which is better? seagate 7200.4 500gb or western digital blue 500gb

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  1. BlueLAser macrumors newbie

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    between the two, seagate 7200.4 500gb or western digital blue 500gb, which has greater performance and in what way? and is there a serious difference in battery life.
     
  2. BlueLAser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that is funny cause that is also a thread that i started. but i still have the same question.
     
  3. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    There is a huge review with a bunch of hard drives and the Seagate Momentus and Blue Scorpio were both in it.

    In the review, it say the WD was most consistent and the better hard drive because so. The Momentus was not always up to par to what a 7200rpm HD should be.
     
  4. BlueLAser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay and what was this review or discussion? and when.
     
  5. fr0 macrumors member

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    I have the Western Digital 500GB Blue in my Rev. A Blackbook. It's been a very reliable drive for the time I've had it. No problems at all. I can't really compare it to the other one, but being a 5400 RPM drive, I'd say get the other one if speed is your #1 concern. If you just need space then get the WD Blue. I think it's a great value.

    fr0
     
  6. BlueLAser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about it makes it such a great value over the other one, seeing it is faster.
     
  7. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Do some research, like on MRoogle or Google.

    From what I've heard though, the WD Scorpio Blue is more popular.
     
  8. moral-hazard macrumors regular

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    Seagate has had some serious QA issues recently.

    A year ago, I had 3TB worth of seagate desktop class hard drives (7200.11's). Turns out the 7200.11s have firmware issues and seagate totally mishandled fixing the firmware (by releasing a new firmware that bricked the drives for alot of people). At this point, I sent back my two Seagate 1TB's for WD Caviar Black 1TBs. They offer a 5yr warranty and pretty rediculous performance.

    I've lost trust in seagate. I would recommend either the 320GB WD scorpio black (if you want a 7200rpm drive). I haven't heard much in the way of problems with those drives.
     
  9. arcobb macrumors regular

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    I've got the sea gate in my mac mini. No complaints so far.
     
  10. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Oh .... why did you start TWO THREADS asking the same question??

    Why not just post to the first one to bump it to the top of the list?
     
  11. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I did a ton of research on here and various web sources .....


    All roads led to the WD SCORPIO BLUE !!!!!

    You should read this article ---> http://techreport.com/articles.x/17010

    If you do not have the time I will quote their end results for you here ....

     

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