View Full Version : Can't fit a 160gb 1.8 inch drive in Air?

Feb 1, 2008, 02:16 PM
Looking at the photos from ifixit.com.

The difference between 80 gb to 160 gb thickness is 3 mm!!! I know it is going from 5 mm to 8 mm, which is a big percentage change, but we're talking about 3 mm. There looks to be enough foam on the surface of the drive to take up at least 3 mm.

So I figure, you may be able to stick a 160 gb 8 mm drive, lose some foam protection and then enough room for most people.

Feb 1, 2008, 02:30 PM
but you would have to be more careful about knocking it!

Feb 1, 2008, 02:38 PM
thats pretty crazy if you take out the foam lol
no protection and chance of static too?

Feb 1, 2008, 02:39 PM
Wonder if the foam stops the drive vibration from going upwards?

Feb 1, 2008, 02:40 PM
I am sure someone from the design team had looked into it already, probably not very safe if it's possible.