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Replacing HDD; Is this a good choice?


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Is the Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M500MBB a good choice for HDD replacement for my Macbook?
  • 500 GB
  • 5400 RPM
  • 9.5 mm height
  • Spin-up Current (Max.): 1000 mA; Seek Power: 2.0 watts; Read/Write Power: 2.5 watts; Low Power Idle: 0.7 watts; Standby Power: 0.2 watts; Sleep Power: 0.2 watts
  • RPM: 5400 rpm; Form Factor: 2.5 inch; Data Transfer Rate (Max.): 300 MB/s; Average Seek time (typical): 12 ms
  • Capacity: 500GB; Interface: SATA 3.0Gbps; Cache: 8MB
  • Shock: Operating: 325G @ 2ms; Non-operating: 900G @ 1ms; Power Management:; Voltage: +5V ± 5%

Here is a link to the drive an amazon. Not going to purchase it there but wanted to give the details for anyone looking to provide some feedback.

Amazon.com: Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M500MBB 2.5-Inch 500 GB SATA2 5400rpm 8MB Hard Drive: Electronics

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How about this one?
Amazon.com: Seagate Momentus 7200 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch Internal NB Hard Drive ST9500420AS-Bare Drive: Electronics
  • 7,200 RPM Spin Speed,16 MB Cache Buffer
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s Interface, 500 GB Capacity
  • Average latency 4.17 msec, Random read seek time 11.0 msec, Random write seek time 13.0 msec
  • Best-Fit Applications; High-performance and mainstream laptop PCs, Small form factor PCs, Workstations, Industrial applications
  • Two Year Warranty

Just want to make sure either of these is suitable for the Macbook.
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Both are suitable for your MacBook. However, the Seagate drive spins at 7200 RPM versus the Samsung 5400 RPM. The Seagate will be faster and from owner reports, is of better quality than the Samsung.
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