Availability of 1.8" 80GB hard drives



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Availability of 1.8" 80GB hard drives

Postby Joel Kolstad » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 06:03:46 GMT

Anyone know how soon we'll be able to purchase 1.8" 80GB hard drives?  I'm 
thinking of upgrading my laptop's hard drive, and I'd like to hold out for 
80GB, but if it's not going to be until next year I'll probably just go 
ahead with a 60GB drive now.

---Joel Kolstad

Re: Availability of 1.8" 80GB hard drives

Postby Barry Watzman » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 06:11:36 GMT

The drives in laptops are 2.5" not 1.8", and 100GB drives have existed 
for more than a year.

Re: Availability of 1.8" 80GB hard drives

Postby Paul Rubin » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 06:22:08 GMT

"Joel Kolstad" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Even 60GB is hard to find.  However, 80GB is mentioned on Toshiba's
web page.  I don't think there's such a thing as an 80GB iPod right
now.  General availability of 80GB 1.8" laptop drives will probably
be at least a few months later than their appearance in iPods.

Note also that Toshiba and Hitachi 1.8" drives are not interchangeable
(different locations of the connectors or something).  You have to
figure out which one your laptop uses.  I don't think Hitachi has
announced an 80GB 1.8" drive.  I don't know where to get 60GB Hitachi
1.8" drives but I believe they exist.  The 60GB iPod uses a Toshiba drive.

Re: Availability of 1.8" 80GB hard drives

Postby » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:25:27 GMT

| The drives in laptops are 2.5" not 1.8", and 100GB drives have
| existed for more than a year.

Hi Barry -

A number of ultraportable notebooks use 1.8" drives .. for example:

On the above page, Toshiba has listed the MK8007GAH, which is an 80GB drive.

Don't know if it's made it to market yet.


Re: Availability of 1.8" 80GB hard drives

Postby Joel Kolstad » Tue, 01 Nov 2005 03:35:50 GMT

Hi Paul,

Really! -- I didn't know that; thanks.


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