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New Laptop HDD?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by SidewinderINC, 1 Oct 2009.

  1. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    The HDD in my macbook is starting to make grinding noises when the laptop is sitting on the table - when held at an angle it seems to stop which is making me think that it's on the way out.

    I'm going to buy a new one tonight, and think I know the one I'm after.

    The WD Scorpio Black 320GB at £65

    Not many places seem to stock it anymore, is there any reason for this?
    A little wary that they're phasing them out for a specific reason, or is it just that they're very popular?

    I can get the Scorpio Blue 500GB for £5 cheaper, but not sure how much faster 7200rpm is in read/write than 5400rpm and whether it's worth the extra for the speed.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,406

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    the scorpion blue isnt much slower at all. its definately the better buy:)
     
  3. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    purchased the blue, muchos more storage space :D

    Especially going from the 120GB that's currently in this macbook pro!