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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: 1TB 2.5" Samsung? Reply with quote

Has anyone tried the new Samsung 2.5" 1TB 5400 rpm in a laptop yet? I'm looking at upgrading to one and then replacing the hard drive in my desktop with it. I'm mostly looking to turn my desktop into a server or get it set up for a programming set up and making my MacBook Pro dual boot so I can have it for gaming and "development" (I can get it free through MSDN thanks to my major). Anyway the hard drive would be replacing a 7200 rpm 500GB and I was mostly wondering how the benchmarks compare.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off nice idea but if you plan on it being in a laptop bad news it's thicker and will only fit in certain laptops at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
First off nice idea but if you plan on it being in a laptop bad news it's thicker and will only fit in certain laptops at the moment.


Not the Samsung, the older Western Digital and Toshiba are 3 platter and 12.5mm, the Samsung is 2 platter and only 9.5mm or "standard" laptop drive height, as is the newer WD drive, but that is $45 more than the Samsung for the same specs. That's why I've not tried this sooner.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone tried this yet? I'm afraid there might be some BIOS stupidity on my MB139ll/a that will prevent this drive from working, even though it should. Right?
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