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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Philflow, Jul 20, 2011.
Western Digital 1TB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive Resized
Keen to see how it rates vs the Samsung M8.
Looking at an optibay storage drive atm and the choices at the top are:
WD Black 750
WD Blue 1TB 9.5mm
Samsung M8 1TB 9.5mm
Currently the black is the only one I can get in Australia sadly, the other two are around $160 imported.
WD Black can be noisy at times (Newegg reviews) and consumes 1.2 watt while idle (Techreport). That's pretty steep.
The noise is the factor thats spooking me, I run on power all the time so that's not really an issue. Being in the optibay it needs to be 9.5mm and the WD Black at least fits but speed isn't important as my 240G Vertex 3 will be the primary when I get it in a few days, this'll just be media.
I have the black scorpio 750GB and believe me, the noise and vibration it makes is bearable but the drain in power when it is idling....that really kills it for me. My daily usage with it from 100% battery goes to 0% in approximately 4 hours. That is just leaving email and Safari on with tethering enabled via WiFi. I am gonna switch it back to the 1TB Scorpio Blue when i can get my hands on it.
How much faster is the 7200RPM than the 5400?
This review shows the real world differences between Scorpio Blue (5400 rpm), Black (7200rpm), Seagate Hybrid and SSD: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6071&p=2
Battery isn't the biggest deal breaker for me since my laptop will be with the power adapter most of the time except when I'm in class. It's the supposed vibration and noise I am worried about
The vibration it produces is noticeable. When you are pounding on your laptop and your palms resting on the palm rest most of the time you can actually feel it. Plus the left hand side feels warmer compared to the right...
That's too bad; just changed my older 12.5mm WD 1TB to a 9mm Samsung 1TB.
I don't see these items on Amazon yet, any word on when Amazon usually gets it? I have gift cards with them, that's why.
I bought my 12.5mm Western Digital 1TB just under a month ago from a local shop. I haven't taken it out of the wrapping yet, I'm hoping they can give me a store credit and buy the 9.5" instead. Looking at newegg's feedback results, the 12.5mm got quite a bit of 1 star ratings and a lot of failures. This makes me uneasy opening and using the drive to store 1TB of data. I use backups, but 1TB lost at any point will suck.
Amazon has had these drives in their database for several days. I placed my order yesterday. Today, they received stock but it looks like they sold out quickly. My unit has yet to ship, crossing fingers.
Anyone know where to get the Samsung 1TB 9.5mm? Newegg does not have it anymore.
Got a link? All I see is there 5200RPM ones and those were released last year according to Amazon info.
Well.. you asked.
The drive is noisy in my InXtron FW800 enclosure. And-pricey. The Greens are much better in the same enclosure (cooler, no noise, low power consumption, lower price).
I bought this drive from new egg last week and installed it in my 13" 2009 MBP. Here is a benchmark just taken of my machine with that drive installed:
Pretty sure that's not the drive you have, yours is likely the 12.5mm.
O Yea of little faith, it surely is. It is the new 9.5 mm version.
I too am curious of this. I also want to see the WD Blue 1Tb 7200RPM compared to the WD Black or Blue 750Gb 7200RPM. I have the 750Gb 7200RPM that ships with all new MBP's, but that extra 250Gb would be great as long as there is little to no performance decrease.
Kind of strange if it came from Newegg, I was on the phone to them just two days ago and they said they haven't seen any WD 1TB 9.5mm drives yet and don't expect to for a couple of weeks.
I found my emailed invoice from new egg and it had their internal number as a link on it. I bought this on the 24th of July. Click on this link:
If you look at the ratings comments you can see that it was being sold.
Anyone questioning reliability of this drive? I've heard numerous complaints about WD drives failing prematurely. Why should this be any different?
The benchmark scores make me want to definitely buy it, but if it is going to fail right away, I'll wait.
Seagate Momentus ones can fail prematurely. All of them can. That's a known issue with different hard drives, not just WD. Our household uses mainly WD and no failures yet for many years.
I would buy it from Amazon. Get an external if you do not already have one for backups. If it does fail, send it back to Amazon.