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    Hitachi brings laptop storage up to 500GB

    Fancy half a terabyte of storage in your laptop? Hitachi has made it possible today by announcing its Travelstar 5K500 2.5" notebook drive.
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    Re: Hitachi brings laptop storage up to 500GB

    Though listed as a 2.5" notebook drive, the 5K500 is actually 3mm larger and as a result, it probably won't fit your laptop.
    Its a "standard" 12.5mm drive.

    Modern drives are slim 9mm drives, but the 2.5" standard is 12.5mm.

    Looks like desktop 3.5" drives are lagging now, where's my 2TB drive ?

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    Re: Hitachi brings laptop storage up to 500GB

    There is also an enterprise class 24/7 usage drive as well, I'guess these would go great in a SAS/SATA RAID array, you don't have the 9.5mm constraint there.

    Anyway, it isn't like this is the only 12.5mm high drive out there. I bought a 250GB Fujitsu MHX2250BT and had to return it because it is also 12.5mm thick. This was back in the summer. Still on sale on Scan too.

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    Re: Hitachi brings laptop storage up to 500GB

    More and more space - I want a 512GB SSD drive c'mon!

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    Re: Hitachi brings laptop storage up to 500GB

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    More and more space - I want a 512GB SSD drive c'mon!
    for storage I presume?
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