Seagate to whip out 1TB 2.5-incher
Never mind the width, look at the depth
It seems that you can buy a 1TB 2.5-inch FreeAgent Go drive from morecomputers.com for £150, including VAT. The only small problem is that Seagate hasn't announced it yet.
According to morecomputers, the drive spins at 5,400rpm, has a USB 2.0 connection, and its model number is ST910004FAD2E1-RK. Don't bother searching for it on Seagate's web site: it isn't there. Morecomputers lists it as being out of stock and the restock date is 1 December.
The number of platters is not known. WD launched a 3-platter 1TB 2.5-inch Scorpio Blue drive in July. Seagate's largest announced FreeAgent Go has 640GB capacity and uses a 2-platter, 2.5-inch drive, which fits in the standard 9.5mm deep notebook drive bay; a 3-platter drive will not.
Fudzilla first reported this.
Has Seagate cracked the 500GB/platter areal density technology with 2.5-inch platters? That would an enormous coup.
It's going to be either a 3-platter drive at slightly more than 333GB/platter to get to the 1TB level, or a 2 platter, 500GB/platter wonder product. We're waiting wide-eyed to find out which. ®
Re: Been waiting for this.
"I'll take two - one for the laptop, one for the backup drive."
I'll wait until Western Digital and/or Samsung announce something similar, assuming they haven't done so already. I like my hard drive firmware to be reliable, you see ...
i wouldnt want to take one of those through customs into the states,
theyd fry it going through the x-ray machine, and if they didnt conficate it for having enough Pron or other dodgy movies i'd be supprised.
at least you will have something to watch whilst waiting forever at departures lounge...
And one for the PS3
Provided it is only 9.5mm thick.