What 750GB Hard Drives @ 7,200 Speed Are Apple Using In MBPs?

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  1. PeteJames, Jan 12, 2012
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    I put a Seagate Momentus in mine but it failed within a year - 2 out of 2 dodgy seagates so I won't be using them again. What are apple putting in the latest MBP?

    I think I might get the WD Scorpio Black 750GB 7200rpm
    or Toshiba 1TB 5200rpm - will 12.5mm fit a MBP?
     
  2. safelder macrumors member

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    I just installed a Hitachi 7200 RPM 750 GB HDD, and so far, so good. I've always had good luck with Hitachi in the past (and it replaced the OEM Hitachi 7200 RPM 500 GB HDD).

    I don't believe 12.5mm will work in the MBP.
     
  3. PeteJames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are apple still using hitachi? My drive from them is still going nicely from 2008.

    Could get a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint @ 5400
    or WD Scorpio Black 750GB @ 7200 (WD seem to like me)
    or your Hitachi
     
  4. NZed macrumors 65816

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    I think they are either Hitachi's (which is really good) or Samsung's (also good but heard more complaints than the Hitachi's)

    Weird about the Seagate drives. They are pretty solid too. You must've got t2o bad ones.

    Go with Hitachi
     
  5. toothache macrumors member

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    I just bought a macbook with 750gb 7200rpm late 2011 15inch and it has a hitachi drive and no name RAM.
     
  6. PeteJames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dunno whether go to with the Hitachi or WD 7200 750GB - Any opinions?
    Super Quiet & Reliable is what I'm after...not that anyone would want a noisy one that breaks.
     
  7. scmguru macrumors member

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    WD Scorpio black 750 here.. runs great. I get ~110 MB/s read rates.
     
  8. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    My machine came with a Toshiba MK7559GSXF 750gb 5400rpm drive.
     
  9. rebby macrumors 6502

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    I have a Seagate Momentus in mine. It's in an Optibay adapter (from Ebay). Been working great for me.
     
  10. Acejam2k macrumors regular

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    My late 2011 15" MBP came with a 7200rpm 750GB Hitachi.

    WD has gone way down hill recently. Go with Hitachi.
     
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    Is it quiet and vibration free? The 7200 speed Hitachi one that came with my late 2008 MBP is actually pretty noisy
     
  12. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    The two Hitachi drives I've had experience with have been extremely noisy. Both are the 320GB drives that came with the 15" MBP from 2010 and the 13" MBP from 2011.

    The one in the 15" MBP has since died, and the one in the 13" is heading down the same path I fear (slow, noisy etc).

    I'd say go for a WD Scorpio Black drive, I've heard great things about them.

    But really, just steer clear of Hitachi.
     
  13. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    The only two drives I've never had fail are Hitachi and Samsung. And the Hitachi drives have consistently the quietest and most vibration-free. I've tried a number of 7200 RPM drives in my 13" MBP and the only one I can use is the Hitachi. The WD and Seagates are loud and vibration-prone in comparison.
     
  14. sunnyj macrumors 6502

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    i have 20 2tb WD Caviar Black & 24 2tb WD RE4's since 2009 and they have been rock solid in terms of reliability.
    I've had a lot of problems with Seagate Baracuds drives in the past which resulted in me buying WD drives.
     
  15. Acejam2k macrumors regular

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    Consider yourself lucky. I've had the pleasure of testing over 1,000+ HDD's recently for various storage projects. There were over 30+ WD failures.

    None of our Hitachi drives have failed.
     
  16. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    It could be that the 320GB Hitachi drives that I had, came from a bad batch. Nevertheless, I've sworn off Hitachi for good.
     
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    WELL THANKS ALOT .my 1tb western digital drive is starting to click!!! and it has all my data on it!
     
  18. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Entirely understandable given what happened to you!

    I think you hit on the real problem - every manufacturer is going to have SOME issues. I've read that Hitachi engineers their drives more conservatively than others, making them less prone to fail and less prone to bad batches. Whether that's true or not I could not say - I would like to believe it.
     
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    I just bought the Hitachi Travelstar 750GB SATA II 2.5" Mobile Drive from Tiger Direct's ebay store for $120 + shipping. I'm planning to install in my 2010 15" 2.4 Ghz i5 MacBook Pro.
     
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    Hitachi here too, I also have three older desk stars says 3 all Hitachi all still going strong after the migration from a Windows desktop. They seem to come out ahead of Seagate.
     
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    got one of these and its been great so far
     
  22. PeteJames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it fast enough or lacking compared to 7,200. I want it for music production so could do to be fairly speedy at least. Could really do with 1TB though.
     
  23. Chubbysumo macrumors newbie

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    they use whatever is the cheapest they can get, which usually is the hitachi "deathstar" HDDs, which are known for a really high failure rate. NO, a 12.5mm HDD will not fit. Go with a 7200RPM drive, you will notice the difference from a 5400 to a 7200 drive.

    As a note, the entire Hitachi Deskstar line has about a 45% failure rate, where as most other mfgs have about a 15% failure rate.
     
  24. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    never had a 7,200 drive but here is a good review on the samsung comparing the to some 7200 drives

    http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_spinpoint_m8_review
     

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