Whats the largest SATA-interfaced 2.5" Drive out?

EasyB

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I know the 120GB has been out for a while and that seagate has a 160GB in the works. Is the 160GB for sale anywhere?

Thanks

Brian
 

yippy

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In another thread someone found a 160Gb one but it was only 4200rpm, a downgrade in speed from any of the stock drives in a Mac.

homerjward, that is ATA, not SATA and so won't work in the Intel Macs.
 

mkrishnan

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If I'm not mistaken, the Seagate is 12.5 mm height. Be careful about this detail -- many Mac notebooks require 9.5 mm height. I'm not sure what the Mac Mini needs.
 

EasyB

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How much room does a new Macbook need?

I just checked the ATA version of the seagate 160gb and it is 9.5, so it should not be a problem
 

homerjward

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yippy said:
In another thread someone found a 160Gb one but it was only 4200rpm, a downgrade in speed from any of the stock drives in a Mac.

homerjward, that is ATA, not SATA and so won't work in the Intel Macs.
:eek: missed the S
odd that it's not available in sata...
 

Chundles

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SATA 9.5mm = 120GB
SATA 12.5mm = 200GB, not released yet but soon - still only 4200rpm though.
ATA 12.5mm = 160GB
 

Chundles

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EasyB said:
How much room does a new Macbook need?

I just checked the ATA version of the seagate 160gb and it is 9.5, so it should not be a problem
...apart from the fact that it's ATA and not SATA and as such won't work in either the MacBook Pro or the MacBook.
 

EasyB

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Yea, roger that. I was just guessing that if the 160gb ATA was 9.5 tall then the SATA should be identical except for the interface. So what I was thinking that when the SATA version comes out, it should be no problem.

But wow, 200GB. I need that sucker. My itunes library with video could easily use about 100GB for itself. I wonder if you could hammer that 12.5 into that tight slot.

I have a 100GB that is full, I always have to find stuff to delete just to keep it going. The other problem is that I am very impatient, I think a 7200 RPM would make HD access a bit snappier.

Should I wait for larger/ faster drives? I could probably wait a few weeks before I give up and order the current offerings. Any ideas on how soon we could get say a 160GB 7200rpm??????

Or if I go with the current offerings, what should I get. 120Gb is nice, an extra 20 GB then I have now, would come in handy. Or is the performance of the 7200 rpm worth relocating my itunes library to an external? Decisions, decisions.