Planning on buying new HD soon

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aniki, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Aniki macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
    I've never had a comp with a 7200 RPM HD, nor have used one. On my current HD (250 gigs), I have 1 gig left of space, I plan on buying a new HD soon (along with RAM but that's off-topic :D). What brand do you recommend, and which do you think I should get. *I dunno if there is a 7200 RPM 500 gig, if there is, please tell me *no samsungs please =D*.
  2. ZunePod macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    Is this for going in a laptop?

    if so there is a 7200RPM Seagate 2.5"
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The only 500GB 7200RPM drive is the Seagate; it's hard to find though.
  4. machomer macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    Dell carries their brand 500GB 7200rpm drive. The warranty is only 1 year from Dell.
  5. Ploki macrumors 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    i just bought WD Scorpio Black 320gb.
    will write how it holds up..
    ill put my old 5400 to an enclosure :)
  6. ZunePod macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    I got one last week, need to find a T6 screwdriver though, to put it in my MacBook.
  7. sm0 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    Wellington, NZ
    Is this not the one that has the clicking problems with the new unibodies?
    how does it perform compared to the scorpio blue? cheers
  8. Ploki macrumors 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    no idea i never had scorpio blue.
    it doesnt produce any clicking :)
    boot up is faster but still slow, that is i presume due to defragmenting i did and will take a few boot ups and a clean up to get better.
    its great, logic feels much snappier, it starts recording with less lag and in general is more responsive.
    very pleased. the drive also doesnt produce much more heat and/or noise. how ever more it is its unnoticable
  9. Ploki macrumors 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    haha, yeah. i couldnt find the T6 anywhere. i tried with a 5 or 6 i dont remember Imbus (hex). just had to be very careful and it didnt leave a mark when i unscrewed it.
  10. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    had the same problem here :D

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