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1589 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2010 12:23 AM by Ben_
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2010 10:49 PM (in response to Ben_)Hi Ben
Over a year ago I went with the 320 GB WD Caviar Blue and it runs cooler and quieter than the OEM 160GB Seagate. http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=299
Unfortunately the largest capacity blue is 750GB, if your insisting on a 1T then I would recommend a WD Caviar Black. > http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=733
Dennis17" Early Core Duo - 320GB WD Caviar Blue HDD - 2GB RAM - 21.5 LG Display -, Mac OS X (10.6.2), - Maxtor FireWire's - WD Passport - Nikon - Epson - 80GB Classic - 2GB Nano -
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2010 12:52 AM (in response to Ben_)Hi-
Count that as 2 votes for the WD Caviar Black drives.
Very satisfied with the ones I bought for the office, and great speed with 7200 RPM.iMac 27" 3.06, Mac mini (late 2009) 2.26, iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2010 1:49 AM (in response to kguy)Thank-you both for the suggestions. The website of the shop I want to buy the drive from advertises a new 1 TB caviar blue drive. I might try to get one of those. The caviar black is quite expensive.
Can anyone recommend the Seagate 1 TB barracuda or should I steer clear of Seagate?
Message was edited by: Ben_17" iMac Core Duo, 1.83GHz, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2) and Windows 7 Ultimate;, iMac G3 500Mhz Snow, 384MB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2010 12:23 AM (in response to pietrowiak)Thanks to all for the suggestions. I didn't have a choice in the end. I needed it repaired quickly and I could only find the Western digital green drives. I went with a 1 TB green drive.
To be honest, it doesn't feel any slower than the old drive. It seems to boot and copy just as fast. It's very quiet and so far, has run a couple of degrees cooler than the old drive.
The only thing I have noticed is that if the computer has been left on for a long period, it sometimes takes up to 20 seconds for the computer to become responsive, presumably because of the power saving feature of the drive - it parks the head and spins down the drive when not in use. But I don't really mind because I figure it's saving power.
Maybe if I did a lot of video editing I might feel the difference but I don't.
All and all, very happy!17" iMac Core Duo, 1.83GHz, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2) and Windows 7 Ultimate;, iMac G3 500Mhz Snow, 384MB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)