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    Why not just read the reviews there?

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    I did, but they really were not doing much for me. So I wanted to get a Mac users perspective since normally its mostly PC users that buy. Thats all.

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    I'd stretch for the 7200rpm model.

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    all my research suggests the WD Black Scorpio 7200RPM 320GB as the best option for both speed and reliability. you will notice a difference in OS speed when you go from 5400RPM to 7200RPM

    this is what i would get and its $10 cheaper.

    i just ordered another one of those myself for the new Macbook i picked up and i hope that with the cost of SSD's coming down that this will be my last spinning drive i order
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    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ-linux View Post
    Don't get a SSD. It will ruin you for HDD's.
    hahaha i know i can't wait for them to be a little more affordable for the size HDD i require.

    looking forward to upgrading in the next year or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by fletch33 View Post
    all my research suggests the WD Black Scorpio 7200RPM 320GB as the best option for both speed and reliability. you will notice a difference in OS speed when you go from 5400RPM to 7200RPM

    this is what i would get and its $10 cheaper.

    i just ordered another one of those myself for the new Macbook i picked up and i hope that with the cost of SSD's coming down that this will be my last spinning drive i order
    Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVTRTL 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives

    this one has the same RPM's but bigger... but the sad thing is its alot more expensive... =[ I will have to think about it. Thanks for the help everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismac View Post
    I'd stretch for the 7200rpm model.
    +1
    I have it, and has done wonders for me in terms of performance.

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