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Clay
02-18-04, 11:40 AM
I've been googling around and must not be looking in the right places...

I want to purchase a 7200rpm HD for my Sony VAIO laptop (PCG-GRT270). Anyone know where I can do so? Thanks!

Malfunction
02-18-04, 11:55 AM
The fast 80GB is by Hitachi. However only the 60GB is availible here (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-146-020&catalog=380&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1)

Peace,

:afro:

Clay
02-18-04, 01:05 PM
Thanks! Newegg didn't have any listed about two weeks ago...should have checked again cause I know they're inventory is always changing.

Maybe dumb question but are laptop HDs as universal as HDs for workstations? (i.e. as long as it as an ATA drive and your laptop has ATA drive in currently then you're good to go?)

Malfunction
02-18-04, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by MaxPower
Thanks! Newegg didn't have any listed about two weeks ago...should have checked again cause I know they're inventory is always changing.

Maybe dumb question but are laptop HDs as universal as HDs for workstations? (i.e. as long as it as an ATA drive and your laptop has ATA drive in currently then you're good to go?)

Man, hell ya they are. :thumbsup: I had been looking into a 1GB keychain for a replacement for some methods I use to help people out with their pc's. Then a friend of mine said this guy walks into Circuit City like once every two weeks and buys these (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-145-329&catalog=-1&depa=0) cases. I just about sh** when I saw them. This thing plugs into any USB port and is quickly identified by windows as a usb storage. Now consider 60GB to 80GB worth of storage that fits in a shirt pocket! :eek:

Ya man, these things are so badass! I am giving them away to my family as Xmas gifts this year. This thing has totally eliminated my big ass Case Logic CD case. You can just use ISO buster and make portable images of everything you need.

Love these BYTECC 2.5" USB 2.0 ALUMINUM External Enclosure (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-145-329&catalog=-1&depa=0)

Peace,

:afro:

Clay
02-18-04, 01:41 PM
Yeah, we've moved away from tape backups at work and are now going with standard ATA HDs in a Kingwin aluminum enclosure with fans...also on Newegg. Very nice, much faster and cheaper overall than tape solutions anymore.

That BYTECC is nice with the smaller form factor laptop HDs...wow! :D