10000 RPM in a Macbook...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eshroom, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

    drlunanerd

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    No go - it's too thick. It's also designed for servers and needs decent cooling which the MacBook wouldn't provide.
     
  2. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm I thought as much. Any ideas what to go for? Or perhaps I should just wait for SSD's to come down in price...
     
  3. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    The WD VelicoRaptor is definately too thick - it's not a notebook hard drive at all. It is a 2.5", but that's just it's form factor.

    It's designed to be powered from a 12volt Sata connector as well - which a notebook cannot provide.

    SSD is your only hyper-speed option.
     
  4. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    If that HDD needs 12 volt what does a normal laptop HDD need?
     
  5. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    5 volts on a standard 2.5" notebook hard drive.

    I believe I have also seen a a few 2.5"s running 3.3 volts dubbed as (ultra low voltage) but expect those to be 5400 rpm or slower.
     

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