Opinion of WD Cavier Green HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pb1300, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    IS this HD compatible with the UMB? Its a 640gb drive, and i found it at MacMall for a pretty cheap price. It is refurbished though. Just wanted to know if it was a good deal?
     
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Aren't Caviars 3.5"? If so they won't fit in your MB. You need a 2.5"
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's 3.5" drive and MacBook Pros use 2.5" drives. It's too big. Take a look at Scorpio Blues
     
  4. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed that. Im now stuck between the WD Scorpio or the Seagate 500gb 7200. I keep reading that the Scorpio is almost as fast as the 7200 drives, but I just dont know which one to go with.
     
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

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    The WD Caviar series are 3.5" (desktop) drives; you need a 2.5" for internal use, or anything that will fit in an external enclosure for an external drive. I have 2 of the WD Caviar green 750GB drives in my Drobo and one of them makes an awful racket (along with 2 other drives). I would not recommend this drive.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would get Scorpio because with 7200rpm drive, there may be some heat, battery and vibration issues.
     

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