320GB 7200RPM and 500GB 5400RMP 9.5mm Drives

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  1. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I've been waiting for a fast 320gb drive for my MBP for some time. However, I thought the MBPs took a 9mm drive. Is that 0.5 mm usually glossed over in general terms?
     
  3. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome. This should drop the price even further on the 5400rpm 320GB drive offered by Western Digital. If it does I will be buying that drive as I do not need the increased performance of a 7200rpm drive.
     
  4. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I normally see the 9.5mm. And that is the size that the MBPs take. I really want that 500GB drive though. *drool*
     
  5. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, I would love to have a 500GB drive and would certainly find a way to use the space. But I honestly don't need that much space on my notebook. I am more willing to throw extra drives in my PC and just store the stuff I don't use everyday there.
     
  6. Joko macrumors 6502

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    Something to look forward to, I need more capacity than my current 160GB 7200rpm drive. The extra speed is awesome, but that with the 320GB would be perfect.
     
  7. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    don't you guys mean 2.5" HDDs? meaning 6.25cm. 9mm is a measly 0.36" There are 3.5" desktop-class/external HDD-class HDD drives, 2.5" laptop-class, or 1.8" iPod/MacBook Air class drives.
     
  8. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    9.5mm refers to thickness of the drive not the width that 2.5" refers to.
     
  9. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    @kwood: Thanks for the correction. Does this mean we can use it on our MBPs without hassle? Let's hope the next top-end MBP comes with 500GB at least as a BTO, with maybe 320GB/300GB standard.
     
  10. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    2.5" refers to the diameter of the platter, not the width of the drive.
     

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