Please help me pick a hard drive for MB.... (Options inside)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Drizzle84, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Drizzle84 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I would like to upgrade my hard drive as I would like to have my whole music library and all my camera images on the hard drive.

    I have found these two (below) Which one should I go for? If anyone has a better suggestion please let me know :)

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/7523847/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Blue-WD5000BEVT-500GB-2-5-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/Product.html

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9663375/Toshiba-MK5055GSX-500GB-2-5-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/Product.html

    Cheers for your help in advance.;)
     
  2. Lscribe macrumors newbie

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    Check the specs on the vendor website

    I'd be inclined to go for the Toshiba but that may be just me ;-)

    I strongly recommend to check the disk specifications on their vendor website first though. I wonder if there's a typo in transfer rate on one of the specs mentioned, 300MBps versus 3GBit/s...kinda confusing.

    Another thing which needs verification is the size of these disks. Not all 2.5" hard disks have the same height. I've seen some which are about 1,5mm higher than common notebook disks.
     
  3. Drizzle84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply, why the Toshiba? anyone got the WD? Anymore opinions?
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I've read to not buy a hd with the internal sensor that parks the heads during a fall; it conflicts with the sensor already built into the mac laptops.
     
  5. Lscribe macrumors newbie

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    hmm gut feeling... I've seen issues with WD disks and not particularly with Toshiba's. But that's on a different platform, so not really a fair comparison.
     

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