Super Cheap 7200rpm 2.5'' 200GB SATA Seagate

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  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Nice, although I'm waiting for the 500GB notebook drives to finally be released(Samsung, hello?) before I make the decision to replace the stock 160GB 5400RPM drive from my MBP. I think the 320GB models can be had for around $140-$160.
     
  3. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for the Samsung drive! It's supposed to be available in March, but haven't heard any news of it since its announcement.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    They have been released,but for what ever reason there not showing up at retail outlets yet
     
  5. crayonshin macrumors member

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    the specs on their webpage are wrong. as far as i know (from seagate's website), the version with the g-force protection has 8MB of cache, not 16MB.
     
  6. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I'm waiting for the Samsung 500GB too.

    My MB 120GB is crammed full. If I replace it with a 200GB, it will be full again a week later.

    With the 500GB, even if it's only 5400rpm, when it's 200GB full, it is highly likely to be faster than a full 200GB 7200rpm drive.
     
  7. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Naturally, and it seems like nothing but cricket noises and pin drops from Samsung.
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I've never heard that before what's it mean?
     
  9. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    It means the date for these drives to be "shipping" has come and gone and nothing has been heard from Samsung.
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    There were a whole bunch of press releases about how the drive was 'now shipping' at the start of March, but it's still not available. The new 'available date' is May.

    Just noticed the price. $299. Ouch. That means it will be about £250

    I'm seriously thinking of buying this 320GB portable from Formac

    Formac Disk Mini 320GB USB / FW400
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4ZHS

    and swapping out the 320GB into my Macbook (and putting the MB's 120GB into the Formac case)

    Does anyone know if the Formac internal drive is 12.5mm or 9mm tall?
     
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