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Western Digital Ships 750GB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the one i got has a 2.5 inside...

not a 3.5.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
the one i got has a 2.5 inside...

not a 3.5.


I think you need to do a little more investigating. Nobody makes a 2TB 2.5" drive yet. That's sort of the point of the excitement around this 750GB drive. Not just that it is 750GB but it is only 9.5mm tall, quiet and fast.

Apparently WD has manufactured a 1TB 2.5" drive but it's chubby and it is only available in an external enclosure. (don't know much re details).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
the one i got has a 2.5 inside...

not a 3.5.


All info suggest it's a 3.5, but feel free to open it up and post pictures with the drive part number.

Perhaps they sent you the only one with the yet to be discussed technology, although I am not sure why their marketing department would hide it. It appears that it's innards are the Seagate Barracuda 3.5" Internal Kit 5900 RPM (ST320005N4A1AS-RK); the largest Seagate 2.5" drive listed on their website is a 640GB @ 5400.

http://www.provantage.com/seagate-st320005exa101-rk~7SEGS1Y7.htm

http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/182415/seagate-st320005exa101-rk-expansion-2tb-external-hard-drive/

http://www.acsoutlet.com/ST320005EXA101-RK-Standard.aspx
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
http://www.frys.com/product/6068238?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Here is the link!!!!

now 179.99

Hi Macman. The drive you've linked to is 8 inches long, 5 inches wide, 1.5 inches thick and weighs 2.25 pounds. My money would be on finding a 3.5 incher inside that enclosure... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Installed WD Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT in Mac mini Reply with quote

Greetings.

I just installed one of these WD7500BPVT drives in my Mac mini (Macmini2,1). I am liking the disk space but I can't recall ever hearing the mini's fan run. Now it's running constantly and I'm concerned that the drive is going to cause a meltdown. I'm trying to accept the idea that I'm reducing the life of the mini by years as well.

Is there a way I can tell if the machine's running too hot? Yes, the fan's running but is that a signal that I need to pull the drive out and put the original 160GB drive back?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most common problem of a constant running fan, after the mini's case has opened, is a problem with the temperature sensor, usually it has become dislodged or disconnected.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done 6 of those drives. they run very cool. what model mini do you have?

sounds like you did not plug in the jack if it is an older mini. or if it is the new mini sounds like the sensor cord is loose. which mini do you have.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2007 & 2008, Intel Core 2 Duo, Macmini2,1

I'm ready to leave work and go check the temperature sensor. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that sounds like a cable that hasn't been plugged back into its socket before re-assembly. Open it up again kleefaj, and check that everything's plugged in properly...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh. I swear I thought I plugged that temperature sensor (or whatever it is exactly) back in. When I cracked the case to look at it again, it looked seated. Then I popped it off and re-seated it. I didn't remember having so much fat-finger trouble when I put it back on so maybe I never actually did it the first time.

Anyway, it seems to be working fine now. It's slightly noisier than my original 160GB drive but still pretty quiet. And nothing like what I was experiencing the first night I installed it.

Thank you!

Now please excuse me while I go fill this drive up.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kleefaj wrote:
Now please excuse me while I go fill this drive up.

Consider yourself excused... Wink Smile
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