New 100 GB laptop drive

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

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    srobert

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    Would this baby fit into one of the new Powerbooks?

    http://news.com.com/2100-1005-5197796.html

    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

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=5930&Item=HIT08K0939
     
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    SiliconAddict

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    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

    srobert

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    Looks like there is a similar thread on Macbytes but this time I beat 'em by 10 minutes ^_^
     
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    virividox

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    thats pretty sweet but it would be nice if it was faster
     

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