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Wink Western Digital Scorpio hard drives - 03-29-2010, 02:36 AM

Hi folks........newbie here for this forum....
Bought a mini 10, just to putter around with me, Big Mistake !!!!
My wife and son got there hands on it and to say now that I own 3 A mini 10, 10V and just purchased a 1012 for myself.
Was thinking of upgrading the 1012 to a larger hard drive.....Been reading alot of posts on here and decided to go with a Western Digital Scorpio....but the question is which is 5200rpm or black 7200 rpm ? Also with the black version, would the Secure park be better or not?
thxs all..........great forum
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Default 03-29-2010, 03:10 AM

Technically the 7200rpm is better but because the Mini 10s are so "slow", you really won't notice a difference between a 5400 and 7200rpm drive in one.

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Default 03-29-2010, 03:18 PM

I prefer the 5400RPM drives due to absence of vibration found in 7200RPM drives. I installed a WD 320GB 5400RPM in my 10v. I'm happy with the performance and capacity.
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Cool 03-29-2010, 04:13 PM

I had the 500gb, but then upgraded to the 640gb....both are great drives, both are 5400rpm, dont see a reason to go to the 7200rpm, I now use my 500gb in an external housing as a backup device..

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Default 04-01-2010, 09:52 PM

I don't think the Minis have a sudden motion sensor, like the MacBooks have, so I'd assume that it would be nice to have a built-in one, like the Scorpio Black series.

Which makes me curious: Is it built into the HDD itself, or do you need to have a sudden motion sensor on your computer to use the HDD one?

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