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November 3, 2012 6:28:16 PM

Hello all,

I currently have a Western Digital Blue Scorpio 320GB 5400rpm in my laptop. I wanted to upgrade it so I bought a Western Digital Black Scorpio 760GB 7200rpm. However, the disk vibrated the whole laptop too much for me, so I put it in my desktop. Now I have the following options:

1)Western Digital 1TB Scorpio Blue
2) Toshiba 1TB
3)Hitachi Travelstar 1TB
4)Seagate 1TB Momentus

All four drives are rated at 5400rpm. In your opinion, the difference in vibration is due to the 7200rpm instead of 5400?
Which of the previous four drives is considered quieter?

Thank you for your time

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November 3, 2012 6:57:33 PM

Probably, I've had a number of folks complain after upgrading their laptop HDD to 7200rpm. The best alternative, if it is within your budget is an SSD -- no heat, noise or vibration and much quicker.

According to notebook review the Scorpios are quieter overall: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4954&p...

Toms has a review on laptop drive performance where you can compare specific drives: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-mobile-hdd-char...
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