Notebook HDD Progress Disappointing

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Date: Tuesday, July 11th, 2006, 10:00
Category: hard drive

Last year I upgraded my PowerBook G4 hard drive from the stock 40GB drive to an 80GB drive. At the time 100GB drives were available, but their cost in comparison to the 80GB models was steep just for an extra 20GB. I figured that I’d have plenty of room with an 80GB drive.
Now, it is one year later and this past week I found myself getting the dreaded “Your hard disk is almost full” message. Now the process has begun where I have to start weeding out the MB heavy junk that I never use, but like to have around just in case. First to go was about 6GB (!) of audio files that I recorded with my RadioShark. Now I find myself having to go through iPhoto and trash all of those not-so-hot shots. That is a real pain.
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Great Job MCE- The FireWire & USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Kit was a SNAP!

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Date: Wednesday, September 7th, 2005, 22:56
Category: Any Laptop Computer, hard drive

I was a little scared at first, the last time I installed a hard drive into an external enclosure was during President Clinton’s first term in office. This time around was much easier, thanks to the Transport Pro FireWire and USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Kit. It runs for US$49 and is a snap to install.

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Fujitsu Announces 160GB Notebook Hard Drives

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Date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 11:16
Category: hard drive

Fujitsu Computer Products of America has announced the MHV2160BT, a 4200RPM, 160GB, Serial ATA (SATA), 2.5-inch hard drive for notebook computers. Curiously the Fujitsu MHV2160BT only spins at a relatively pokey 4200RPM, whereas lower capacity drives like the recently announced 120GB Seagate Momentus 5400.2 spin at 5400RPM. The Fujitsu MHV2160BT mechanism is expected to ship by the end of this year.

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Seagate 120GB Momentus Notebook Hard Drives Now Available

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Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, 00:00
Category: hard drive

Woo Hoo! There’s nothing like capacity! PowerBookResQ is the first out of the gate to offer 120GB 2.5-inch 5400RPM hard drives capable of being installed in PowerBooks and iBooks. The new 120GB Seagate mechanisms are a full 20 percent larger than the previously largest 100GB drive. Read More…

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