Western Digital Scorpio Blue HDD issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wicked1, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Has anyone purchased the Scorpio Blue 500 GB HDD with 5400 RPM speeds and noticed the hard drive seems to slow everything down. I know there is more spindles to search thru, but I had a Hitachi 320GB 5400 RPM in there before and it seems as soon as I upgraded to this disk everything runs slower even when it first boots up loading Safari takes 20-30 seconds sometimes.

    I am in the process of reverting bc I never liked WD disks, I like Hitachi and Seagate, but this is a personal experience preference to anyone.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    My Scorpio Blue is very fast and I have had no problems with it at all

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    I recently upgraded from a failing 250GB WD Scorpio, and I'm extremely happy with the performance increase I gained.
  4. coast1ja macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2009
    are you running leopard or snow leopard??? I think Leopard had some performance issues with hard drives, but they released an update to fix it.

    Perhaps you got a faulty drive or it needs a firmware update or something.
  5. johnmbp macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    Having the same trouble.

    I have the same issue with the WD 500GB 5400 drive. Noticeably slower start up to applications and hangs up some times with video playback. Going to buy a replacement today from another manufacturer.

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