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Approx
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 ;)

patrick0brien
Mar 23, 2003, 09:59 PM
-Approx

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.

NavyIntel007
Mar 23, 2003, 10:12 PM
it can only be 9.5 mm in height.

vniow
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.

yzedf
Mar 23, 2003, 10:17 PM
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/travel/tr80gn.htm

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

vniow
Mar 23, 2003, 10:20 PM
Aha!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13951

patrick0brien
Mar 23, 2003, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by yzedf
it is slow though... only 4200rpm is available.

-yzedf

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.

NavyIntel007
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.