750gb and 1TB 2.5 inch drives now available.

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  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Its good news. It'll be tech for the rest of us in 6 months or a year. I don't think 12.5 mm drives will work in MBs or MBPs.
     
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  5. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    For the record, I have a 12.5mm drive in my Late '08 Unibody, so it is likely that these will fit in all Unibodies.
     
  6. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    They're also 12.5mm so they won't fit in most notebooks.. careful out there kids :)
     
  7. Maccleduff macrumors regular

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    Do you have a 17inch MBP, as they will fit in those, but not the 15inch or 13inch MBPs.
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    Exactly what I've been waiting for WD! I've been waiting to have a bus powered 1TB drive forever.

    Now, all I have to do is wait, a long time considering in Australia everything comes several months later.
     
  9. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    15inch.

    They should fit in all MacBook Pro's now.
     
  10. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Thread title got me all excited... but I need a 9.5mm drive. :(

    Hopefully by Christmas...:eek:
     
  11. yaddam205 macrumors member

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    At 333GB on a single platter an ultra fast Black edition in 320 and 640 variants must be just around the corner.
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    So at what point are SSD capacities going to catch up to HDDs? I'm guessing it'll be time for a new computer before that happens, not to mention before they're affordable. I've got 27GB free, but I worry how quickly that'll disappear if I make a few more home movies.
     
  13. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    The Black edition didn't benchmark much faster than the Blue. It was way closer than everyone thought.
     
  14. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    My 160gb 7200rpm scorpio black is twice as fast as the hitach 5400 it replaced. A single platter 320gb sounds pretty ideal.
     
  15. yaddam205 macrumors member

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    Yes, that's because the current gen Black 2.5's are based off 160 and 80gb platters. A single platter 320gb black will easily beat the current 500gb Blue that is offered.
     
  16. gan6660 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So when does everyone think they will make one that fits in a 13" MBP?
     
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    I've never heard of a 5,200 RPM drive. Typically they're 4200, 5400, or 7200 (with 4200 very uncommon these days).

    Typo?
     
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    The sheer density of the platters should compensate for the reduced rpm speed compared to a 500 gb. Regardless, we're all going to have to wait for them to be 9.5mm anyways to use them in a mbp.
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    Okay, so what is the definitive answer?

    Will 12.5mm drives work in my 17" uMBP? I want to order two 1TB drives ASAP. I use an optibay, I know it will fit in there.
     
  22. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Maybe by Christmas? I don't know. If what people are saying is true, I'd bet on a 640GB drive coming pretty soon. I think I'll still wait for a 350GB+ SSD to replace mine. Let the technology mature and get cheaper. I'm running out of things I can do to speed my computer up (can't replace CPU or video, RAM is maxed at 3GB), so anything to make it live longer would be spiftacular.
     
  23. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    go ask in the mac mini forum
     
  24. madog macrumors 65816

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    Why do they even make these thicker drives that don't fit in most laptops?

    I can create a 2.5" drive with 50TB that is two stories tall, but what the hell for?
     
  25. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    UM, desktops? Non-apple laptops that arnt as thin
     

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