500gb 2.5" HD any ideas when?

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  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    anyone heard of a 500gb 2.5" drives for laptops? my poor 250gb drive is almost filled up
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would guess that you'll be waiting 18-24 months for that.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't count on it any time in the immediate future, that's for sure. Densities are increasing steadily, but since 2.5" drives JUST hit 250GB (and only from one manufacturer at 5400 RPM, at that), I don't expect to see 500GB drives on the market for at least another year, if not longer.

    If you're already stuffing a 250GB laptop drive, then it sounds like you need either one or more externals (can be bus-powered FW, and I think somebody even makes a 2-drive laptop case now), or just get yourself a proper desk-bound storage system.
     
  4. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i have 1.4tb of external storage but im traveling with this system so much external storage dosent help me much, i do have an 80gb usb powered HD that ill start carrying with me, but its still a matter of hooking it to use it, and i cant get windows to install on any of my external drives...18 months...sigh, oh well
     
  5. onejed1 macrumors newbie

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    squeeks,

    I just bought that 250 scorpio drive and am planning to install it myself over the weekend.

    I was wondering, did you have it installed by an apple tech or did you also do it yourself? The reason why i'm asking is I want to know if there is a ribbon cable glued to my Santa Rosa MBP's current hard drive so that i know what to expect.
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I'll be getting that drive as well, but I'm going to ComUSA to have their tech install it for me (I love my warrantee). OP, seeing as 2.5" drives barely made it to 250 right now (someone's coming out with a 300 Gb I read somewhere) I'd expect your capacity to be achieved in at least a year, maybe two... I'm no HD scientist guy.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhhmmm the 400gb's rnt commercially avaliable yet, so i spose at least 18months
     
  8. netguy macrumors newbie

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    Memory doubles in size approx every 18 months. So there is your answer.
     
  9. zioxide macrumors 603

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    You already filled a 250GB drive? Damn. Stop downloading so much porn.
     
  10. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    "The internet is for porn"

    I give it until january for 400gb drives, march-april for larger
     
  11. zioxide macrumors 603

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    well duh, but you don't have to save it all to your computer.
     
  12. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i installed it, its pretty easy

    the ribbon is taped to it, it pulls off and goes back on..any other questions please ask
     
  13. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    its all this freaking FCS2 content
     
  14. motulist macrumors 601

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    If you have a very high speed connection in the places where you need to use your laptop, then you should just get a very high speed connection at your house, then buy a used G4 400 mhz for $100 and set it up as a secure file server over the net. Then you can keep all your source files for different projects at home and then just download the source files you need for a given project onto your laptop.

    There are a LOT of pitfalls that would make this system not work well, but if your needs don't conflict with those weak spots then this might be the perfect system for you.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    250gb aint that much if u think about it....i filled 500 in 3months :eek:
     
  16. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Is there a guide or something because i have a macmini that i would love to turn into a server. Thanks.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    lol just get a USB or FW harddrive, plug it into the mini, connect it to your network, turn on file sharing in system pref, on your other computer map ot the network name of the computer, the harddrive will appear wen u try to connect to the computer, click it and WaLa!!!!!
     
  18. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yup, i have 2tb of space on my PC its about 75% full, and i have 1.4gb of external storage between two mybooks and a maxtor ext drive
     
  19. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I am sorry i am supposed to say how can i do it over the internet, i have lots of files that i want access to when i travel and it would be helpful if i can use a safe server.
     
  20. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow 1.4gb storage between two macbooks... thats one movie!!! hahahah nah i kno wat u mean.

    im looking at buying a sata exprescard for me mbp, then get a few esata drives, because i cant do internal i have to do external :( but yea might get a 500 and a 750. can never have enuf space!!!
     
  21. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    well, you could run a ftp server on it, and map your router to open its port, just make sure you have a good secure password on the ftp server
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ooohhhh i see.. sorry. crickey ud want a hell of a big upload speed!!!!!! and limit!!!!! ftp i spose
     
  23. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    the mybooks are 500gb each and the maxtor is 400gb, but yeah, one macbook is fat32 and the other is mac formatted its a bunch of projects though, HD footage of my cruise, my parents cruise to europe (SD) and some stuff from my movie Kyle and Steve Save the World, most of that footage is on my PC though
     
  24. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yeah fiberoptic would be nice:D
     
  25. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    aahh ok wow thats a lot of HD stuff. i cant afford a HD camera they cost that much. hell i cant even afford a 500gb harddrive!!!!! parents wont pay for it either. i have mostly tv shows ive taped, movies ive converted, computer games. uumm there are 40gb of ripped dvd's i really should burn but i dont have DL dvd's.. lol it all adds up

    edit:get your own personal satellite?
     

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