Who's 1st to install: Western Digital launches 320GB notebook drive

mtbdudex

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My MacBook 80GB drive is "full" at 78GB.

Just saw this announcement:
"Western Digital launches 320GB notebook drive"

I'm thinking to buy that, anyone also going to install a HUGE 320GB HD soon in MB/MBP?

http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/10/31/scorpio/index.php?lsrc=mwrss
By Peter Cohen

MacBook and MacBook Pro users looking to stretch the internal storage capacity of their laptops even further may want to consider Western Digital’s (WD) new Scorpio 320GB 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive. It costs $199.99.

The drive sports a 9.5mm profile and operates at 5400 RPM, with 12 millisecond (ms) access time. It features “WhisperDrive” technology for quiet operation, and uses anti-shock technology to protect the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
 

georgeoommen

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tersono

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Damn, I want one of those if it'll work. My 2 month-old 17" MBP has the standard 160gb and I've been kicking myself for not going for the 250 right at the start....
 

whateverandever

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If they outperform the current 250GB drives, I'll be picking one up.

I have a 200GB 7200rpm drive right now, but it chirps sometimes and that bothers me... this new 320GB drive is supposed to be the quietest 5400rpm drive yet, so I'm definitely interested if it's a performer as well.
 

dogtanian

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I'm awaiting my new 250GB for my MBP tomorrow (Was hoping to find it when I came back from work today :mad:). I'm not too bothered by this news as 250GB is enough for me. Size constraint sounds like a worry though... Can't wait to be able to get a 1TB drive in here :D
 

fredsherbet

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oh no! I just bought a 250GB drive, since that was the very largest you could get for a macbook. It arrived today! just backing up my system before i put it in :)

btw, this drive is 9.5mm and *apparently* will fit, although i haven't tried yet. I'll let you know if it doesn't :)

EDIT: I can confirm the 9.5mm fits fine :D my macbook is happily filling with oodles of data :p
 

YoMamasPyjamas

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I just saw this announced yesterday and after moving my entire iTunes library off my 100gb MBP to an external (which sucks whenever I travel), I am eagerly awaiting the chance to get this 320gb beast. According to the WD site, it is out of stock. Has anyone actually picked this up yet? If so, where?
 

Hls811

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oh-so tempting.. I was just about to pick up a 250GB.. but for an extra $20 why not go bigger...

Any other drives on the horizon worth waiting for/comparing to?
 

YoMamasPyjamas

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anyone pick this puppy up yet?

also, as far as compatability, i have read some things about how the shock guard feature on this can conflict with that of the MBP, etc. anyone know about this?
 

kgeier82

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i Just replace my HDD with western digiTAL 320GB 3GB/s 5400RPM but i can not get 3gb/sec ,can you tell me what is the reason please? Did i do something wrong:confused:
Thank you:
the drive is SATA3, but your mac, assuming you have a laptop, is only sata1.5.

you cant do anything, and probably best to post a new question next time :) this one is way old
 

alphaod

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i Just replace my HDD with western digiTAL 320GB 3GB/s 5400RPM but i can not get 3gb/sec ,can you tell me what is the reason please? Did i do something wrong:confused:
Thank you:
You can't get 3GB/s because the read/write rates are only around 50MB/s
 

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