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Mar 23, 2003, 06:47 AM
Hey Folks..
Ohh 2months has gone since i did sell my Dual 1ghz MDD but finaly igot my 12" DVD-r 640mb ram. And i didnt pay a penny ;)

But i am wondering how big is the biggest disk i can put inside my pb12" ???

Have any one here bigger then 60Gb i have 40Gb now and its soon empty and i play my mp3īs from a dvd-r record.. ;(

Thanks for the help.
And the powerbook 12" rocks. I am supprised that is so fast. Its faster then my old MDD one some things.

Have a nice sunday everyone ;)

Mar 23, 2003, 09:59 PM

I would imagine any ATA/100 notebook drive would work, as long at it physically fit.

However, it would probably be cheaper, and more versatile to have a full size 7200 RPM drive in a FireWire enclosure.

Just a thought.

Mar 23, 2003, 10:12 PM
it can only be 9.5 mm in height.

Mar 23, 2003, 10:16 PM
IBM's supposed to be releasing 7200rpm drives up to 80GB sometime within the next couple of quarters (I'll have to dig up the link) so if you needed a lot of storage and speed, I'd wait for them.

Mar 23, 2003, 10:17 PM

it is slow though... only 4200rpm is available.

Mar 23, 2003, 10:20 PM


Mar 23, 2003, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by yzedf
it is slow though... only 4200rpm is available.


Well, speed of the drives is losing its relevance anymore due to the caches on the drive getting so big.

I use Final Cut on my 12PB and I don't really have many problems with dropped frames. Sure I can bring it to a crawl if I'm stupid, or doing it on purpose, but it's quite good for normal best practices.

Mar 23, 2003, 10:59 PM
Outerworld Computer has a Toshiba 60 GB drive 5400 RPM with a 16 MB buffer. The buffer is a big deal.