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Problems with drives like the scorpio black are that you have to factor in heat and power consumption when its going in a laptop.
Like I said, I use it in my PS3. Will you believe me if I say that my 5400rpm was hotter? While the area of the CPU+GPU gets really hot at some point, the HDD area remains quite cool. Noise isn't also much of a problem.
     
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Looks like Scorpio black may be the way. As for power and heat consumption. I am not too bothered. Heat , well it wont get so hot my laptop will melt and as for power, my laptop is usually deskbound rather than out and about usage.
That is true though I guess and even more so if the laptop is usually deskbound.
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Like I said, I use it in my PS3. Will you believe me if I say that my 5400rpm was hotter? While the area of the CPU+GPU gets really hot at some point, the HDD area remains quite cool. Noise isn't also much of a problem.
But relative to the XT i'm pretty certain that the Scorpio has higher heat levels
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post #13 of 25
Momentus XT is a gimmick.

I'd go for any Hitachi Travelstar, they are supposed to be some of the quietest, most power efficient drives on the market. Speeds are comparable to the Scorpio black aswell.

If you're willing to spend the extra dough for an SSD, by all means do so. I previously owned a 320gb Scorpio Black and it is nothing compared to this vertex 2(who'd a thunk it? ). Going from 5400rpm to 7200rpm is slightly noticeable, but if you're not hurting for storage it really isn't worth it unless you get a deal on a drive. But this is OCN right? The land of overkill.
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Storage for me is a biggie and I do not want to pay an arm and a leg for an SSD, I have owned SSD's before and they are awesome, however the price to storage ratio is awful :9
post #15 of 25
Hitachi 7K500. I haven't seen any mechanical laptop hard drive beat it with any consistency. Next best would be the Scorpio Black.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 4/4/11 at 7:03pm
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Is there a decent comparison site or review, at the moment I am either with the Scorpio or Hitachi, leaning towards the scorpio black though.
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I have this one: Seagate ST9500420AS 500GB 7200rpm 16MB Cache. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00f5ee0a0aRCRD
It only uses .05 % more power than a 5400rpm drive. And heat is not an issue.... the new drives are alot more efficient. Mine has been great, much quicker than the 5400rpm Hitachi that came with the laptop....
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I don't know where they are at the moment, but for the past couple of years the Hitachi 7K500 has been the best mechanical hard drive for a laptop when one takes overall speed, usability, responsiveness, reliability, and quietness. The Scorpio Blacks are pretty much equal except they tend to be a bit louder and a slight bit less responsive, but they are a bit faster in overall throughput. Since you mentioned Access Times and Sluggishness the 7K500 will be your best choice. When the 7K750 comes out with it's two 375g platters instead of the two 250gig ones it should be even quicker and more responsive, but that won't be for awhile yet.

Most of my info came from the Notebook Review forums and personal experience.
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I have this one: Seagate ST9500420AS 500GB 7200rpm 16MB Cache. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00f5ee0a0aRCRD
It only uses .05 % more power than a 5400rpm drive. And heat is not an issue.... the new drives are alot more efficient. Mine has been great, much quicker than the 5400rpm Hitachi that came with the laptop....
Thanks I will check it out : )

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I don't know where they are at the moment, but for the past couple of years the Hitachi 7K500 has been the best mechanical hard drive for a laptop when one takes overall speed, usability, responsiveness, reliability, and quietness. The Scorpio Blacks are pretty much equal except they tend to be a bit louder and a slight bit less responsive, but they are a bit faster in overall throughput. Since you mentioned Access Times and Sluggishness the 7K500 will be your best choice. When the 7K750 comes out with it's two 375g platters instead of the two 250gig ones it should be even quicker and more responsive, but that won't be for awhile yet.

Most of my info came from the Notebook Review forums and personal experience.
Thats great, Thanks I will have to check out some benchmarks as wel methinks
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*Update*

After checking some benchies, While the Hitachi did a great job, I found the Scorpio Black to be a little more consistent performance wise. So I have gone ahead and bought a Scorpio black !, Will be here tomorrow

Time to image my OS again lol Thanks again !
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