largest 2.5" IDE drive size+speed.

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  1. Drloveless

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    what is it? I can t find anything larger then 160gb. Is that really all?
     
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    i saw a 500gb 5400 (samsung?) for 299usd not too long ago
     
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    look for the Spinpoint M6 500GB
     
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    ^^ both sata, i need ide6/ata6, for my PBg4 :( thanks though, that will definitely make its way into teh macbook pro. now how about ata6?
     
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    160GB is the maximum storage available on a single disk platter. Most laptop drives only have one platter because they're so frickin' thin that there's no room for a second or third platter, like in most desktop drives. I think Fujitsu has bigger drives now, now that they've gotten their hands on perpendicular recording (bits that stand on-end instead of laying flat); I generally recommend Fuji's for laptops anyway, I've never had one fail.

    Does HFS+ support data compression like NTFS? If so, just compress the folders you keep your docs/movies/music in, that should save a good bit of space at the cost of a little longer loading time when you open a compressed file.
     
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    i have a 200gb 7200 rpm drive that I got from dell a while ago. they had them on sale for $105 or something crazy like that
     
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    I have a Hitachi 7K100 100GB in my 12"
    Fast as shit, uses less power than the stocker. Not sure if its the biggest 7200 you can get in PATA but it might be :dunno:

    There are bigger ones but they're 5400.
     

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