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Isnt it possible, since a VR is just a 2.5 drive?
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Not the best idea, they run warmer and draw more power I'm not sure if the increased temp is bad enough that it isn't safe but your battery will suffer a fair bit.
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post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14276984 
Isnt it possible, since a VR is just a 2.5 drive?

It's a 2.5" inside of a 3.5" enclosure, but it is thicker than most laptop hard drives. I believe it's 15mm thick as opposed to 9 or 12mm of "laptop" HDDs.

Not sure how cool, or how silently it will run without that plastic/rubber ICEPAK thing.

Check out this thread for more details.

Could it be possible to buy an SSD? Much better investment.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 7/19/11 at 9:19pm
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I think that it runs off of 12v instead of the normal 5v that laptop hard drives use. That and its thicker than a normal 2.5" drive too.

Edit:I checked and made sure, it is too thick at 15mm, and it does needs 12v to power up.
Edited by Bandrew - 7/19/11 at 9:26pm
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lack of volts is a real shame frown.gif
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It's definitely to thick! New Egg does market them as a replacement HD for laptops, but they don't fit (90% of the time)
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14277146 
lack of volts is a real shame frown.gif

It doesn't really matter so much any more, now we have SSDs that are much better suited for mobile use. Faster, no moving parts, less power, cooler, just all around better.
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Yah, I agree with that, but the shear size of the mechanical drive (in Gb's) does make a 10K 300Gb, or 600Gb HD tempting!
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post #9 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller;14277479 
Yah, I agree with that, but the shear size of the mechanical drive (in Gb's) does make a 10K 300Gb, or 600Gb HD tempting!

thats what i was thinking.
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I think the drive is too think and that enclosure it sits in helps keep it cool. I don't think you'll have much luck.
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