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|01-22-2013 04:08 PM|
Got mine today. Glad its small and easy to hide. Slightly larger than my Galaxy S2 so thats good. Mostly gonna store movies and what not and my "special" stuff.
I noticed if I used my USB 3.0 extension cable it made a beeping noise and wasn't being properly detected. Same with my USB 2.0 cable. Guess I have to always directly connect it to the port.
|01-21-2013 10:53 AM|
|01-12-2013 10:09 PM|
As far as pulling the drive out - gently pull up on one of the corners with rubber inside and once it is slightly up you can gently pull it off and away from the sata connector and usb board.
You should be fairly safe while wedging the screwdriver in. If the screwdriver doesnt wedge itself you probably need to flip it over as other than the initial push in there wasn't much difficulty. I would go with a smaller sized screwdriver if you can find one too btw.
|01-12-2013 08:05 PM|
|01-12-2013 01:11 AM|
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|01-11-2013 07:26 PM|
|werds||Ordered one 4 days ago and it arrived today, cracked open the case and all the tabs snapped instantly off (I guess I lack finesse lol). Pulled the drive out, cloned my netbook's hard drive and it is now running in my laptop just fine. On initial boot and for a few minutes after initial boot there was a lot of noise coming from the hard drive but once I reset all the HDD optimizations in windows the noise stopped. Overall, happy with the cost given it is a 1TB drive in 2.5" form factor that actually fit inside my netbook. Space is nice when carting around a movie and video collection for children =)|
|01-11-2013 01:48 PM|
|ACR1||Just ordered one - discount ends tomorrow - then back to full price.|
|01-11-2013 01:38 PM|
most ssd don't even reach that speed
|01-10-2013 12:10 PM|
Just bought 4 drives, at $68 each with free shipping.
The web site has a button with text vaguely like "Let me know when this is in stock", but it also offered a (vaguely) "Buy this now" button that worked.
HTH - Hoytster
|01-09-2013 09:00 PM|
|01-09-2013 08:57 PM|
Consider the fact that with the 7200rpm drive: boot time is dramatically reduced, file transfer times are decreased, and the hard drive can spend more time resting and not spinning. It might require a bit more energy to spin up the drive, but you more than make up for it with the increased rest time. You right that if your bottle neck is USB 2.0, then the faster spinning drive will needlessly consume more power.
|01-09-2013 08:57 PM|
If someone is looking to use this as a laptop drive. or even the 1TB 7200 HDD that Lronhub mentioned.
this might be a better deal for a laptop drive
Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST750LX003 $118.99 with free shipping. and i think still no tax to most states from Amazon.
just something to consider. I think its a great price for a hybrid with these specs.
|01-09-2013 08:48 PM|
|01-09-2013 08:44 PM|
but if you are only backing up once so often, waiting a few extra minutes isn't going to matter.
|01-09-2013 08:38 PM|
There are always loses in friction and overcoming inertia, the faster you go the greater these loses are. Its basic laws of physics.
The fact that slower drives use less energy is why engineers like to use them when they are designing laptops.
Thats why almost all laptops come with 5400 RPM drives , so they can claim longer battery life.
WD Green drives run below 5400, and in fact they dont advertise the speed, because that would be a negative. They only point out the lower energy consumption. That is one of the ways they use to save energy.
BTW, that is a good price for a 1TB 7200RPM 2.5" HDD, I might get it. Thanks for showing me that deal, REPs to you Lronhub!
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