Seagate vs Hitachi advices welcome

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by derlockere, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. derlockere macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Hi Folks!

    I face the following decision: Getting a 2011 MBP this Friday with the Hitachi HTS725050A9A362 500 GB 7200RPM drive.

    Currently I have a Mid 2009 MBP with the Seagate ST9500420ASG 500 GB 7200RPM drive.

    The Seagate drive has no issues so far and it has a built in sudden motion sensor.

    I'm not sure if I should flip the Seagate in den 2011 MBP (the 2009er wil go to a colleague). In June I also want to upgrade the system drive to a SSD and put the 500GB drive into an optibay. Will the MBP built in sudden motion sensor work for the optibay drive as well? If not, it would be better to keep the Seagate in order to have a sudden motion protection of the drive in the optibay, right?

    Your comments on the two drives would be helpful!
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    I am fairly certain that is a + (positive)
    Anyway its not hitachi anymore its WD, Hitachi got taken over by WD.
    And to winers i know it was still made by Hitachi and they wont instantly be under control by WD, BUT you get what i am saying! ^^
  3. derlockere thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    A positive in favour of the Seagate or the Hitachi / WD drive?
  4. derlockere thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    Unless you are getting a SATA III SSD why not leave the HD where it is and put the SSD in the optibay? No worries about SMS and the SSD will work just as well and just as fast in the optibay.
  6. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    I recommend looking at WD Scorpio Black/Blue drives.
  8. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    I had a Hitachi TravelStar in my old MBP for over a year and it was superb. I now use Samsung 640GB 7200rpm drive in my new one, and it is superb as well.
  9. derlockere thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Want to get a Vertex 3 (if the firmware is not the same disaster as with the Vertex 2) --> I will need the SATA III speed....

    Thanks for your thoughts. Gonna check which HD is actually in the (hopefully tomorrow) delivered MBP and then decide.

    So far only positive feedback regarding Hitachi and WD came in here, is Seagate really that bad!?

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