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Just delivered- Seagate's new 500GB 7200RPM 2.5" SATA drive - 100MB/sec!

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by one4spl, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. one4spl

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    Over 100MB/sec isnt bad for a laptop hdd. These are selling for about $220~ from places like BetterIT, where I got mine.

    Seagate's page

    If ya'll want anything else lemme know!
     
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    wow..not bad for a 2.5 drive...mite have to get one for mine now.. or maybe 2:lol:
     
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    hmmm... whered you pick this bad boy up from I've been looking for a 500gb drive but all the ones i've seen are 5400rpm.

    Is it a stand 9.5mm height HDD or is it a 12.5mm?
     
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    Brand new model, as I can tell I'm close to the first person to take delivery of one. It's 9.5mm, and now running in my Dell Latitude E6500.
     
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    Yeah, I'm definately interested in picking up one, I had to go to pricespy to actually find anybody that's selling them [not showing up on static ice just yet]

    Who'd you buy through?
     
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    I don't suppose I have any particular reason to drop my $2500 laptop
     
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    I got the ASG version... can't hurt for a mere $10 extra.
     
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    Wow 16mb cache too that's sweet for a lappy drive.
     
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    Wonder if I can put one of these into my MBP without voiding warranty.....100mb/sec has gotta be a LOT better than whatever the 200gb 7200rpm drive they put into last gens MBPs.
     
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    I don't see why not, HDD upgrades are fairly simple in the new unibodies
     
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    Not a unibody - LAST gens
     
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    oh sweet - thanks for posting - i was always going to go to 1Tb in the XPS1730M...now i can....after i save up lol
     
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    how is it as the boot drive? can u do a bench test of it nearly full?
     
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    9.5mm! that's bloody fantastic; it'll be a worthy upgrade for a PS3, especially when PlayTV is released
     
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    Working fine as a boot drive, I did have Win7 on it but I'm back on Vista now.

    The write performance curve will follow the read one above... do you want anything specific?
     
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    dunno...

    i have a 7200rpm drive atm...n that averages about 60mb/sec and thats with it at 80% full..so dunno if having the drive full makes much difference or not..

    seem quicker with this drive in compared to what u had before?
     
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    I ordered my non-shocky model on the 10th January. Latest ETA is 4 days although I am not holding my breath as the ETA has changed several times already.

    Maybe I would have had better luck if I got the ASG model. Cant wait to get an upgrade to my 200Gb drive as it only has 10Gb left!
     
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    Can you do a random io test?
     

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