160 vs 500 Tags: Hard Drives SATA Heat Power Storage Last response: October 9, 2010 3:59 PM in Storage Share myowaiwin October 8, 2010 9:06:24 AM what the difference in power comsumption heat read/write speed of sata 160gb and 500 gb hdd thanks More about : 160 500 anort3 a c 107 G Storage October 8, 2010 6:36:05 PM It completely depends on the make, model and generation of the drives. Be more specific. myowaiwin October 9, 2010 8:12:01 AM hatichi hard drive in Mac book alu 13 160 gb vs current generation WD 500gb brand new one Related resources Western Digital Caviar Blue 160 gb vs 500 gb - Forum My sata 500 gb harddisk is slower then old 160 gb harddisk - Forum Seagate 500 gb VS Two Seagate 160 gb - Forum RAID0 Hitachi 7K 160 Vs Hitachi T7K 500 - Forum Nvidia 7950gx2 vs Nvidia 9700M GT vs Nvidia GTS 160 M - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rwpritchett a b G Storage October 9, 2010 3:47:27 PM Still need more info. 5400 rpm? 7200 rpm? In general, newer larger capacity hard drives will be a little quicker because they most likely have more dense platters. If the WD replacement drive is a 7200 Scorpio black, it should be noticeably faster than the older 5400 rpm Hitachi. myowaiwin October 9, 2010 3:59:06 PM both are 5400 rpm plz mention not only the read/write speed but aslo the power comsumption and heat. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources OCZ Agility 2 180 gb or Intel X25 GB 160 same price HELP Forum 90GB SSD vs 500 GB HDD Forum PC responds very slow when i replaced my 160 gb hd with 500 gb hd Forum Beyer M 160 Forum Corsair gs 500 vs cx 500 v2 Forum 16MB cache in 500 GB drive vs 32MB cache in 1TB drive Forum 160 GB 7200.9 vs 1.5TB WD15EADS for main drive Forum First time build, advice please? =) $ 500 -600 Forum Seagate FreeAgent 500 gb external-inaccessible-missing partition Forum Epson C900 vs . Samsung CLP- 500 Forum AIW9800 Vs .Pinnacle DVD 500 Analog Capture Forum ~$1, 500 + gaming desktop review Forum Dell Shipping: Hmmmmm $ 160 or Free, hmmmm? Forum First SSD advice? Forum I am seeking a mutimdia hard disk iomega which can records films from camera or Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !