2tb 2.5" external

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  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Probably lots of people have it, since it's been on sale for months now. Why?
     
  2. jterp7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    main reason is that I've yet to see a review on one of these and looking around on MR most posts that have discussed 2.5" drives have stated that the seagate that I have with 1.5tb is the largest. This is the picture of the enclosure from google.

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  3. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    While the case looks nice, it does not tell us anything.
    A quick look on WD's homepage did not reveal any 2.5" 2TB HDD, a quick shopping search did the same, a search for 2.5" 2 TB HDDs did also reveal nothing.
    Another search using "2TB My Passport Essential SE USB 3.0/2.0" as search terms did only bring me to the site you linked to, other searches did the same.

    Anyway, you should be able to come to a conclusion now.
     
  5. jterp7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its probably wishful thinking since provantage and other sites with inventory state that is a special order product from the mfg

    On second thought, this site states that 6 are incoming in 2 weeks
    http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop...1300000U0149_BLC6293P.shtml&order_id=!ORDERID!
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Though there should be at least some reports on 2 TB HDDs in the 2.5" form factor, as that would be newsworthy for Anandtech and other similar computer technology orientated sites. Since I couldn't find any such articles, I am sceptic, that those drives are even existing.
     
  7. jterp7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm I gave provantage a call and they have the same mid march estimate that the shopblt has. I may put an order in anyway just to see what happens.
     
  8. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    I read about a dozen tech/gadget news blogs daily and I havent seen a single thing regarding a 2TB 2.5" drive. I have to agree with your skepticism.
     
  9. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It could be two 1TB drives in single enclosure using JBOD/RAID to combine them.
     
  10. jterp7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Based on the estimate of March 8, it'll be here when the Ipad 3 allegedly drops. If this drive is a real single 2tb single 2.5" drive I'll post the results here.:D
     

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