Can't fit a 160gb 1.8 inch drive in Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chp5592, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. chp5592 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    Looking at the photos from

    The difference between 80 gb to 160 gb thickness is 3 mm!!! I know it is going from 5 mm to 8 mm, which is a big percentage change, but we're talking about 3 mm. There looks to be enough foam on the surface of the drive to take up at least 3 mm.

    So I figure, you may be able to stick a 160 gb 8 mm drive, lose some foam protection and then enough room for most people.
  2. russtic macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Hull, UK
    i wondered that too

    but you would have to be more careful about knocking it!
  3. aiongiant macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    thats pretty crazy if you take out the foam lol
    no protection and chance of static too?
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Wonder if the foam stops the drive vibration from going upwards?
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I am sure someone from the design team had looked into it already, probably not very safe if it's possible.

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