Add Storage: Toshiba Shows Off 750GB Laptop Drive

Every day we’re getting closer and closer to that 1TB drive in our laptops. Just a few months ago, I bought a 500GB drive for my MacBook Pro, figuring it was the fastest I could get in the size. That may only be true for so much longer.

Toshiba is introducing a 2.5-inch, 5,400 RPM Sata drive with a 750GB capacity, and they named it the super sexy MK7559GSXP. That’s right, I know the complicated naming scheme is getting you excited, so let me throw some cold water on the fire. It’s designed to use less power than a traditional laptop hard drive – about 14$% less than the previous model, a 640GB Toshiba. This drive is just 9.5mm, but if you have a little bit of extra room – lord knows where you’d get it – they’re coming out with a 1TB version soon as well. This is probably too tall to fit into a unibody MacBook, but it might fit one of the early 2009 models with the hard drive access door.

Now this is all well and good, but what does it mean for you, the MacBook user? The next time you’re looking to upgrade, here’s a bigger option that’s available with the same speed as the default drives for the MBP. And if you want tons of storage, try a TB and let us know how you like it.

Comments

  1. well I can’t wait for a 1TB HDD for my Macbook Pro…I did a test the other day…I took a 12mm 500Gb HDD that I had in an external drive and put it in my 2009 15″ MBP and it fit and the case was easily closed…so I’m thinking that there should be no problem with putting one it it…unfortunately the only one I have access to is inside the WD 1TB Essential or the Seagate one, both in an seemingly unopenable external case…

    I am planning on getting one and doing the test but maybe someone has already done this test and can shed some light on the outcome

  2. Also check out this great video on performance difference between SSD v.s HDD here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odSSI_9KAkI

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