WD Velociraptor 10K RPM HDD in al mb?

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  1. morphalex macrumors member

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    Hey guys I'm thinking about upgrading my 2.4ghz 250gb hdd to the new WD 10000rpm hdd but was wondering about a couple of things?

    1. Will it fit without the hdd enclosure that the drive come with?

    2. Will there be heat issues?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Doubtful it will fit.

    http://westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=494

    Compare with the Scorpio Black (which is designed for laptops).

    http://westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=477

    You'll notice that the VelociRaptor is 15mm high, compared to 9.5mm for the Scorpio. The "enclosure" (more of an adaptor really) is designed to change it from a 2.5" drive to fit into a 3.5" bay adds more to the height of the drive (edit: if you look at the spec sheet from the one without the adaptor and compare it to the one with at 26.1mm).
     
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  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    You *INSTANTLY* void the warranty if you remove the "Iceberg" from it. I'm guessing it would cook itself even if it fit.
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    Uses about 2.5x more power during read/write too.

    While this would be nothing short of amazing if it did fit (and believe me, a thread like this would have hit hundreds of replies here already if it were possible to put such a drive in a MB/P), you're far better off finding a suitable external box to put this with, since you won't stray far from a power point.

    Seagate's new 500gig 7200rpm drives are due out soon, they might be worth a look at.
     
  6. morphalex thread starter macrumors member

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    one of these days they make it fit! I have faith in HDDs! Btw, how would removing the hdd void the warranty? It's made to be removable by user

    I found the WD Scorpio Black 320GB for $92! Is this site legit or anyone buy them from before because that seems like a awesome deal, please let me know because I'll gladly get it!
    http://www.goharddrive.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=G02-0047&CartID=1
     
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    The noise and vibration of 10K rpm HDD may not be most ideal for laptops. I think the larger capacity SSD would be more realistic.
     

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