Fujitsu 300GB Notebook drives :)

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  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Fujitsu has 300GB 2.5" SATA (MacBook compatible) drives for sale here in the UK (on pre-order but this month out).

    What do you think performance will be? 5400rpm.

    I really want one, can get rid of my external hard disk so I wont have to lug it around Europe with me this coming year.

    Here's the link
     
  2. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Whoa, holy crap man! That's crazy! Nice find.. hope it's real..
     
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    Thanks for that been looking at getting a big HDD for the macbook - this is exactly what i'm looking for.

    300Gb woohoo

    Macbook 300gb/core2 1.87/2gb ram :D my god how things have changed
     
  4. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Would be cool for my new MBP, when I buy it. I have 200GB now, but 50% more certainly would be useful :)
     
  5. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like it is 4200 rpm. Looks pretty good but to slow for my taste.

    Nuc
     
  6. SpaceMagic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yet the sales description definitely says 5400 rpm, that article is from Dec 06... 6 months ago... perhaps things have changed?

    This is especially good because MacBook hard disks are sooo easy to replace. Thanks Fujitsu, thanks Apple.
     
  7. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, this would be nice. The model that was announced back in December was a 4200, so if they were able to get 5400 out of this, then great, I will upgrade from my 160 right away. The model number is different, so this might be true.

    Kimo
     
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    Just be careful about the height of the drive. Traditional notebook drive heights are 9.5 mm, but some of the new larger capacity drives are 12.5 mm, which will not fit. This additional height is due to the extra platter needed to get the added storage capacity.
     
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    sounds likea great upgrade to my mac mini, and also for all you apple tv fans out there heres a big mod.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    We discussed a similar Fujitsu drive when it was announced late year, and that one was 12.5 mm high, so it doesn't fit in MBs and MBPs. That was part of the MHX2xxxBT series.

    The one linked in the OP is listed as an MHW2xxxBT in the title, a series that doesn't exist. The body of the listing shows it as an MHV2xxxBT drive, a series that does exist in 160 GB and 200 GB capacities, but these drives are also 12.5 mm.

    Sorry to be a downer, but I'd bet heavily against this drive (whatever it's proper model number is) fitting in an Apple notebook. They've just added another platter to reach the 300 GB capacity.
     
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    http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/storage/hdd/mobile/mhx2300bt-sata.html

    MHZ2250BT, 250GB, 4200rpm, 12.5mm
    MHX1300BT, 300GB, 4200rpm, 12.5mm

    Too high for MBP, maybe okay for my Playstation 3.
     
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