Seagate 500GB 7200RPM - ST9500420AS - Now Available on mwave.com

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rw3, May 13, 2009.

  1. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    Title says it all. It is both on eBay and mwave.com. The eBay price is cheaper at $145.99 with Free Shipping. I'll be ordering up 2 and running them in RAID 0. :)

    Ryan
     
  2. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    isn't that expensive?

    You can get an internal 1TB for under $100 and external 1TB for under $150

    Unless I'm missing what makes this one special
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Has it hit you yet, Chris, that these are Laptop drives?
     
  4. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    :p it has now!
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's great! I love my Momentus 7200.3 and this one will no doubt be even better.
     
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    power consumption is slightly higher at peak, but has had no discernible effect on my battery life.

    as for heat, it may just be the diode, but mine reports a good 5ºC lower than the hitachi that came with my MBP...
     
  8. machomer macrumors regular

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    There's an entire thread on the wait for this drive and questions about its performance. Search for momentus 500gb. Newegg also has it.

    Can't wait to get it.

    :D
     
  9. sammich macrumors 601

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    Hasn't this drive been out for like, ages?

    Is there any indication that a larger drive, like a 640gig drive coming out anytime soon?
     
  10. bielen macrumors regular

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    NewEgg also finally has the drive in stock.
     
  11. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    i'll wait for WD or Hitachi to release their own version of the 500GB, 7,200 rpm.
     
  12. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Man, I have the G-Force version of this drive (ST9500420ASG) in back order for several months now. Is that one out, too? It's about time...

    :(
     
  13. Josh Max macrumors newbie

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    That sucks man. I just ordered mine from PCConnection.com today. Them and Newegg are the only authorized dealers with it in stock right now, but PCConnection is the only one that has the one with the G-force protection.
     
  14. ZeroCorpse macrumors member

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    Man, that thing's got to run hot.

    I mean... I have a 5400 RPM 500GB in mine, and it's hot... I can't imagine what stepping it up to 7200 RPM would do.
     
  15. Josh Max macrumors newbie

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    Many Mac notebooks already ship with 7200 rpm drives. I have a stock 150 GB 7200 rpm drive in my MBP right now and it doesn't run any hotter than most other notebooks I've used.
     
  16. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Somethings not right with your drive. My 7200RPM Seagate doesn't run hot at all. 32C according to iStat.
     

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