Western Digital or Seagate internal HD for a Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Groovemcfly, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Groovemcfly macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2006
    I'm looking for a 500+gb internal HD for my Mac Pro, but can't decide on which one, or even where to purchase it. Any recommendations? Thanks.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005

    No really. They're both decent brands.
  3. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    A lot of people's bias towards particular brands is baseless. For example; say I bought a Samsung drive because I'd read reviews saying they were really quiet (which I did), and say this Samsung drive has been abused for over 2 years with no issues (it has). Because of that, I would build up a trust in Samsung drives and would be more likely to buy them.

    In general, HDDs are HDDs. Just get the fastest/biggest/whatever you're looking for-est you can.
  4. Celeron macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    I prefer Seagate drives because they come with a 5 year warranty.
  5. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    The new 7200.10 hdds from Seagate are supposedly faster than anything the other guys have in that price range. I got a 250gb 7200.10 seagate drive a couple weeks ago and its great, very fast (~80mb/s) and totally silent.

    (seagate strangely puts a jumper on their hdd's that limits them to SATA 1 speeds, you need to remove it to enable SATA 2, remember that if you ever get a sata2 seagate drive)
  6. Groovemcfly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2006
    Thanks all. Anyone of any reliable online retailers w/ reasonable prices?
  7. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
  8. iCube macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2007
    I went to a local Apple user group meeting recently and an HD data recovery specialist was a guest speaker. He spoke VERY highly of Seagate HD's!! Seagate was #2 at the top of his list.
    #1 Samsung, #2 Seagate, #3 Hitachi ...very bottom of his list - W. D. :mad:
    He said Maxtor drives are good, but were bought out by Seagate.
    Quantums, in early iMacs were good, but are now gone.
    He said W.D. and Seagate HD's are made with a very different set of quality standards. Seagate's are very high...

    None of his ratings were based on loud vs. quiet, speed, price, rebates or warranties. It was based on only one thing...drive failures.

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