What's the best 7200 rpm hard drive? Looking for 500gb or 750gb thx!!!

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  1. Maschil, Oct 14, 2011
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    Maschil macrumors 6502a

    Maschil

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    New to the macbook pro world.... especially to rpms etc.... just wondering is there a clear 7200 rpm 750 gb or 500gb over another.... preferably 750 gb I'm looking for.... I'm on mac sales but can't seem to decide... i heard hitachi and seagate were garbage..but I'm not sure.... and I'm getting mixed reposes whereever i search... Thanks guys!!!

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/

    Ok so so far
    Seagate Momentus 750GB HDD $90 At Newegg and 88 at Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momen...?ie=UTF8&qid=1318623149&sr=8-1&tag=acleint-20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148599

    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB HDD for 99 at newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I've used the Seagate Momentus 750GB HDD and Momentus XT 500GB HDD/4GB SDD with my 2011 MBP 13" and both worked great. I started with the 750GB and replaced it with the 500GB unit.
     
  3. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Samsung Spinpoint is 1TB 5,400RPM with 7,200RPM speeds.
     
  4. Maschil thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really???? LOLI HAVE that in my own macbook pro...perhaps i will get that one... basically i bought a macbook pro and I'm trying to upgrade it and sale it.... i just thought that the 7200 rpm would be a better marketing term... lOL hmmm
     
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    Hitachi 7K750 is what I use. The Samsung is also good. I have not liked the Seagates or Western Digitals that I've had - awfully vibration prone, but do note I'm very sensitive to vibration.
     
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    Link please?
     
  8. rex450se macrumors regular

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    I have the Momentus XT in my 2011 MBP 13" and love it. So I would have to give that one my vote.

    Victor
     
  9. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    I had a Hitachi but WD Scorpio Black is probably the fastest in terms of latency and random read and writes. No gimmicks like the Seagate. WD and Samsung and Hitachi are all tops for me.
    Seagate added flash memory to the XT because their raw spindles were always in last place. It helped definitely but it seems touch and go with the speed benefits.
    I have an SSD now but if not it would be Samsung or WD.
     
  10. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    Yes it is. Much faster than the 250GB 5400RPM drive that came with my MBP stock.

    Still no replacement for a SSD, but it's about as quick as you'll get for a spinning drive in a notebook.
     

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