have just ordered a new Seagate ST910021AS 7200RPM 100GB 2.5" SATA 8MB HD for my incoming MacBook from www.dabs.com here in the UK, however it is not in stock but a model they do have in stock and ready to ship is the Hitachi Travelstar 7200RPM 7K100 100GB U100 8M 0A25016.

Should I change my order to the Hitachi Travelstar or wait for the Seagate? The price difference is negligible. I haven't got a clue about which drive should be better for the job!

Cheers in advance
Personally, I'd go for the Hitachi for 2 reasons:

1) It will take more shock than the Seagate - In my studenty world, that’s a good thing ;)
2) Its marginally faster in day to day use according to the bench marks I've seen.

Also comparing the two dabs.com pages for the both, this could just be marketing chat, but the Hitachi seems to have better power saving features.

So that’s what I'd do - However its important to remember Seagate offer a longer warranty and are a very respected hard drive brand.
 

solaris

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I have an Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 in my rev. b PowerBook G4.
It produce a bit more noice and heat than the default 5400rpm Toshiba drive, but it is worth it. It is so much quicker in regular day to day use. :)
 

HiRez

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I've had a Hitachi 7K60 in my old Titanium PowerBook for something like 3 years now and the thing has been rock solid, it's a great drive in every way so I think you can't go wrong with a Hitachi, good luck.