New 100 GB laptop drive

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by srobert, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    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
  2. macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    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:
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    Looks like there is a similar thread on Macbytes but this time I beat 'em by 10 minutes ^_^
  4. macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    thats pretty sweet but it would be nice if it was faster

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