Possible MBA Refresh? 160GB 5400rpm

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  1. grotesquity macrumors newbie

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    Thickness is also a factor (it uses a single-platter) and I think the drive the MBA uses will be upped to 120 Gig...
     
  4. TSE macrumors 68030

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    A 1.8 7200 RPM Hard drive would not be worth it. First of all, it would be more expensive, second of all, it would not have the capacity of a 5400 rpm hard drive, third, it would lower battery life which ruins part of what the macbook air is for (transportation), fourth, it would heat up the macbook air and get noisy.

    The Macbook and Macbook pro can handle 7200 rpm hard drives just great because they are thicker, a macbook air probably will be able to handle a 7200 rpm hard drive, but it wouldn't be worth it just to speed up transferring and opening files.
     
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    Cool drive, but the MBA takes PATA drives, not SATA. Though there is still some debate whether or not it's an easy fix.

    I think drives like these are what Apple should be putting into the MBA and iPod (if they don't get too hot).
     
  7. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Toshiba's 1.8-inch 160GB disk hits 5400RPM for netbooks


    from the article:

    "Oh, and because you're about to ask: no, it's too chubby for an iPod classic (where that speed wouldn't likely be noticed) or ultra-thin laptop like the MacBook Air or Envy 133."

    looks like it's 8mm instead of 5mm, so the chassis would have to be redesigned to fit this.
     
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    Anything that...

    ... potentially gives the MBA more memory is a good thing to me.
     
  9. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    I think if there is a HD upgrade, it's likely that the same drive used in the higher end ipod classic (160GB) will be used.
     
  10. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Two platters. 8mm. 3mm too thick.
     
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    If 8 MM is too thick, this 160GB drive won't work in the Air.
     
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    160 GB in an Air would be amazing. I'd be all over that!
     

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