Please help me decide between these 2 OWC external hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rzucker, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. rzucker macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just bought my first MBP last week. I have decided on buying a OWC external hard drive which is portable. Here are the two:

    OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini
    500GB with a Seagate HD Momentus 7200.4

    or

    OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini
    750GB with a WD Scorpio® Black 7200rpm

    The size isn't the deal breaker. I am more interested in reliability and performance.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. rzucker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The warranty is the same. Is there much of a difference between 5400rpm 8mb cache vs a 7200rpm 16mb cache? I want to keep my videos on the external drive
     
  4. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

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    As least for me, I noticed a performance hit between 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM - though both the drives you listed are 7200 I believe. Given they've got the same warranty, and pretty much the same specs, I'd go with the larger drive.

    I also just like Western Digital drives. Had mostly pleasant experiences with them.
     

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