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decryption
11th September 2008, 12:19 PM
Toshiba is releasing a 240GB 1.8" HDD next month that will slide right in to a MacBook Air:

Toshiba to ship 240GB 1.8in HDD this month | Channel Register (http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/09/10/tosh_240gb_hdd/)

Let the speculation begin :D

mitty
11th September 2008, 12:22 PM
Watch out Decryption, some people aren't happy with all these speculation threads that are popping up :D

bok
11th September 2008, 12:25 PM
Watch out Decryption, some people aren't happy with all these speculation threads that are popping up :D

Some people just aren't happy, ever. Also, 240GB? Could never need to carry around that much stuff with me in a notebook, let alone one aimed at portability...

-bok

jerrah
11th September 2008, 12:28 PM
Sounds nice but my 80GB has been enough for when I'm being portable. I wonder how much they would cost? :)

What I'm really keen on is the larger capacity SSD drives:
Samsung fires up 128GB SSD massive attack | Channel Register (http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/07/09/samsung_128gb_ssd_mass_production/)

El Guardo
11th September 2008, 12:36 PM
It's not capacity that interests/concerns me but rotation speed. Anything less than 5,400rpm instantly rules out a purchase on my behalf (with regards to computers)...

decryption
11th September 2008, 12:36 PM
Actually - I want to buy an 80GB refurb iPod Classic and shove one of those 240GB bad boys in it. Then I can carry *all* my music with me. Epic.


It's not capacity that interests/concerns me but rotation speed. Anything less than 5,400rpm instantly rules out a purchase on my behalf (with regards to computers)...

Yep, that's what I disliked the most about the MacBook Air and probably the main reason why I sold it, together with the fact it can only take 2GB of RAM.

mitty
11th September 2008, 12:38 PM
^You got more than 160gb of music?

decryption
11th September 2008, 12:40 PM
^You got more than 160gb of music?

Yep.

http://heyinternet.com/imgdump/musics-20080911-124023.jpg

Johnny Appleseed
11th September 2008, 12:44 PM
I'm actually looking at the MBA as my primary machine (yes, it IS possible if you're not doing heavy-duty stuff). So the higher the specs, the better.

mitty
11th September 2008, 12:46 PM
LOL, awesome.

forgie
11th September 2008, 01:05 PM
As far as I know, the MBA can only take a HDD that is the same thickness as the thinner iPod Classic model, so the biggest Toshiba drive that'll fit will be the 120GB that is in the "new" iPod Classic.

lailaikatong
11th September 2008, 01:27 PM
The MacBook Air uses 5mm thick drives, it won't be able to take this 240GB drive as it's double platter 8mm.

The 120GB drives used in the new Classics would fit the MacBook Air without problems, they're the same thickness as the 80GB ones. I would guess that the next MacBook Air revision would come with 120GB drives as standard.

jerrah
11th September 2008, 01:29 PM
Meh, that's why I have a NAS, and a Mac Pro and a MBP and a.. and a...

DJY
11th September 2008, 07:22 PM
I am so keen for an updated MBA!

I'm reading every rumour, titbit, speculation, and bit of news...
ah the waiting game begins...

Reubania
11th September 2008, 07:25 PM
Won't do much though...I already bought mine! LOL. Oh well...it is hard when your iTunes Music Folder is larger than your computer's HDD. LOL.

Guy Fawkes
11th September 2008, 08:20 PM
MacBook Air aside, I think we all really want to see some new MacBook Pro's... well me at any rate

Huy
11th September 2008, 08:57 PM
I think the MBA will be 120GB next as mentioned before c.f. iPod Classic.

I'm also waiting on MB/MBP updates. Not sure whether I'll go "Pro" yet since the MB Alu might tempt me. Next month (hopefully).

microportal
12th September 2008, 12:12 PM
I am looking forward for the drives to be available with instructions from ifixit to upgrade the existing MBA