These are not fast or efficient....3 platters in a notebook drive will run HOT. I will be much more excited for a dual 500GB platter 1TB drive. I got 2 WD3200BEKT drives now and they are single platter and still get VERY warm.
[citation][nom]nukemaster[/nom]You can never have enough space[/citation]
wish I can thumbs-up you 1 million times...
I keep saying that all the time however, your statement is missing...
I usually go like:
"You can never have enough space... and you can never have enough money"
sorry for being off topic but... it's a fact and... it's true =)
I'm excited. At least it's POSSIBLE to get 1TB in a compact size with an early adopters price. I can just bring a whole collection when I travel rather than spending so much time picking out files to save space or doing tons of video re-coding.
I'm guessing 9.5 mm cheaper/faster/cooler drives will be out within a year or so. I'm also guessing this will be the last of the current generation of drives. A major design change is needed to go beyond the current density. I travel a lot, so happy with the news!
Just thinking out-loud.
They need to hurry up with dual 500GB platters for full notebook compatibility. Someone mentioned 1Tb in a notebook as overkill. With HD movies running 4-10GB when encoded in x264, it's not overkill at all.