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Old Feb 1, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Can't fit a 160gb 1.8 inch drive in Air?

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.
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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i wondered that too

but you would have to be more careful about knocking it!
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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thats pretty crazy if you take out the foam lol
no protection and chance of static too?
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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Wonder if the foam stops the drive vibration from going upwards?
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I am sure someone from the design team had looked into it already, probably not very safe if it's possible.
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