View Full Version : New 100 GB laptop drive

Apr 22, 2004, 12:12 PM
Would this baby fit into one of the new Powerbooks?


Bleh! Only 4200 RMP though. 5400 would have been nice.

How about this one? :

Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 2.5-inch 7200RPM hard disk drive
- Capacity of 60GB, 7200 RPM, ATA-6 hard disk drive
- Travelstar 7K60 provides areal densities of up to 50Gbits/sq. inch, yielding up to 30 GB of capacity per disk
- Leverages the latest laminated Antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media, known as “pixie dust”
- Hitachi GST, first drive maker to implement the new Femto Slider: utilized for improved shock resistance, disk storage capacity, and reduced power consumption
- Provides an operational shock rating of up to 200Gs at (2m


Apr 22, 2004, 12:38 PM
dang. 100GB is nice but not at the tradeoff of speed. 5400 IMHO is the minimum RPM that any HD should be at right now. I upgraded my Tosh last summer from a 20GB 42RPM drive to a Hitachi 40GB 5400RPM drive. The speed is decidedly noticeable.
I'd upgrade to a 7200RPM drive but 60GB is just too small. I consider 80GB minimum. Any word on when drive manufacturers are going to release 80GB 7200RPM laptop drives? :confused:

Apr 22, 2004, 12:54 PM
Looks like there is a similar thread on Macbytes but this time I beat 'em by 10 minutes ^_^

Apr 22, 2004, 01:59 PM
thats pretty sweet but it would be nice if it was faster