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Jul 21, 2005, 08:38 AM
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Link: Seagate promises 80GB small device drive (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050721093834)

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Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 21, 2005, 08:53 AM
Who cares for a 80 GB iPod...? (;)) Now give me this one in my iBook:In June, Seagate announced plans to ship a 160GB, 2.5-inch drive using perpendicular recording early next year. Now, how did I miss that announcement... :confused: Fujitsu will start selling 200GB, 2.5 inch disks using perpendicular recording technology in 2007, according to the company. Not too bad, either, but 2007...? Give me more (HD) space, NOW...! ;)

AtHomeBoy_2000
Jul 21, 2005, 09:22 AM
SOmeone has to do this, so it might as well be me....

video iPod?? ;)

SiliconAddict
Jul 21, 2005, 09:49 AM
SOmeone has to do this, so it might as well be me....

video iPod?? ;)

My thoughts exactly.

iMeowbot
Jul 21, 2005, 10:12 AM
The 80GB iPod drive is old news, Toshiba announced it (model number is MK8007GAH) in December, and it's due to go into volume production this quarter. Their own 80GB Gigabeat player is due for release in September.

impierced
Jul 21, 2005, 12:06 PM
Who cares for a 80 GB iPod...? (;)) Now give me this one in my iBook: Now, how did I miss that announcement... :confused: Not too bad, either, but 2007...? Give me more (HD) space, NOW...! ;)

Everyone's getting perpendicular...

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/research/recording_head/pr/PerpendicularAnimation.html

Heb1228
Jul 21, 2005, 12:08 PM
I'll be happy with the 160 GB notebook drives! Early next year! Yes....... (Spoken like Napoleon after a drink of milk).

DTphonehome
Jul 21, 2005, 06:31 PM
Hey everybody! Get Perpendicular (http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/research/recording_head/pr/PerpendicularAnimation.html) !!

--DT

DTphonehome
Jul 21, 2005, 06:50 PM
Everyone's getting perpendicular...

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/research/recording_head/pr/PerpendicularAnimation.html

Darn, you beat me to it!

DTphonehome
Jul 21, 2005, 06:51 PM
The 80GB iPod drive is old news, Toshiba announced it (model number is MK8007GAH) in December, and it's due to go into volume production this quarter. Their own 80GB Gigabeat player is due for release in September.

I think they mean an 80GB 1" drive. iPod takes a 2.5". Think 80GB mini. But yeah, it'll be a while.

--DT

stoid
Jul 21, 2005, 07:04 PM
I think they mean an 80GB 1" drive. iPod takes a 2.5". Think 80GB mini. But yeah, it'll be a while.

--DT

Laptops use 2.5" drives (perpendicular starts @ 160-200GB) and the iPod used 1 (maybe 1.5") drives.

Loge
Jul 21, 2005, 07:44 PM
The iPod mini uses a 1 inch drive. The regular sized iPods use a 1.8 inch drive. Hopefully, we'll see an 80 GB iPod later this year.

iMeowbot
Jul 21, 2005, 07:45 PM
Laptops use 2.5" drives (perpendicular starts @ 160-200GB) and the iPod used 1 (maybe 1.5") drives.
White iPods use the 1.8" drives, minis use CF factor (nominally 1"). The drives are actually wider than that, the sizes are for the platters inside.

Bibulous
Jul 21, 2005, 08:00 PM
Can't wait for the 200 gb iBook drive

DTphonehome
Jul 21, 2005, 09:23 PM
White iPods use the 1.8" drives, minis use CF factor (nominally 1"). The drives are actually wider than that, the sizes are for the platters inside.

Right you are, I was thinking laptop drives.

virus1
Jul 22, 2005, 01:50 AM
i am all for a video ipod, but 80gb isn't needed for one. with the size of the screen, a full movie might be 1/4 gb

iMeowbot
Jul 22, 2005, 02:15 AM
Right you are, I was thinking laptop drives.
Those little ones would be nice for a wicked tiny subnotebook, though the bulk of a CD drive might defeat the point. Still, anything that could free up room for a bigger battery would help :)

EGT
Jul 22, 2005, 08:55 AM
Can't wait for the 200 gb iBook drive, so much music, so little time

My thoughts exactly. Anything above 120 would be just fantastic, but 200!?

So tempting ...