Western Digital or Seagate for Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by linux2mac, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. linux2mac macrumors 65816

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    I am interested in getting a 7200 RPM hard drive for a Mac Mini. Which brand is preferred by other users here - Western Digital or Seagate?

    Thanks.

    -Mike
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    at the moment, going off current trends.. WD definitely for reliability (speed depends on a few other factors).

    were you looking at 5400RPM drives or 7200rpm drives?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Everyone has their own opinion... I prefer WD but someone else can prefer Seagate.

    Read more carefully :p
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    True. I prefer Seagate as that is what is used in all of our servers, EMCs, and EVAs at work.
     
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    haha WOOPS!!!

    i still say WD.
     
  7. linux2mac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm running a WD 7200rpm 320GB in my mini and no problems, nor excessive heat or noise. Its great :)
     
  9. marclondon macrumors regular

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    Me too - fan mostly running at a steady 1500rpm and hard disk at about 50 C.

    M.
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I had the same decision to make a couple months ago and based on reviews (both pro and consumer) and opinions posted in forums, seems like a pretty even split--you'll always find opponents/proponents of both. FWIW, I settled on pair of 320 GB 7200 Seagates for my Macbook and Mini and couldn't be happier--run nice and quiet and cool. Either way you go, both are known to be good performers.
     
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