Western Digital Ships First 1 TB 2.5-inch HDD

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mrkenan

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Shave off 3mm and I'll be even more excited. I'd like to see the performance benchmarks compared to their 3.5in TB HDDs.
 

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[citation][nom]gin Fushicho[/nom]Hmn... So now that they got the portable 1TB's out, when are they gonna make the normal 3.5 inch ones more efficient and faster?[/citation]

Cheap and reliable is all I care about.
 

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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.
 

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I would not trust something so small with that much data being moved around day to day. Been there, done that so to speak. Now for SFF HTPC or consoles I'd totally buy this.
 

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[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 =)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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I just installed it in my late model (2009) 15" macbook pro. Fits fine. Runs fine.
 
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