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.