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HGST Launches the Highest Capacity Hard Drive for the Mainstream Mobile Market

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HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company,) continues to push technology innovation by offering the highest storage density (MB/mm³) of any hard disk drive (HDD) today. The new Travelstar 5K1500 is the industry's first 9.5 mm, 1.5 TB mobile hard drive and features the industry's highest capacity in a standard 9.5 mm design. Built on HGST's proven platform for quality and reliability, the Travelstar 5K1500 delivers high shock protection, low power and solid performance to meet the growing demands for a variety of market segments, including notebooks, external hard drives, gaming consoles and all-in-one desktop PCs.

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So, how is this one different to the Toshiba 1.5TB 2.5" model that's been on the market for a while now (HDTB115EK3BA) ?

Remove the enclosure, use the drive. Simple as. You don't have to wait for the Hitachi gem :)
 
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Remove the enclosure, use the drive.
Void your warranty, pray that you never have any problems with the drive (Toshiba can tell if you opened the case).

I do agree that Toshiba beat them to the punch. HGST is crowing about the fact that you can buy just the drive from them.
 

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So, how is this one different to the Toshiba 1.5TB 2.5" model that's been on the market for a while now (HDTB115EK3BA) ?

Remove the enclosure, use the drive. Simple as. You don't have to wait for the Hitachi gem :)
The Toshiba is a 12.5mm drive, so it won't fit in most laptops.

WD already has 2TB 2.5" drives if you want to ignore the height requirement.
 
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How is this revolutionary?

It's using the same capacity-per-patter that we've had for over a year now..

If the 12.5mm drives have 4 platters of 500GB, and this is a 9.5mm drive with 3 platters of 500GB..

:wtf:
 

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How is this revolutionary?

It's using the same capacity-per-patter that we've had for over a year now..

If the 12.5mm drives have 4 platters of 500GB, and this is a 9.5mm drive with 3 platters of 500GB..

:wtf:
No one said it was revolutionary. Just that they are first to market with a 1.5TB 9.5mm drive.
 
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How is this revolutionary?

It's using the same capacity-per-patter that we've had for over a year now..

If the 12.5mm drives have 4 platters of 500GB, and this is a 9.5mm drive with 3 platters of 500GB..

:wtf:
They don't use 4 x 500GB platters, I imagine they use 3 platters, each platter has 2 sides. The old western digitals of 1.5TB and 2TB have the same size physically.

As its the first time you get 50% more capacity, it may be revolutionary, I bet the 2TB version to be the same size physically and ready for laptop upgrade