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    High density platters! Yarrr!

    Does anyone know which hard disks have the highest density platters at the moment? I don't need very much space at all (haven't filled half my 250Gb Samsung yet) so hopefully some nice cheap, small (320Gb?) ones will pop up!

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    erm well theres the 320GB platter ones..

    or IIRC toshiba just announced a 400GB platter 2.5" drive...
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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    when they are in stock these are single platters
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...html?SAM-F1320

    I've not seen any WD single platters yet.

    Either that or get the 640GB's. That way you will know for sure

    If the toshiba one you are talking about is this
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=14481

    It's a laptop drive and is 2 platters.

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    That's great, exactly what I was looking for!

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post

    It's a laptop drive and is 2 platters.
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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I've not seen any WD single platters yet.

    Samsung 320Gb HD322HJ

    WD3200AAKS 00B3A0

    Both 320Gb single platter drives, make sure you get the bit in bold as this indictates the single platter.

    I have the WD

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by F1ZZY View Post
    Samsung 320Gb HD322HJ

    WD3200AAKS 00B3A0

    Both 320Gb single platter drives, make sure you get the bit in bold as this indictates the single platter.

    I have the WD
    Oh I know they exist but I'm yet to see any on the shelves as it were. Where did you get it?

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    That's great guys, I think I'll go with the WD since I've never owned a WD before

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    When we find out where to get them I may join you in that. Replace my other two 320's with them

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    When we find out where to get them I may join you in that. Replace my other two 320's with them
    I believe they are out there but companies do not include full manufacture codes, only the WD3200AAKS part. If you could get them to check the full code before purchase you might get a single platter version.
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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Oh I know they exist but I'm yet to see any on the shelves as it were. Where did you get it?

    Sorry Mike, no offence

    I'm actually an ex-pat based in Malaysia and got it there (was only 200RM ~ 30 quid too)

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Hi..

    Can anyone confirm how to tell if a Hard drive is indeed single or multiple platter.

    -particular code for the manfacturer?
    -in the specifications somewhere?

    Can't find the answer to this one!

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Just the code which is why it is so friggin annoying!!

    I suppose if etailers knew how much we wanted them then they might make us aware of which they have.

    Best bet is to buy the 640GB drives.

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Thanks Mike,

    is it safe to say All 640GB drives are single platters?

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    Re: High density platters! Yarrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by narz View Post
    Thanks Mike,

    is it safe to say All 640GB drives are single platters?
    They are not single platters... They have 2x320gb platters... single platter refers to the 1x320gb platter drives... but the 640gb ones all have the good platters that you want

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