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

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

  1. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2006
    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:

    Western Digital 160GB Scorpio, 5400Rpm, 8mb,
    Average seek = 12ms
    Average Latency = 4.2 ms
    Priced at 109.99$ Cdn

    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


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    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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