Best 1tb-2tb drive for laptop?

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  1. awaisuk

    awaisuk Notebook Deity

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    Hey,

    Looking for a large 2.5" 1tb+ for laptop. Any recommendations? It should be 7200rpm.

    I have tried searching for a few but not really sure whats the best out there in terms of performance.

    Thank you.
     
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    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    Hitachi (I think) announced a 9.5mm 1.5TB hard drive, no idea if it's available yet, I've looked everywhere and can't find it.
     
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    Shotshot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not available yet, and it's "only" 5400rpm. The Toshiba MQ01ABC150 (5400rpm, 1.5TB, 12.5mm thick) fits in some laptops and has decent perfs.
     
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    cdoublejj Notebook Deity

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    the 80 dollar hitachi drive is 7200 rpm assuming it's ah hitachi my memory fails me.

    EDIT: poster above linked it.

    hhhmm i might possible jump on that when it comes out or more likely i'll wait for a 7200 rpm version.
     
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    EasyCruz Notebook Geek

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    Check out the Seagate 1T HD + SSD (3rd gen) 5400rpm and 8 gig MLC nand flash, SATA 6Gb/s

    Seagate implemented several platform changes to the SSHD Gen3. While Gen2 provided users with 8GB SLC NAND, the Gen3 switched to 8GB MLC NAND. This modification does sacrifice some endurance, but the majority of users won't deplete the endurance for the lifetime of the drive's warranty making it mostly a non-issue. By switching to MLC NAND, Seagate is also able to reduce the Gen3 production cost greatly and thus lower the price significantly. Seagate has also decided to streamline their laptop drive production by exclusively offering 5,400 RPM drives. So while the Gen2 had a 7,200 RPM drive, the Gen3 spins at 5,400 RPM. Thanks to improvements in the cache technology, the cache miss pain of hitting the slower spinning drive should be mitigated, but regardless, hitting the drive without flash assistance is going to hurt a little more than in the Gen2 drive.

    The Seagate SSHD Gen3 power consumption is lower than the Gen2 in every test but idle, where it is nearly the same. Across the board, the Gen3 made strong gains and saved 0.3-1.2 watts depending on the job it was doing.
     
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    lol only 8gb
     
  10. radji

    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    Ehh, I'm still a bit leery of those hybrid drives with their SSD caches built in.

    It is. As I said before, most of the drives currently will be 5400RPMs. There are a few 7200 RPM 1TB 2.5" drives coming to market, but nothing above the 2TB mark. I did find this HGST (Hitachi) 1.5TB drive which claims its height is 9.5mm. I will have to do more research to confirm. Only drawback is it's 5400 RPM spindle speed.

    Travelstar 5K1500 | HGST, a Western Digital company
     
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