Size Comparison: 2.5" Versus 1.8" Form Factors
While they obviously don't excel in terms of performance, 1.8" drives offer many advantages. The physical characteristics of the drive help underscore this: at less than 2 ounces (51 g) the MK3006GAL has to be one of the lightest disk drives around. With a maximum theoretical data capacity of 30 GB, one of these platters weighs little, but is a league of its own in terms of flexibility. It is also energy-efficient, because this drive consumes only tiny amounts of power relative to its larger cousins.
While it might not seem so just looking a the two numbers, the size difference between a 1.8" drive and a 2.5" drive is immense. And for those concerned with achieving as much miniaturization of computer systems as possible, every little bit helps.
|Processor||Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz256 kB L2 Cache (Willamette)|
|Motherboard||Intel 845EBTIntel 845E ChipsetBIOS BT84520A.86A.0024.P10|
|Memory||256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2.0Micron/Crucial|
|Controller||i845E UltraDMA/100-Controller (ICH4)On-Board USB 2.0 (ICH4)On-Board FireWire|
|Graphics card||ATI Radeon SDRAM, 32 MB|
|Network||3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit|
|Operating system||Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600Service Pack 1|
|Benchmarks & Measurements|
|Office performance||ZD WinBench 99 - Business DiskWinmark 2.0 c't h2benchw|
|High-End performance||ZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 2.0|
|Performance measurements||c't h2benchw 3.6|
|I/O performance||IOMeter 2003.05.10|
|Drivers & Settings|
|Graphics driver||5.1.2001.0 (Windows XP Standard)|
|DIE driver||Intel INF Drivers 5.02.1003|
|Resolution||1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz|
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Hi - what kind of adaptor was used to connect that 1.8 Toshiba?Reply
I'm trying to do the same and I'm not having much luck.
hi, i have one off this hard disck, and i want to make a back up from my information, but i don't have the adapter, can you tell me where i can get one off them or maybe you can say me other way to make my back up??...Reply
i really need this it's urgent, thanks...