Western Digital Blue 500GB Killing Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wicked1, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Has anyone bought the new Western Digital 500GB Blue HDD running 5400RPM and 8MB Cache. I just replaced my Hitachi 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache and noticed the WD HDD spins a lot more and seems to take an extra 30-45 min orr of my battery time. Has anyone noticed this, I am thinking of getting a Hitachi 500GB instead.
  2. ej3ffrey macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    i have this same hard drive and haven't had any problems with it at all... i did a clean install of snow leopard on it and reinstalled all my software one by one. did you time machine yours?

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