New Macbook HDD, i need an opinion.. pls?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Star Destroyer, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    Hey,
    I am about to place the order for a new HDD to replace my to-small 60GB stock macbook drive... for my 1.83ghz Rev A Macbook...

    I have narrowed down to these two:

    1) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3281096&CatId=1277
    Western Digital 160GB Scorpio, 5400Rpm, 8mb,
    Average seek = 12ms
    Average Latency = 4.2 ms
    Priced at 109.99$ Cdn

    2)
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2967447&CatId=2676
    Hitachi Travelstar 5k160, 160Gb, 5400 Rpm, 8mb
    Average Seek = <11ms
    Average Latency = 5.51 ms
    Priced at 115.99$

    The real question is what are the Ave. Seek time, and what is the Ave. Latency and based on above, which drive do i want?

    The hitachi has perpendicular recording, i dont know what that means...
    Does anyone have these? are they noisey? or a battery drain?

    Right now i am leaning for the WD Scorpio..
    Can someone verfy and second me? or argue against it?

    Just take a look at the links pls..
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    Dont know anything about drive terms, but cant speak highly enough of WD
    drives just upgraded my macbook pro to the 320gb one
     

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