Mac Mini :: New HDD (Western Digital Scorpio Blue)?

Aug 5, 2009

Does anyone know if the new Western digital scorpio blue drives - 750gb and 1tb.. fit in the Mac Mini? Or the Macbook pros come to that?

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MacBook Pro :: 500gb 5400rpm Scorpio Blue Or 7200rpm 320gb Scorpio Black?

Jun 18, 2009

The thing is I dont really need 500gb of space. But from reviews Ive read that the 500gb is faster in some cases because of its higher platter density.
Vibration /noise issues on the scorpio black 7200rpm sway me towards the scorpio blue 500gb as well.

Anyone had experience of either hard drive or both? (this will be for a 2.2Ghz MBP)

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Mac Mini :: Western Digital Or Seagate - Preferred Hard Drive

Sep 23, 2009

I am interested in getting a 7200 RPM hard drive for a Mac Mini. Which brand is preferred by other users here - Western Digital or Seagate?

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Mac Pro :: Western Digital 1TB RE3 3.5 HD?

Sep 10, 2009

1) Is the Western Digital 1TB RE3 3.5 HD recommended for the 8 Core MP? Or am I better of sticking to the WD 1TB Black Caviar? 2) When ordering my HDD do I also need the cables? Or do I just need to order the drive as it is?

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OS X :: Western Digital External Hdd... How To Serach

Apr 30, 2007

I have a WD External HDD. Everytime it goes to sleep it disappears from my Finder in OSX and then I have to turn the power off on the HDD and turn the power back on for it to reappear in my OSX. It's rather annoying - in Windows it just stays there and you click on the icon and it will wake up. Is there any way to force OSX to search for the HDD or something and not delete it every time it goes to sleep?

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Mac Pro :: Western Digital Releases New VelociRaptors

Apr 6, 2010

Well, as some of you may think that VelociRaptors are dead, they aren't. They were great few years ago when there were no SSDs for reasonable price but got then owned by SSDs due their fast speed. WD has came up with two new VRs, 450GB (299$) and 600GB (329$). They are both 10 000rpm drives and improvements for last generation are 32MB cache instead of 16MB, SATA 6Gb/s, 0.4ms seek time (was 0.75ms) and transfer speed of 145MB per second (was 128MB/s). Platter size has also increased from 150GB to 200GB so they were able to keep the same form factor (3.5") and come up with larger capacities.

Still can't beat SSDs in speed but the price is five times cheaper per GB than in SSDs. Very detailed and massive article available in AnandTech (thanks Eidorian for letting me know about that site, love it!)

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MacBook Pro :: WD Scorpio Blue Or Seagate Momentus?

Jan 16, 2009

I'm aware that there are probably a dozen of these threads around in the forums, but if you have the time to tell me to search it up, then you have the time to answer my question. I am fully aware that this may void my MBP's warranty. I've decided to go with either the 500gb 5400rpm WD or Seagate. I'm just wondering which drive is more reliable and faster. Also, when installing the hard drive, is it ok to use a magnetic screw driver. Someone told me that there's an application called Superduper. It clones the original hard drive to make the upgrade easier. Is this a good application, or are there better options?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Set As Main Hdd - Western Digital 2TB External Hdd

Dec 13, 2010

alright so i bought a 2TB External Hard Drive and i was wondering if we could you the hard drive as your main hard drive like the Mac system files ect...? because my current one (250GB is kind of small) compared to the 2TB

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Hardware :: Okay To Never Turn Off Western Digital My Book?

Dec 27, 2010

I received a WD My Book and the Apple Airport Extreme for Xmas. I connected the External HD to Airport so I could use it as a network drive for Time Machine and some extra storage. Everything works great, but the WD My Book has its own power supply and on/off switch. Is it okay if I never turn it off, or should I turn it off when I'm not using the extra storage?

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Mac Pro :: Western Digital Caviar Green Or Black 1TB

Aug 12, 2009

Just recently got myself a Mac Pro with the standard 600GB HDD, I'm thinking of buying a 1TB drive to give myself some more space. I've decided on a Western Digital, 2 models actually and I need some suggestion in deciding which one.

- Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB
- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

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OS X :: Western Digital MyBook 1TB Not Functioning Properly

Aug 17, 2009

I bought a Western Digital MyBook 1TB external hard drive a while ago and it was working fine with my Powerbook G4 running Tiger. But when I wanted to have it connected to my Intel Mac Mini running Leopard it always has a few problems.

1. It randomly disconnects and the message for external hd not ejected properly.

2. When I try to copy a large file to it like a 500MB file it goes so slow and when it looks like it will finish I get the error code -36

3. After all the problems 1 and 2 it won't eject and when I try to unmount it from disk utility it says it can not be unmounted.

I have tried to reformat the drive for mac with the extended journaled and partitioning and erasing with boot disk procedures. Still nothing seems to work.

