Performance difference between WD drives?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daneoni, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I was just curious as to whether there are any performance differences between the 320/500/750GB WD HDDs besides pure capacity?
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    I was happily surprised to find that the 500GB drive in my iMac was a Seagate. I hope my replacement carries the same drive.

    Anyhow, there shouldn't be any noticeable difference in performance between the drives.
  3. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Oh Seagate, thats even better. Im a big fan of Seagate. Curious, why are you getting a replacement what happened to the first machine?
  4. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    About 1/3 of the screen had a yellow/brown tint to it. Seems I'm not the only one with that problem but I don't know how widespread it is. Apple probably got a bad batch of panels.
  5. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    Just got my replacement today. Won't know till this evening. And didn't check the manufacturer on the first unit that came. I went with the 750. I hope it is a Seagate as that's all I buy.
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    I don't think I'll ever buy another WD hard drive again. I've owned two and both failed - one after 3 years and the other after 11 months. I think I'll stick to Seagates as well.

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