200 GB 2.5" SATA drive!!!

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  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if anybody has seen this yet. Is Fujitsu any good compared to Hitachi or Seagate?
     
  2. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Great, but you can see on the next page it's larger than standard.
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    200GB on the left, Standard on the right.
     
  3. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    That's sick! Yet, I can't decide whether to throw in a 120 gb hd or 160 gb hd into my Macbook, both equal price/gig ($129 for 120 & $179 for 160 from Newegg) Anyone? What you say?
     
  4. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, got all excited :(, but still a good read :)
    So 160 is still the largest in the 5400 rpm range and 100 in the 7200?
    Get the 160 or you'll regret it later on.
     
  5. cschreppel macrumors regular

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    Man, was getting my hopes up there for a minute. Thought I could upgrade my 80GB to 200GB! Anyway, looks like I'll be snagging a 160GB.

    Any thoughts on the increased heat issues with a 160?
     
  6. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't know there were any
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Looking past the size restriction, it is also a 4200RPM drive.

    Read it when the article was released and wasn't excited about it.
     
  8. JAT macrumors 603

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    Will that even fit in an external enclosure? Pretty sure it wouldn't fit in mine. Who can even use it? Maybe those giant Dell notebooks have space.
     
  9. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure I'd go with Fujitsu after my last Apple-supplied Fujitsu 80GB 2.5" 5400 drive failed after only 14 months.
     
  10. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Do you guys really think a 160 gb drive for $179 is better than a 120 gb for $129? Let me know
     
  11. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but it is a 4.2k rpm hardrive, no way for me!
     
  12. finchna macrumors regular

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    This Toshiba is the right size:

    Toshiba 200GB (MK2035GSS) 4200rpm SATA 8MB Notebook Hard Drive (2.5")

    Still waiting for it to get to MacSales.

    For the folks complaining about 4200rpm, what are you using your laptop for that 4200 will not function?
     
  13. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Audio.
     
  14. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    4200 RPM blows monkey balls. Dammit.

    Seriously though, I'd wait for Seagate or Hitachi to get a 200 GB 7200 RPM drive before anything else. I'd never settle for anything lower than 5400 RPM these days. I remember using a 60 GB 4200 RPM HD in my PowerBook G4, and maaaan, was it sloooow. This was remedied by me popping in a 60 GB 7200 RPM, everything became snappy. :D
     
  15. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Does it make everything slow, or just intensive tasks like audio? :confused:
     
  16. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    even though it is only 4200 rpm those drives are said to be as fast as 5400 rpm drives since there is so much data on such a small place when it spins more data shows up in a less area.
     

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