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Enigma
03-07-2012, 12:27 AM
It seems this is hard to find, if such a thing even exists at all. I have searched on the ASUS eStore website and called them, they seem to only sell a 500GB drive that's 7200 RPM. I have also searched NewEgg.com, eBay, etc. I need something that fits both of these criteria but no luck so far. If anyone knows where I can buy one then please post, preferably with a direct hyperlink to the sales page. I recently bought the following drive from NewEgg.com:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136545&Tpk=wd10tpvt

However, when I tryed to installed it i found that it would fit in the 2nd bay/slot, but also discovered that it was 3 millimeters or so too thick, and so I was unable to properly secure the caddy into the laptop. It can be installed but only with major modifications to the laptop and i think its not worth the effort or risk of messing something up. I am currently returning that drive for a full refund, and so now I'm being a bit more careful before ordering again. I also noticed the following st the bottom of the Details tab/page for that product, which I had neglected to look at before buying:

"1 TB models are 12.5 mm high and may not be compatible with all notebook systems. Consult system specifications for maximum allowable drive height before attempting to install."

Could have save myself alot of headache if i had read that first

Preferably the drive i'm looking for should (presumably) be no larger than 9.5 mm (millimeters) in height, i dont think the width and length really matter, since the drive linked above seemed to fit just fine along those 2 dimensions.

If anyone can help, please post.

Thanks!

Area 66
03-07-2012, 02:05 AM
Egg have 2 x 9,5 mm

WD make aa 1tb 9,5 , but it's more expensive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927

and samsung

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291

You can always purchase a USB external enclosure to use the one you order by mistake for backup

Boosted_R
03-07-2012, 02:28 AM
yeah, WD and samsung are your 2 options really.......also I have never seen a 7200RPM 2.5" 1TB HDD

Enigma
03-07-2012, 02:37 AM
Thanks for the reply, Area 66 and Boosted_R. I noticed, however, that both of the links you posted are for 5400 RPM drives. I was hoping to find somewhere that sells a 1 TB 7200 RPM, but it looks like they dont exist. Here is a link to a drive that a friend told me about:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927&Tpk=WD10JPVT

As you can see, it costs around $199. the specs of the drive i've linked and the 2 you linked appear to be identical, the only differences being name brand and price. I'm not particularly inclined to spend $250 on the WD you linked, however the Samsung does appear quite appealing, especially for the price.

So my question is, does name brand really matter? The Samsung is the least costly of the 3 for the same specs, so it seems like a no-brainer. But I'm wondering, is a Samsung more likely to fail earlier or not last as long as a drive that WD makes? I know WD is like the top brand in the HDD market. Just wondering is all.

Also, I havent sent the old nonfitting drive back to NewEgg yet. Where can i buy an external USB enclosure that will fit a notebook HDD that is 12.5 millimeters in height? the problem with that drive was that it was just a bit too big for my laptop to hold, and I'm thinking i may have trouble finding an enclosure that will hold such a nonstandard-sized drive properly.

I mainly need an internal HDD for the purpose of being able to install more games from Steam, back-ups, as well as a separate Linux partition that will dualboot alongside Windows.

If anyone can give some more feedback, thanks again!

Area 66
03-07-2012, 02:46 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927&Tpk=WD10JPVT

As you can see, it costs around $199. the specs of the drive i've linked and the 2 you linked appear to be identical, the only differences being name brand and price.!

I link by mistake NewEgg Canada, $ 50 more fore a Canadian ? the CDN and US dollar have the same value, what bunch of A$$