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Alienware Increases Notebook Hard Drive Capacity to 640GB

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  1. malware New Member

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    Alienware claims that it is the first notebook manufacturer to offer customers Samsung's 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM NCQ hard drives in single- and dual- device configurations for notebooks. Available as RAID 0 and RAID 1 systems in the 17" Area-51 m9750 and Aurora m9700 notebooks (dual-drive notebooks are priced from $2400), as well as a single 320GB configuration in the 15.4" Area-51 m5550 notebook, Alienware raises the bar to a higher level. The Area-51 m9750 model is also available with the combination of a 320GB hard drive and a 64GB solid state drive (the 320GB drive is offered as a $300 option, while the 64GB SSD lists for $1100).

    Source: TG Daily
     
  2. FreedomEclipse

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    raising the level? wtf thats a load of bullsh*t. if they were realy raising the level they would have kitted it out with a 320gb SSD HDD or even a 7200RPM HDD.

    ANYBODY can change the HDD in their laptop - theres nothing so 'OoOoO aaaAhHhH' about it at all - all it is, is Alienwares using it connections to get something thats possibly not yet been released to the average consumer.

    what a waste of a friggin post.
     
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    A bit harsh, but sadly I have to agree with FreedomEclipse here. Dellinware is not news. They are always overpriced, never special. This is just a PR stunt, and it's quite transparent.
     
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    I think what they mean is, no one else is raiding two 320GB HDDs for any customer. Alienware is now doing that.
     
  5. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    If you fail to see the news value just ignore the news item or bring your point a bit less primal.
     
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    I wonder how many fricken SSD's Alienware has actually sold so far?
     
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    Wow....640gb in a laptop.....wow
     
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    haha, prepare for the returns (if the warranty is longer than a year). More heat will kill those poor HDDs even faster.
    Almost every 2.5" hdd I've had to deal with has died prematurely from heat. 70-75 C is sooooo good on them. Dumb ass laptop manufacturers still haven't got a clue. You're lucky if there's even air vents. A fan is required, but you can't tell them anything.
     
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    Agreed, I have a notebook cooler because my first hdd crapped out on me. Also it was a Samsung...and even when it was winter out it still hit 50 C easy. My Futjistu, it didn't, it was fine without a fan, but the cooler the better.
     

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