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Old Nov 30th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #21
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I currently have this 500GB 7200RPM from Hitachi on order to see if it's a bit better:

Newegg.ca - HITACHI Travelstar HD20500 IDK/7K 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Retail
Did you get this drive yet? I ordered the same one for $83 but they sent the 5400rpm 8MB cache last week instead (RMA'd it but the 7200rpm one is deactivated now).
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Old Nov 30th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #22
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Mine's supposed to be coming via UPS today... still waiting for it tho.

EDIT: Update - just received it from the UPS guy - it's the 7200RPM model for sure 5K700 won't have time to clone my current drive and swap them till later tonight or tomorrow AM.
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Old Dec 1st, 2009, 10:25 AM   #23
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New Update - got the Hitachi 7K500 installed in my MBP - and it's not as fast as the 7200.4 Seagate drive. Here's my two XBench scores:

First, the Seagate:



And then the Hitachi...



Will be interesting to see over the next few days if the Hitachi has any of the stuttering/head parking/noise issues the Seagate had.
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Old Dec 1st, 2009, 11:18 PM   #24
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would be interested in your experience here. Have read about many users having trouble with the seagate 500gig 7200rpm.

thanks for adding you experiences and thoughts. So much for asking any dealers here for any tips.



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Old Dec 1st, 2009, 11:31 PM   #25
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So much for asking any dealers here for any tips.
heres a thought...go into a dealer and ask them.
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Old Dec 1st, 2009, 11:44 PM   #26
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your right I never really thought forums were useful never thought of that thanks.



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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 12:05 AM   #27
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im just trying to figure out why a professional in the computer business would share their wealth of knowledge, normally reserved for their PAYING customers, with you..

when you buy a ______ at a b&m store, part of what you are paying for is the service...when you click a button online and order something, you pay less, but you cant really expect the same level of service, can you? sort of trying to have your cake and eat it too, no?

i should say, there are two ways to go about things...one way is to ask questions and maybe get answers, the other way is to have an air of entitlement and expect answers, and then kind of act like a doorknob when you don't get the answers feel you are entitled to for some reason...guess which road you took this time?
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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 12:12 AM   #28
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Listen einstein I have dealt with several here to the tune of many many thousands of dollars. So I'm a little disappointed. I'm more than happy to buy from a dealer with advice. I don't have time to drive around the city.

Perhaps you're entitled to share some of your profound knowledge somewhere else. I'm interested in some responses to my questions thanks.

Pardon me if I'm a little caustic after first being told to get rid of my flawlessly working machine, and then having to be preached at by some troll when I express being disappointed.



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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 12:20 AM   #29
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if you have good relationships with dealers, call them. go to their store, patronize their business and they will help you..i dont understand your first sentence...are you disappointed because you have dealt with dealers here and none of them are helping you now? pick up the phone...call them.

its hardly rocket science is it? you call me einstein? have you ever heard the quote "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results"? you've been posting in here since nov 22 with no reply, but you keep on trying, and then get snarky?

who is the "einstein" again?
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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 12:26 AM   #30
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dude, what is your problem? I asked a simple question, if you have something to contribute, great. Otherwise, stop crapping in the thread.



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