I don't know if this matters but I bought it at a Walmart and it wasn't mac formatted. Would I have to specifically buy a mac formatted external hd in order for it to work in leopard? Or can I some how format this to work properly on my computer. I also have an Iomega 120GB drive that I bought a few years ago from [URL] and it works flawlessly on both my PB and MM.

I just have a hard time believing that only certain hds will work for an intel mac running leopard. I thought all hds were the same and could be formatted to run on any system.

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OS X :: Western Digital External Hdd Is Not Recognizing Available Space

Nov 11, 2009

I pulled up the information and it said i was only using 35GB and it said I only had 600 some MB available. I tried deleting a movie file from it and the available space amount did not change. I added the movie file back on to it and it took away even more space! I now only have 273 MB available on a hard drive that should contain much much more.

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OS X :: Not Recognize Western Digital 1tb Mybook Home

Jan 1, 2010

i have a macbook pro running snow leopard. i have a western digital 1tb my book home edition. i have used it many times and had no problems. i have not used it in the last two weeks and when i tried to plug it in today, it looked okay at the beginning, lights were blinking and the drive was spinning but it didn't mount. it wasn't recognized and so i unplugged to try again. now...when it is plugged in to the wall, the light blinks about once per second but the drive doesn't turn on or spin. when i plug it via firewire into my computer the light turns off and the drive continues to stay off. as far as I know, the drive was not dropped or damaged or removed improperly (with the possible exception of what I just did). because it is not on, it will not show up in disk utility either.

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OS X :: Upgraded To A Western Digital Hd.. Clicking Noise?

Feb 13, 2010

I recently upgraded my macbook pro 2.16 to a western digital scorpio (WD3200BEVT). The first day I did not notice the noise at all.. Now it seems to have a clicking noise every 5-10 seconds. I also have a kernal panic today which is the first in 2 years..

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MacBook :: Western Digital Passport Boot With 2.1?

Feb 16, 2010

So here's the deal. I got a new WD Passport Essential + Smartware (the new one) as it was on sale. So I partitioned it with GUID map gave a nice Mac OS Extended Journaled partition then I made a FAT partition, went to my cousins PC and Ubuntuized the FAT partition with Unetbootin. I couldn't test it there because I went in a rush. Got home and tried to boot it. And of course while pressing alt it didn't recognize it. Did a little searching and supposedly Western Digital drives don't work well with PPC macs when it comes to booting. I can't test it with a LiveCD or a Windows machine. I would say it was because of the PPC issue but this is an intel mac.

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OS X :: Western Digital Hard Drive Keeps Ejecting?

Mar 20, 2010

I have had this for a day now, and since I backed up using time machine when I plug it in it ejects within a minuet.

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Hardware :: Western Digital External Hdd - How To Mount

Sep 17, 2008

I have a 17" flat screen imac from 2003. I just bought a western digital external hard drive and it says it will work with os x 10.3+. I have os x 10.2.8 and it does not seem to work with my system (because I don't have os x 10.3 I guess) Do I need to return this and buy something else? if yes, what? Or can I make this work a different way because I am out of room!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Read Western Digital Drives

Apr 21, 2012

I used to be able to swap my Western Digital external hard drive between my PC and my Mac Book (Snow Leopard) and now with Lion I lost it, have to use iTunes on a PC to sync music to my iPhone ! 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Scorpio Blue 320Gb Or 500Gb Upgrade

Jul 2, 2009

I am planning to purchase a 13" Macbook Pro base model (first Mac by the way), and I want to upgrade from the stock 160Gb HDD.

I don't really see myself needing 500Gb, but I have read that a higher density drive outperforms a lower density drive. Newegg currently has the 500 WD Scorpio Blue drive listed for $30 over the 320Gb edition. Will I see significant performance increase by going with the 500Gb model instead of the 320Gb one?

What about power consumption? Is one better than the other?

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MacBook Pro :: Stock Toshiba HD Versus WD Scorpio Blue

Apr 21, 2010

I just got my new MBP and it has a Toshiba MK5055GSXF 500gb inside. My old one has a WD Scorpio Blue 500gb. I know the Scorpio Blue is supposed to be fast for a 5400rpm. Does anyone have an opinion whether it would be worth it to switch them? Is the WD superior?

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MacBook :: WD Scorpio Blue 750gb Hard Drive

Jul 19, 2010

I have a White MacBook version 3,1 made in 2008 w/ the intel ICH8-M AHCI SATA controller. Unfortunately this controller is only 1.5gb/sec. I picked up a WD7500BPVT, WD Scorpio Blue 750gb, with a spec of 3gb/sec. Western Digital tech support assured me it would step down to 1.5gb/sec, no jumpers needed (as it isn't configurable by a hardware jumper). So I install it in my MacBook, boot up from the Snow Leopard install disc but it doesn't see my fancy, schmancy 750gb drive. Is the drive not seen because of a compatibility issue w/ the SATA controller? If so, what is the largest capacity 9.5mm drive someone has installed in a MacBook w/ the intel ICH8-M AHCI SATA controller?

