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Toshiba Introduces 750GB and 1TB Laptop HDDs

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.

  • Tomtompiper
    The demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.
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  • tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.Best joke I've read all week!
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  • socrates047
    Can't never really se myself as using a laptop as my primary computer.
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  • duckmanx88
    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
    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
    tomtompiperThe demise of the Desk top gets closer and closer.

    I feel dumber after reading that statement....
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  • babybeluga
    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
    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
    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
    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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