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[Xi2528] 500GB HDD

Postby JodiBB » Fri May 16, 2008 8:35 pm

Hi.
I would like buy new HDD 2,5'' 500GB Hitachi 5K500 SATA 5400rpm 8MB, but i don't hnow, if work im my amilo.
It's 12,5mm height (others HDD have only 9,5mm) but i thing, in second slot is lot of space for this HDD.
Have anyone some experiences with this HDD??
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Postby hikaru » Fri May 16, 2008 9:21 pm

I can't tell you for sure, but it should be easy to find it out.
I assume that you will buy a 9,5mm-HDD (320GB) if 12,5mm will not fit. So you should already have the HDD-case or you will order it anyway.

First take a foot rule and make a measurement.
If this seems to be ok, use a model. Take your first HDD and some paperboard (to reach the 12,5mm) and put it into the secondary slot.
The additional height is "on top" of the HDD, not "on the bottom" (relative to the interface) as far as I know.

If this fits, you know if the Hitachi will fit.
Please post the result!

If you need the 500GB (actually 465GB) and 12,5mm do not fit, then look for Samsungs Spinpoint M6. It has only 9,5mm and is anounced to be available from june.
But you will have to accept a lower shock resistance (750g/325g instead of 1000g/400g) since it has 3 platters while other 9,5mm-drives only use 2 platters.

Edit:
Seems like the Samsung is already avalable in france:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/06/samsung-spinpoint-m6-500gb-laptop-drive-finally-on-sale-in-fr/
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Postby JodiBB » Fri May 16, 2008 9:35 pm

hikaru wrote:I can't tell you for sure, but it should be easy to find it out.
I assume that you will buy a 9,5mm-HDD (320GB) if 12,5mm will not fit. So you should already have the HDD-case or you will order it anyway.

First take a foot rule and make a measurement.
If this seems to be ok, use a model. Take your first HDD and some paperboard (to reach the 12,5mm) and put it into the secondary slot.
The additional height is "on top" of the HDD, not "on the bottom" (relative to the interface) as far as I know.

If this fits, you know if the Hitachi will fit.
Please post the result!

If you need the 500GB (actually 465GB) and 12,5mm do not fit, then look for Samsungs Spinpoint M6. It has only 9,5mm and is anounced to be available from june.
But you will have to accept a lower shock resistance (750g/325g instead of 1000g/400g) since it has 3 platters while other 9,5mm-drives only use 2 platters.

I think, in second slot is lot of space, but i try a "paper-test". :wink:
But i would like to know if Amilo Xi2528 support 500GB in one slot.
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Postby hikaru » Sat May 17, 2008 10:57 am

If the drive fits mechanical, then it will work.
The next critical capacity (like it was 32GB and 128GB in the past) comes at 128PB.
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