Spinpoint or Barracuda?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by shinji, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Spinpoints are quieter, Barracuda's have better performance. Though you may not even notice the differences under normal use.
     
  3. shinji thread starter macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    Hmm..may go for the barracuda then
     
  4. shinji thread starter macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    thanks umbongo...looking at those figures, actually decided the spinpoint was a better idea overall...gonna order it :apple:
     
  5. fairnymph macrumors 6502

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    I have a 320GB barracuda and the 500GB spinpoint (in addition the stock 250GB WD which is my boot drive).

    Both are less than half full currently. I haven't noticed a huge difference in speed, although it sort of seems like maybe the spinpoint is faster? If someone wants to tell me benchmarks to run, I'll run them.

    The spinpoint is MUCH quieter other than that it makes some weird low pitched clicking sounds at times -- this seems to be an anomaly with my drive, but I haven't returned it because I haven't had any other problems.

    But the spinpoint really is a lot quieter (in terms of the constant sound level). Alot.
     

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