We should be seeing 250gig 5400RPM drives soon!

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  1. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

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    It's pretty much always been toshiba drives I think. (Correct me if I'm wrong!)
     
  2. capoditutti thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought most people got either Hitachi or Fujitsu drives this time round with their C2D MacBook Pros ???

    cApO
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    oh hell yeah

    Hitachi's 250GB/5400rpm drive isn't going to be out for another few months. WD is the first one to make a mac compatible drive, and I'll be getting that for my MBP as soon as I get it :D
     
  4. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

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    We should be seeing 250gig 5400RPM drives soon!

    Just read on dailytech.com about Western Digital releasing a 250 gig 5400 RPM laptop 2.5 inch hardrive with really high density (which means it will perform at about the same level of todays laptop 7200 rpm drives but with the 5400 rpm power consumption). I believe earlier this month I read on engadget about Samsung also prepping a drive of the same size, so we should see these drives in our new Santa Roas MBPs in the next couple of months, combine these drives with backlit displays, faster ram, Flash ram, 802.11N, 4 gigs of ram, and faster processor speeds, and we are talking about a serious apple upgrade.
     
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  6. masse macrumors 6502a

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    You can put it as an option on a number of laptops already.

    I've made a nice chart comparing the pc laptops that I'd get if the new macbook pro is a let down.
     
  7. kellah macrumors regular

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    what are you considering?
     
  8. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Shame its a Western Digital. I've had countless fail on me over the years and would never trust them again, no matter how big they are. By the sounds of things though, the other manufacturers are hot on the tails of Western Digital with large laptop drives.
     
  9. masse macrumors 6502a

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    funny because my last WD hard drive failed as well.

    I'm considering:

    Toshiba
    Satellite P200
    Vista
    17” widescreeen
    C2D 2.0ghz
    7600GO 256MB
    2048MB DDR667
    250GB 4200RPM
    $1,575.90

    Lenovo Thinkpad
    T61
    Vista
    14.1” widescreen
    C2D 2.2ghz
    Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M
    4096 MB DDR 667
    160GB 5400 RPM
    $2,088.00

    Sony
    VGN-FZ190
    Vista
    15.4” widescreen
    C2D 2.2Ghz
    Geforce 8400M GT
    4096MB DDR 667
    250GB 4200RPM
    $2,120.00


    Alienware
    Area 51 M5550
    Vista
    15.4” widescreen
    C2D 2.33Ghz
    Nvidia Go 7600 256MB
    2048MB DDR667
    250GB 5400 RPM
    $2,398.00

    (prices reflect adding my own ram in cases of 4gb)
     
  10. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I don't get it. If Apple doesn't update the Macbook Pro, you're going to buy a windows computer that has the same specs as the current MBP. Seems kind of stupid.

    Just so you know, only the Sony will support 4GB of ram because it is the only one on the Santa Rosa platform. The rest will only support 3.2GB because they are running on the Napa platform just like the Macbook Pro currently is.

    Btw, I have a dell e1505 2ghz core duo/2gb/120gb and it's a piece of crap. Don't buy one.
     
  11. masse macrumors 6502a

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    Noted.

    I'm not so much considering them as using them for comparison. The only thing I could see myself getting would be a T-61 and even that is a long shot. Price is also an issue.

    I love to buy things and I love to compare things before I buy them.

    And the T-61 has SR and supports up to 4GB or ram.
     
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  13. islandman macrumors 6502

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    Does having 250GB in a laptop scare anyone? I would definitely fear a WD of this size, because they're probably bound to fail :).
     
  14. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    Why does a larger hard drive mean that it has a higher probability of failing? Fujitsu also carries a 250gb drive. Would you have more faith in that one?
     
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    IMHO the only thing on this list that is a better option than the current MBP is the Alienware, which I was going to get way back when before I switched to Macs.
     
  16. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I don't mean to sound like a n00b but I have read through the reports and the posts and I still don't see the big fuss over Santa Rosa. I do see the big deal with more HDD space and more RAM and LED displays but Santa Rosa doesn't seem to offer anything substantial over what is currently available. Maybe the second Rev of SR will but the current chipset seems to me to be a slight improvement on current tech.

    Maybe that's why Apple didn't put that much into the MBs for this last rev.
     
  17. e12a macrumors 68000

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    wait wait...this drive will actually fit right? Where was that other thread with a big hard drive which turned out 3mm bigger than an average drive? Which meant it wouldn't fit in our Macbook Pros.

    I agree, WD isn't the most reliable HD manufacturer out there. Both of my desktop drives i had to RMA under warranty (3 years) and received refurbished ones. Ended up selling one of them to a friend, the other is still chugging away in my desktop.

    My Seagate is still holding up strong though. *knocks on wood*
     
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  19. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Santa Rosa offers 800MHz DDR2 RAM/FSB, Robson cache, and GMA X3000 graphics.
     
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  21. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    Add my name to the list of WD drive failures.. NEVER AGAIN!

    A 250GB drive in a laptop sounds just wonderful to me!! I'm living just fine with 160GB, but that is only a matter of time, of course....

    Any public info about any Seagate drives above the 160GB size?
     
  22. solvs macrumors 603

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    It's 9.5mm, so yes.
     
  23. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I've seen every make of drive fail. Either mine or friends.

    Doesn't make me judge the makers. Everyone gets back drives sometimes. It happens.
     
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