640gb 2.5" Drive?

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  1. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Anyone heard any more news on when these will be available? If they are, does anyone have one or know where they can be bought from?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I have a 750gb 2.5" drive. Thick version though.
     
  3. basesloaded190 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I need the slimmer one. Read on engadget a while ago that there were some coming but I guess they aren't out yet
     
  4. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it looks like they've been released, but aren't for sale yet in the US. I did find this site that had them. They are in Canada. I see you're in Wisconsin so maybe you can hook that up. Or you'll have to wait a little longer.
     
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    Yes, they are!
     
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    Good find. Google shopping didn't find that for me.
     
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    But it did to me :cool: I googled WD SCORPIO WD6400BEVT 2.5" and it was fifth in the list, and I know MacSales is a great reseller, lots of people here buys RAM from there
     
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  9. basesloaded190 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks! I swear I was just on that site last night and didn't see that.. Well now the question is do I buy now with only 5 gigs left on my hdd now or wait till they drop into the $120 range
     
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    The price has already dropped $10 on the 750GB this week. They normally drop the price every week or two.
     
  11. nullx86 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, i thought the max was 500GB for 2.5, guess I was wrong. :p Nice to see 1TB 2.5" HDDs
     
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    last time i checked, MBPs and any other laptop used 2.5 inch hdds so yes
     
  14. MisterL99 macrumors member

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    only 5400 rpm, who wants a slow drive

    i'd much rather wait for the SSD drive prices to come down and get a 500 gb drive vs a slow 5400 640 or 750 gb slow 5400 rpm drive. there are 500 gb 7200 rpm drives that are way better, the SSD is the goal for power consumption, speed and heat output/battery life, waiting on a sane company to drop the price on the 500gb ssd drives which will bring them a lot of market share but i'm just not willing to go back to a 5400 rpm drive. the performance hit and the waiting factor is just a "no can do" once you're used to a Macbook Pro's performance with a 7200 rpm drive in it.
     
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    He doesn't mean platter size.
     
  17. basesloaded190 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i actually think with the way the platters are set up, the 640 would run faster than a 500gb hdd. i could be wrong, but i thought i read that somewhere
     
  18. basesloaded190 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    no, but you could have just answered his question and say yes it will fit in you mbp
     
  19. nullx86 macrumors 6502a

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    sorry but that should be common sense
     

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