Samsung's SpinPoint MP1 laptop drive: 200GB at 7200rpm

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    source: http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/11/samsungs-spinpoint-m1-laptop-drive-200gb-at-7200rpm-a-world/

    Put that in the new MacBook Pro's ;)
     
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    I really want a 200GB 7,200rpm... pleassseeee! < $250 would be great :p
     
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    Are there really a lot of RAID or Blade configurations using 2.5" drives?
     
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    i want something that doesn't move at all, not faster!
     
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    Don't have the link handy right now but Hitachi will be coming out with a 200GB 7200rpm drive 1H 2007 and with a 250GB 5400rpm 2H 2007.

    Edit: Here is the link.
     
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    Does anyone know how long are the shelf lives of 7200rpm drives as opposed to the slower 5400rpm? Do they last a shorter amount of time before the HD craps out or are they basically the same? Pretty cool though, makes me wonder about what will be in my MacBook Pro when i order her in about a year! :eek:
     
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    Yeah, it is about the same, not much different. In about a year we will probably have 300GB drives.
     
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    And maybe some moderately sized Solid State Flash as another option? :rolleyes:
     
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    Last I heard they were bringing out 64GB NAND this year, so they are still a bit off for NAND only laptops and as an addition these things will cost you the same as a regular HD so I don't think so. I think the flash part will increase over the years but it will be many years before it'll replace a regular HD.
     
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    A lot of those ultra compact blade/1U racks have these yes.
     
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    Well spotted. I'd just seen the headline.

    It seems all these drive ship dates slip somewhat in reality.
     
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    Ah, I didn't realize, thanks! :)
     
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    64 GB NAND is enough for some users. The low end macbook still has a 60 GB drive, and I have less data than 60 GB on my laptop HD right now. Also, if 64 GB is this year, can 128 be far behind? And that would certainly be enough for many users!

    sidenote: 64 GB flash-based full size ipods, anyone? :D
     
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    Don't know about 128GB but the price for the 64GB drive is already immense. Definitely not for the MBs and for the MBPs it is just not enough.
    If the price were lower I'd be with you but for now the price per GB is just too high.
     
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    That comment got me as well.

    I have not seen a 2.5" RAID. I guess you could always put them in a 3.5" bay.

    Edit: Guess there are some Blade/1U racks out there.
     
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    It would be good to see a laptop with 2 drives one Nand boot drive and one data disk that is just used for data.
     

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