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    Question Hdd
    I am looking to upgrade my hard drive from 250gb 5400rpm to a 500gb 7200rpm but so many people have said either WD is good/bad or seagate is good/bad and hitachi is a deathstar. Im looking for reliability and looking for ideas. I am looking at the Hitachi 7k500 only because my current is a Hitachi travelstar and thought like for like wont be a bad choice since apple gave me it.
    converted and wish i done it sooner!

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    This thread in particular will be of some help to you. The post I linked to begins the discussion about Hitachi drives specifically.
    The stock drive my MBP came with is Hitachi and I haven't had any issues with it in the 1.5 yrs that I've owned this machine.

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    Seagate 500gb gets the best speed ratings of the bunch. I have that one and it has worked well so far.

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    thank you
    thanks guys, i really appreciate it.
    converted and wish i done it sooner!

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    No matter what brand of drive you do purchase, it will have its knockers so do not worry about them. Hitachi, Fujitsu, WD and Seagate are all reliable, although naturally enough some do fail, and that is why checking out the manufacturer's warranty is important.

    Deathstars were IBM models before Hitachi took over the manufacture of the drive. Hitachi drives are as reliable now as any other brand.

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    I got a hitachi 7k500 and it was okay until it was almost finished formatting and gave me errors out the *****, luckily, however, I have had the same experience in the past with WD, as well as seagate. You will always have some bad eggs in the bunch. Just make sure, as stated above, to make sure wherever you buy from has a good warranty, as well as the mfr.

    No matter how you go, a 7200 rpm will show a significant improvement. =)

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    I live in the UK and dont have access to websites such as newegg. is their a uk version of this website or similar? i think i will stick with the hitachi and will have my fingers crossed. thanks again
    converted and wish i done it sooner!

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    I've looked around, and the only site I can find is OWC (macsales.com)

    They are a little more expensive than new egg,but I believe they ship internationally. Maybe you should check them out?

    -Keegan

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    It also looks like TigerDirect.com does international =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharples696 View Post
    I live in the UK and dont have access to websites such as newegg. is their a uk version of this website or similar? i think i will stick with the hitachi and will have my fingers crossed. thanks again
    Hi there,
    I'd try Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more, Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices, Cheap Laptop, Hard Drives, LCD Monitors, TVs, Televisions, Netbooks and more at Ebuyer.com, or Play.com (UK): DVDs, Music CDs, MP3s, Video Games, Books, Electronics & Gadgets - Free Delivery if you want to avoid hefty international shipping charges.

    Hope this info helps.
    Mid 2011 i5 2.5 GHz iMac 21.5"

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    thanks again guys.
    converted and wish i done it sooner!

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