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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: WD Intros 750GB and 1TB Scorpio Blue Hard Drives Reply with quote

WD Intros 750GB and 1TB Scorpio Blue Hard Drives
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Western Digital today announced the release of their WD Scorpio Blue 750GB and 1TB 2.5-inch SATA hard drives. According to the company, both models come in the 12.5mm form factor and use 333 GB-per-platter technology to achieve the higher capacities. They also deliver high-performance with a 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s) transfer rate and feature Western Digital technologies like WhisperDrive, ShockGuard and SecurePark to enable quiet and safe operation. The WD Scorpio Blue 750GB and 1TB hard drives are priced at $189.99 and $249.99, respectively.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I wasn't expecting the 1TB drives to come out so soon. I thought it was going to be topped at 750GB until the end of the year. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will 12.5mm drives fit inside the 2009 Mac mini? If so, I'm so getting one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huff wrote:
Will 12.5mm drives fit inside the 2009 Mac mini? If so, I'm so getting one.


9.5mm drives are compatible. Not the 12.5mm, no love for mini owners on this round.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Huff wrote:
Will 12.5mm drives fit inside the 2009 Mac mini? If so, I'm so getting one.


9.5mm drives are compatible. Not the 12.5mm, no love for mini owners on this round.

Really? I'm thinking it might be a go. There is a nice little chuck of space between the hard drive and SuperDrive. All you really need to do is dump those mesh pads. Assuming the mounts are all in the same location. Was that space not there in earlier Mac minis?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fazzy wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
Huff wrote:
Will 12.5mm drives fit inside the 2009 Mac mini? If so, I'm so getting one.


9.5mm drives are compatible. Not the 12.5mm, no love for mini owners on this round.

Really? I'm thinking it might be a go, but tight. There is a nice little chuck of space between the hard drive and SuperDrive. All you really need to do is dump those mesh pads. Assuming the mounts are all in the same location. Was that space not there in earlier Mac minis?


Hate to say it but you may have to take the role of a guinea pig and let us know the results. 1TB in Mac mini or a MacBook Pro well I thought about SSD 1TB 2.5" but the 512MB SSD is 12.5mm in height as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
Hate to say it but you may have to take the role of a guinea pig and let us know the results. 1TB in Mac mini or a MacBook Pro well I thought about SSD 1TB 2.5" but the 512MB SSD is 12.5mm in height as well.

Can you spot me some money for testing? Smile

Honestly, there is a nice little chuck of space between the top of the hard drive and bottom of SuperDrive. I just had mine apart looking. I could be wrong, but I think it will fit with a little room left. My only concern would be with heat and what purpose those shielding pads play. They would need to be removed.

Edit: I also forgot about the mounts. Does anyone know if they are the same?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fazzy wrote:
LE Studios wrote:
Hate to say it but you may have to take the role of a guinea pig and let us know the results. 1TB in Mac mini or a MacBook Pro well I thought about SSD 1TB 2.5" but the 512MB SSD is 12.5mm in height as well.

Can you spot me some money for testing? Smile

Honestly, there is a nice little chuck of space between the top of the hard drive and bottom of SuperDrive. I just had mine apart looking. I could be wrong, but I think it will fit with a little room left. My only concern would be with heat and what purpose those shielding pads play. They would need to be removed.

Edit: I also forgot about the mounts. Does anyone know if they are the same?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Wow! I wasn't expecting the 1TB drives to come out so soon. I thought it was going to be topped at 750GB until the end of the year. Cool


This is really great news. I thought the same, of 2.5 HDD's being capped at 750GB's. I thought all the effort would start going in SSD's instead.

...now I wonder what the future awaits, anyone think a 2.5 WD Black 1TB, that won't start a fire, is on the way? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12.5mm = cheating. Smile

I just put a 500GB WD in mine, but I do remember a little space being between the two drives. I'm not sure there is adequate space though. Then again, the bottom of the SuperDrive could become a heatsink of sorts if they just meet up. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully this means lower prices on the 500GB drives. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hopefully this means lower prices on the 500GB drives. Very Happy

Thanks for rubbing it in. Mad

Just kidding. I honestly don't see them falling much lower. Most of the OEMS are already at $89 on Newegg.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in no big hurry to upgrade myself, but you could always take the SuperDrive out. Idea
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Fazzy wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
Huff wrote:
Will 12.5mm drives fit inside the 2009 Mac mini? If so, I'm so getting one.


9.5mm drives are compatible. Not the 12.5mm, no love for mini owners on this round.

Really? I'm thinking it might be a go. There is a nice little chuck of space between the hard drive and SuperDrive. All you really need to do is dump those mesh pads. Assuming the mounts are all in the same location. Was that space not there in earlier Mac minis?


There is a bit of space, if you measure the opening, it comes close to 12.5mm total, but the extra space is needed for cooling.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I see 1TB in a Scorpio Black [7200 RPM] then I'll be interested...

When I see 1TB in a 10,000 RPM 2.5 SATA I'll be excited....

When I see 1TB in a 15,000 RPM 2.5 SATA I'll know I'm hallucinating Wink lol.
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