WD 2.5 in VelociRaptor in 17in MBP?

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  1. pspiegel macrumors member

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    I just was browsing for a faster HD and noticed that WD came out with a VelociRaptor 2.5 inch 600GB, 10,000RPM SATA HD without the giant heatsink...

    See here: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?DriveID=817

    Does anyone know if this will fit/work with a 17 inch current generation (i7) Macbook Pro??
     
  2. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if it would work, but most of the 10k HDDs in 2.5 inch are recommended for server and some desktops only.

    It would be fairly loud compared to a 7200 and I think be considerably more prone to vibrating your laptop off the table!
     
  3. pspiegel thread starter macrumors member

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    Very good points! Didn't even think of it vibrating that much! I currently have a Momentus XT which I LOVE the speed of, but for some reason have been getting consistently reoccurring invalid volume file count, directory count, and the occasionally missing thread record errors every few weeks. I repair them via disk utility or disk warrior and then they go away for a week or two but then come back. I have reinstalled the OS but have not yet done the painful manual reinstall of all my things one by one..

    However, I asked the Genius at the Apple store the other day and he said that the XT constantly moving items to and from the 4GB SSD portion may be causing some issues, so he'd recommend trying to do the reinstall on a traditional drive, and see if it stops. Therefore, I am now looking for the fastest 500GB traditional drive :)

    Any thoughts on the issues or on a drive?
     
  4. pspiegel thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh and for those who are much more knowledgeable than I, here are the logs I have been getting, any advice would be TREMENDOUSLY appreciated .

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking extents overflow file.
    Checking catalog file.
    Missing thread record (id = 3658743)
    Incorrect number of thread records

    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking catalog hierarchy.
    Invalid volume directory count
    (It should be 207351 instead of 207352)

    Checking extended attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking extents overflow file.
    Checking catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking catalog hierarchy.
    Checking extended attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume file count
    (It should be 927261 instead of 927263)
    Invalid volume directory count
    (It should be 208052 instead of 208050)

    The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.


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    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking extents overflow file.
    Checking catalog file.
    Missing thread record (id = 3658743)
    Incorrect number of thread records

    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking catalog hierarchy.
    Invalid volume directory count
    (It should be 207351 instead of 207352
    )
    Checking extended attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.


    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking extents overflow file.
    Checking catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking catalog hierarchy.
    Checking extended attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume file count
    (It should be 899048 instead of 899049)
    Invalid volume directory count
    (It should be 201974 instead of 201973)

    The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.


    Thanks so much!!!!!
     
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  6. pspiegel thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, then what do you recommend that is a bit more current other than a full fledged SSD drive?
     
  7. wkw macrumors 6502

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    :)

    sorry I was just joking around about 2007. I am sure its an amazingly fast drive.

    this 500gb Hitachi at newegg is a screaming deal at $50 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145361
     
  8. milan03 macrumors 6502

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    Just imagine how much battery drainage that 10,000rpm would cause... Not worth it man.
     
  9. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a 1TB Toshiba Canvio, gutted it, and chucked the drive in my 13", and love it!

    Not the fasted drive, but bloody huge and fairly quick!
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I imagine heat, noise and battery drain would make it unappealing.
     
  11. pspiegel thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point again. The 10,000rpm is officially out :). Any other recommendations? WD Caviar Black 7200rpm vs Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM?
     
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  13. pspiegel, Nov 7, 2010
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    Well from all the posts (thank's everyone) it sounds like my next drive certainly is not going to be a Velociraptor :), now I guess it is beteween 500GB 7200rpm Scorpio Black or Seagate Momentus. Unless there are other ideas?

    I also would love to hear from someone their opinion on my disk utility logs and whether you think those are more than likely from data migration, or from the Momentus XT always moving data around... I love the Momentus XT but the corruption issues that are reflected in those logs are worrying me as they keep reoccurring even after I reinstalled the OS. Only thing I haven't done is installed the OS and then installed my apps one app at a time (no migration).

    However if it is the Momentus XT that is causing the issue in the first place, I am trying to make sure I restore everything and reinstall apps one by one on a drive that won't cause the issue again (if that at all makes sense..) so that way I don't waste my time and have to do it more than once.
     
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  15. Mactrillionaire macrumors regular

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    Anything that gets moved around a lot during use should have solid state storage. It's the only way to pretty much guarantee that you won't lose data from a sudden movement or from dropping your laptop.
     
  16. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I would go with the WD Scorpio Black. The Caviar Black is a 3.5" desktop drive.
     
  17. pspiegel thread starter macrumors member

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    My mistake, I meant scorpio black. I am still very curious though if the error logs that I posted reflect more of a HD issue or a migration issue from before? Is anyone able to interpret them?
     
  18. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    lol i did the exact same thing with the toshiba 750gb version of the 1tb
     

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