Seagate Momentus 7200.4 thread

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Apollo13, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. Apollo13

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    Before y'all rush out and buy the new 320 GB, 7200 RPM hard drives, you might be interested to know that Seagate has announced a new 500 GB, 7200 RPM hard drive, set to come out in Q4 2008.

    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=19549a9dafc0b110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

    Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any indication as to whether it will be the standard 9.5 mm size for 2.5-inch hard drives - some of the recently released 500 GB, 5400 RPM 2.5 inch hard drives were not - but with several months to go until release, there's hope that it will be.

    In other news, Seagate also announced a forthcoming 5400 RPM, 500 GB notebook hard drive and a 1.5 TB, 7200 RPM desktop hard drive.

    At any rate I think I'll wait awhile on upgrading my hard drive...the pace of notebook hard drive technology these days is amazing! :D
     
  2. INEEDMONEY

    INEEDMONEY Homicidal Teddy Bear

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    Why wouldn't they announce what size it would be? That's so stupid. They're just playing with our emotions :(
     
  3. psygn

    psygn Notebook Evangelist

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    The pace is amazing, but the price gap gets wider between the 2.5" and 3.5" :( Lol, what am I complaining about. Those are two different technologies.
     
  4. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    When they say that the drive size ranges from 250gb to 500gb, they mean that it will be available in a 250gb, and a 500gb model. Obviously the 500gb has 2 platters and the 250 has one. Their will probably be 300 and 400gb models too, which limit the heads on the drive to decrease capacity.

    I hope seagate is not pulling our legs, usually when a harddrive is stated to be released, it is usually 6-8 weeks before one can buy them at an online store.

    K-TRON
     
  5. Forte

    Forte NBR's Supreme Angel

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    Considering its using PMR.... its gonna be the standard 9.5mm height which fits in all notebooks.

    Its most likely available for shipping TO MANUFACTURERS. I don't mind sticking with the 7200.3 320GB, just because thats the highest configurable hard drive for my laptop model on Dell's site.

    Hopefully by the time I fill it up there will be 750-1TB 2.5'' notebook drives available.
     
  6. sunairport

    sunairport Notebook Guru

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    geez...I just got a 7200.3 320gb. Owell...by that time I'll most likely have transitioned to SSD :D I've always preferred faster performance over size. 128gb would be enough for me with an SSD which hopefully will be competitively priced by then compared with mechanical drives.
     
  7. mobytoby

    mobytoby Notebook Evangelist

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    Ordered one (128 OCZ 22d) last week at overclockers.co.uk ..still waiting for it to arrive.
     
  8. nessie69

    nessie69 Notebook Enthusiast

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    bump
    no one knows when will be available ? need badly one of these :D
     
  9. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It does say Q4...
     
  10. Gotei 13

    Gotei 13 Notebook Evangelist

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    It's probably going to be hotter than other 7200 HD
     
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