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Power Mac G5 :: Western Digital Book Pro II Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Dec 16, 2007

I have Western Digital My Book Pro II 2TB hard drive connected through FireWire 800 or 400 cable. The problem is that it shuts itself off unexpectedly all the time. Sometimes right after I turn it on, sometimes after 30 minutes. After turning it back everything seems to be fine, no loss of data. Anyone else experienced the same problem and can suggest how to fix it?

Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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IMac :: Western Digital External USB HDD Slow Speed

Jan 3, 2011

I have a question about using an external USB hard drive. Currently I have a 1TB Western Digital "MyBook" attached to my 21.5" iMac. I am currently (and have been since I picked up this external drive) experiencing slow speeds on the drive. The slow speeds are primarily noticeable when (a) the drive has not been used for x minutes and needs to spin up, and (b) when I attempt to play music via iTunes or video via VLC directly from the USB drive. I've been copying the media to play from the USB drive to the iMac and playing it thus. Any ideas why the slow speeds are happening? Could there be a compatibility problem (i.e., USB HD is USB 1.x whereas iMac is USB 2?) or an incorrect setting (causing the slow access time for the HD?) Also any suggestions for upgrading the drive (SSD, FW)?

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MacBook :: Western Digital Passport Drives For Internal Use?

Mar 9, 2008

I'm looking to increase my internal storage, and right now I'm potentially looking at buying a 2.5" external drive, and then taking out the 60 gigs in my macbook now and doing a switch. While I'd love to have two drives of equal capacities for time machine, the funds just aren't there right now. Anyway, I was looking at this drive: WD 160gb Passport Am I able to take this apart and put my current 60gb drive in it? And then use the 160gb for an internal? Or would it make more sense to buy an internal drive and an external enclosure. Also, should I instead get the Seagate drive, which is the same price, 40 less gbs, but a 5 year warranty. How likely are these things to break? Also, how does one go about switching the drives? I know the physical aspect of it, but how do I make sure OS X runs the same? I have a time machine backup right now, am I able to use that for a complete restore?

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MacBook :: How To Transfer Data To Western Digital 1tb External HDD

Mar 14, 2009

I bought my 13inch unibody mac about a month ago and i dont want to save all my media files to the internal hard drive and crash it like i've done my last couple of computers so i bought an external hard drive. It came up as time capsule and backs up perfectly but I just want to know now that i have the hard drive how do i save directly to it and not on the internal hard drive.

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MacBook :: Connecting Western Digital Passport To System?

Apr 3, 2009

A few days ago the hard drive was working fine, but now it won't connect at all. I've tried using different usb cords and different usb ports. I plugged it up to my roommates MacBook and it connected. Then I tried it again a few minutes later on his MacBook and now it doesn't connect to that either. Is there anything else I can try to get it to connect?

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Hardware :: Western Digital MyBook - Can't Free Up Space

Oct 28, 2009

I have a 500gb WD MyBook external hard drive... I only have about 150 gigs on it, but it tells me that there are only 113 gigs left, which I have figured out is because it does not seem to actually free up space when I delete files from it. So, essentially, every time I add a file, the space that that file fills is filled permanently, even if I later delete the file. The only solution I've been able to find from browsing forums and googling is to partition my hard drive as Mac OS X Journaled (extended), but it is already partition thus. I don't have the space on my internal hard drive to move everything onto it while I completely reformat the external.

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Mac Pro :: Western Digital External Hdd Unable To Auto Mount

Mar 25, 2010

I purchased a WD My Book Home edition. Followed instructions and correctly formatted for Mac.

Firstly *(and it now seems a fluke) on power up it switched on and appeared but ever since then, light does come on when I put the main power on but it wont show/mount on the desktop, unless I switch off the drive and back on again and even then it may not power up unless I unplug the power cable.

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Hardware :: Western Digital USB Hard Drive Not Showing Up?

Feb 15, 2008

i just got a 150gb western digital hard drive...i have a 17" G4 powerbook running leopard...when i plug it in it does not show up nor can i feel the hard drive turning...however i plugged it into my friends new imac as well as my other friends macbook and it showed up instantly?

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MacBook Pro :: WD Scorpio Blue 500GB (wd5000bevt) - Hard Drive?

Jan 17, 2010

I am looking for advice on the wd5000bevt (500GB 5400rpm) Planning to get this as it supposedly has almost the same speed as a 320GB 7200rpm drive and doesnt come with the usual 7200rpm negetives (heat, vibrations and noise). Anyone with firsthand experience with this drive? It is quite popular so I am hoping I will find someone Also, I heard something about clashing motion sensor because the macbook already have one so you should avoid some drives. Does this drive have one? Is it compatible?

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