Toshiba 320gb 5200RPM

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  1. Creibold macrumors regular

    Creibold

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    Anyone Notice that Dell now has a BTO option for the new Toshiba 320gb 5200RPM notebook drive? I have done some searching, and can't find anything from newegg or tigerdirect. Since the hard drive options are the only thing holding me back from buying a Macbook Pro right now, does anyone know when OEM drives usually come to market on the web? Thanks ;)
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Well you wouldn't want that drive anyway since I have heard that it is not 9.5mm tall, it is taller. And the MacBook and MacBook Pros require a 9.5mm drive, nothing taller.

    I have heard that a new 300 or 350GB drive that is 9.5mm coming out in the next month or so, you may want to wait for that.
     
  3. Creibold thread starter macrumors regular

    Creibold

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    Thank you! I wasn't aware of the increases thickness.
     
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    Seeing as you will buy a DIY hard drive anyway, then why not just buy the MBP now?
     
  5. Butthead macrumors 6502

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    I believe the 320GB 5.4k rpm Samsung laptop drive being used in the 15.4 & 17in Alienware laptops is standard 9.5mm. They should be coming to retail soon (how many months, couldn't say).

    Edit: also I believe the Toshiba's are likewise 9.5mm, just take look at the PR from Toshiba (which says mass production in November):

    http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2007_08/pr2101.htm

    According to that link, the 320GB drive is a 2 platter 4 head design, as such it would not need to be any thicker than standard 9.5mm, AFAIK.
     
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    Where can I find how big a hard drive can a macbook pro hold? It's the 2.33Ghz version.
     
  9. alljunks macrumors regular

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    WD..will be coming out w/ their 320g notebook drive very soon as well...
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It can hold any standard 2.5" 9.5mm tall SATA drive. Capacity does not matter, it's all about physical size.
     

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