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    News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    Japanese manufacturer shows off its highest-capacity 2.5in drives to date.
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    Re: News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    Awesome. And about time too.

    I have this preconception, however, that 2.5 inch drives are more prone to failure than 3.5 inch drives. I don't know where I got this from: perhaps the number of drives in caddies I have had go wrong, but that, in itself, is probably a side effect of carting them about all the time, and the (relatively) rough treatment they get.

    Are there any stats on this? Logically, I'd imagine failure rate should probably be about equal.
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    Re: News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    How do they fit 2 platters into those?

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    Re: News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    They have three platters in the larger sizes, not two. They are also thicker at 12.5mm.

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    Re: News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    Awesome. And about time too.

    I have this preconception, however, that 2.5 inch drives are more prone to failure than 3.5 inch drives. I don't know where I got this from: perhaps the number of drives in caddies I have had go wrong, but that, in itself, is probably a side effect of carting them about all the time, and the (relatively) rough treatment they get.

    Are there any stats on this? Logically, I'd imagine failure rate should probably be about equal.
    It probably has more to do with 2.5" drives being in caddies/laptops etc so getting moved around/dropped etc like you say.

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    Re: News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    These drives r too big to fit into most laptops mayb apart from a dell xps or an alienware! useless for the rest of us

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    Re: News - Toshiba unveils 750GB and 1TB 2.5in hard-disk drives

    If these would fit regular laptops and my PS3 I would be very excited, but they don't, so I'm not excited at all.

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