Can't fit a 160gb 1.8 inch drive in Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chp5592, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    i wondered that too

    but you would have to be more careful about knocking it!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    thats pretty crazy if you take out the foam lol
    no protection and chance of static too?
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

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    Wonder if the foam stops the drive vibration from going upwards?
     
  5. macrumors G5

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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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