Whats the largest SATA-interfaced 2.5" Drive out?

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  1. EasyB macrumors member

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    I know the 120GB has been out for a while and that seagate has a 160GB in the works. Is the 160GB for sale anywhere?

    Thanks

    Brian
     
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I haven't seen it anywhere yet. As of now, 120GB is the max.
     
  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    In another thread someone found a 160Gb one but it was only 4200rpm, a downgrade in speed from any of the stock drives in a Mac.

    homerjward, that is ATA, not SATA and so won't work in the Intel Macs.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If I'm not mistaken, the Seagate is 12.5 mm height. Be careful about this detail -- many Mac notebooks require 9.5 mm height. I'm not sure what the Mac Mini needs.
     
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  6. EasyB thread starter macrumors member

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    How much room does a new Macbook need?

    I just checked the ATA version of the seagate 160gb and it is 9.5, so it should not be a problem
     
  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    :eek: missed the S
    odd that it's not available in sata...
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    SATA 9.5mm = 120GB
    SATA 12.5mm = 200GB, not released yet but soon - still only 4200rpm though.
    ATA 12.5mm = 160GB
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    ...apart from the fact that it's ATA and not SATA and as such won't work in either the MacBook Pro or the MacBook.
     
  10. EasyB thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, roger that. I was just guessing that if the 160gb ATA was 9.5 tall then the SATA should be identical except for the interface. So what I was thinking that when the SATA version comes out, it should be no problem.

    But wow, 200GB. I need that sucker. My itunes library with video could easily use about 100GB for itself. I wonder if you could hammer that 12.5 into that tight slot.

    I have a 100GB that is full, I always have to find stuff to delete just to keep it going. The other problem is that I am very impatient, I think a 7200 RPM would make HD access a bit snappier.

    Should I wait for larger/ faster drives? I could probably wait a few weeks before I give up and order the current offerings. Any ideas on how soon we could get say a 160GB 7200rpm??????

    Or if I go with the current offerings, what should I get. 120Gb is nice, an extra 20 GB then I have now, would come in handy. Or is the performance of the 7200 rpm worth relocating my itunes library to an external? Decisions, decisions.
     

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