7200RPM Hard Drives for Your PowerBook, or any Notebook for that Matter

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Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 11:05
Category: Any Laptop Computer, PowerBook

TechRestore (a PowerPage sponsor) is offering an overnight hard drive upgrade service with speedy 7200RPM drives:
60GB 7200RPM @ $269.00
80GB 7200RPM @ $319.00
100GB 7200RPM @ $449.00
Is the industry moving to phase out all smaller hard drive sizes? Jump to the rest…


TechRestore (a PowerPage sponsor) is offering an overnight hard drive upgrade service with speedy 7200RPM drives:
60GB 7200RPM @ $269.00
80GB 7200RPM @ $319.00
100GB 7200RPM @ $449.00
Is the industry moving to phase out all smaller hard drive sizes?
Personally, I wouldn’t mind to see smaller hard drive sizes in the 7200rpm category (maybe a 40gig). For my line of work I seem to keep all client data on external drives and keep only my current work on my hard drive. I’m always scared to lose all my data in one big windfall. Yeah, sure I should use Retrospect or another means to synch up or back up important folders, etc.. But for some reason I’ve grown so use to 10-20gig drives. And I’m afraid of having bigger hard drives in that I’ll get lax and just stop backing up data. Maybe I just need to get out of my paranoia stage.
I’m the complete opposite. I can’t find an internal hard drive large enough. I like have all my jive with me all the time. The trick is to buy two mechanisms when you upgrade – one for your PowerBook and another for an external Firewire enclosure that you regularly clone as your backup drive. I did this recently, buying two 120GB 2.5″ Seagate Momentus 5400.2 notebook drives from Tekserve in NYC. Just when are those 160GB notebook drives from Toshiba coming out, anyway? -Ed

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