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Toshiba Introduces 750GB and 1TB Laptop HDDs

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A lot of people find their laptops don't meet their storage needs and so, have a couple of externals lying around to fulfill their storage needs. Soon, storage fiends can get their hands on a twin-platter 750GB HDD from Toshiba.

Toshiba yesterday announced the world's highest capacity laptop HDD, the MK7559GSXP. The two-platter drive holds 750GB and reaches the same 9.5mm (0.37in) height as most notebook HDDs.

Toshiba also announced the MKxx59GSM line, which offers users the same 750GB HDD, as well as 1TB option, but both are three-platter, 12.5mm (0.49in) drives.

All of the drives operate at 5,400 RPM and Electronista reports they're due to start sampling for system builders in April. They should enter mass production soon afterwords.

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    Anonymous , March 25, 2010 4:31 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.

    Best joke I've read all week!
  • 23 Hide
    duckmanx88 , March 25, 2010 4:39 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.


    yeah because i really enjoy having my laptops cost twice as much for the same performance of a desktop. -__-
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    mavroxur , March 25, 2010 4:47 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.



    I feel dumber after reading that statement....
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  • 27 Hide
    Anonymous , March 25, 2010 4:31 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.

    Best joke I've read all week!
  • 6 Hide
    socrates047 , March 25, 2010 4:37 PM
    Can't never really se myself as using a laptop as my primary computer.
  • 23 Hide
    duckmanx88 , March 25, 2010 4:39 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.


    yeah because i really enjoy having my laptops cost twice as much for the same performance of a desktop. -__-
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    tsnorquist , March 25, 2010 4:44 PM
    If anything is going to demise, it'll be large notebook/laptop computers.

    I think desktops offer to much in performance, expandability, and longevity. Couple that with smart phones, netbooks, tablets/couriers starting to use better procs (ulv, tegra x) and higher storage, who really wants to lug around a 16"+ laptop.

    I think the trend will curve to being able to remote to a "home station" with portable devices.

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    mavroxur , March 25, 2010 4:47 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.



    I feel dumber after reading that statement....
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    babybeluga , March 25, 2010 4:55 PM
    duckmanx88yeah because i really enjoy having my laptops cost twice as much for the same performance of a desktop. -__-


    Not even same performance
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    El_Capitan , March 25, 2010 4:58 PM
    With VPN and Virtualization, I wish they had cheaper bare minimum 17" 1920 x 1200 laptops. All you need power for is being able to VPN into your home or office and remote desktop into your desktop or a VM created on a virtualization server. Anything you do will be faster on a desktop or server anyways, and for a lot cheaper. You just even play games that way if your connection is good. :) 

    I use a SSD on my laptop, and there's no heat or sound coming from it, unlike an HDD. Plus, it's much faster.

    You can build a monster gaming desktop for $500. You have to spend $1500 for a decent gaming laptop. Spend $500 for a decent laptop and remote desktop to your desktop and you just saved $500 and have a system that's probably 2-3 times faster.
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    Tomtompiper , March 25, 2010 5:01 PM
    As time goes by the GPU will go the way of the sound card and be integrated onto the die with the CPU or integrated on the motherboard, the only advantage for the desktop then will be easy access to replace faulty parts, but by then laptops will be so cheap you will not worry about buying a new one when the old one dies. AMD have already begun the process of integration.
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    calmstateofmind , March 25, 2010 5:02 PM
    Nothing really too amazing here IMO...I mean, most everybody I know has an external that they carry around with their laptop, giving them this amount of storage already, if not more.

    I'm also guessing that the price to just go out and buy a 1TB external (~$100) is a lot less than the cost that the 1TB HDD adds onto the price of the laptop (definitely more than $100).

    Now, if this were a 1TB SSD in a laptop instead, THAT would be quite a feat...
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    requiemsallure , March 25, 2010 5:06 PM
    in my opinion, what will happen is everyone will get decent powered netbooks and a REAL computer for at home :D  thats my opinion though (based off of the fact that is what i did.)
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    andrewcutter , March 25, 2010 5:08 PM
    tomtompiperAs time goes by the GPU will go the way of the sound card and be integrated onto the die with the CPU or integrated on the motherboard, the only advantage for the desktop then will be easy access to replace faulty parts, but by then laptops will be so cheap you will not worry about buying a new one when the old one dies. AMD have already begun the process of integration.


    problem with sound was that there was nothing to push boundry i guess. with games it is continusly moving forward. So unless games stagnat discreet is not going away
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    tommysch , March 25, 2010 5:15 PM
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.


    My C: is 1.5TB (3x500GB single platter in RAID 0) and my D: is 4.5TB (3x 1.5TB in JOBD)...

    Put 6 3.5inch HDD in your notebook and see how it works out for you.
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    tommysch , March 25, 2010 5:16 PM
    tomtompiperAs time goes by the GPU will go the way of the sound card and be integrated onto the die with the CPU or integrated on the motherboard, the only advantage for the desktop then will be easy access to replace faulty parts, but by then laptops will be so cheap you will not worry about buying a new one when the old one dies. AMD have already begun the process of integration.


    Tell that to my X-FI
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    sliem , March 25, 2010 5:19 PM
    tomtompiper: desktop and laptop are apples and oranges. It's like saying email will kill paper. Email will never kill paper. TRUST ME.
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    thackstonns , March 25, 2010 5:36 PM
    sliemtomtompiper: desktop and laptop are apples and oranges. It's like saying email will kill paper. Email will never kill paper. TRUST ME.


    Why Should I trust you? Are you an expert? I know for a fact that where I work email, has killed paper for everything except old records. The new records are kept on the server just waiting to be emailed when we need them.
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    doomtomb , March 25, 2010 5:58 PM
    Socrates047Can't never really se myself as using a laptop as my primary computer.

    I can. I just made the switch a couple weeks ago.

    It's not as bad as you might think if you are say at college, like myself, where mobility is pretty much mandatory. I can game on my laptop just fine with games like Bad Company 2. Look guys, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but for 95% of users, a laptop is sufficient. Yes, it's more expensive for the amount of performance but I got a pretty nice laptop here and it can do all my needs without a hitch. Desktops are becoming more irrelevant for the masses, that's a fact. Google stated in a few years desktops would become irrelevant and it's true for 95% of users. I enjoy the space saving and all-in-one of my laptop. And of course, the ability to take it with me anywhere. That becomes a lot more important for people who need it.
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    Anonymous , March 25, 2010 6:06 PM
    Looks like its time for a 750 GB PS3!
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    schmich , March 25, 2010 6:42 PM
    tsnorquistIf anything is going to demise, it'll be large notebook/laptop computers.

    Some of us move a lot and use these large notebooks/laptops as stationary devices at each destination. Think it as a mobile desktop. If possible, some do use these devices when moving between A to B whilst other have other small devices for that task.
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    JohnnyLucky , March 25, 2010 6:44 PM
    What are people storing on their hard drives that require large storage capacities? Movies and games?
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