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WD have just unveiled a new, 7mm tall 2.5-inch HDD that will slide straight into your already-thin Ultrabook, and other skinny devices. WDs new super-slim drives are capable of taking a shock of 400Gs, which is impressive as itself, but we're also impressed by the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue drives being made available in both 500GB and 320GB capacities.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/23518/wd_uses_magical_shrinking_ray_starts_shipping_7mm_hdd_for_ultrabooks/index.html

Nooooooooo!!! Noooooooooo!!! If we want an ultrabook we want an SSD, not some HDD crap!!! Noooooooooo!!!
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How tall is the shortest SSD anyways?
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500gb is still 500GB and compared to a 128GB ultrabook the space might be needed....

I say cudos, now lower all HDD prices back to sub 100 for 1TB...
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WD have just unveiled a new, 7mm tall 2.5-inch HDD that will slide straight into your already-thin Ultrabook, and other skinny devices. WDs new super-slim drives are capable of taking a shock of 400Gs, which is impressive as itself, but we're also impressed by the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue drives being made available in both 500GB and 320GB capacities.
Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/23518/wd_uses_magical_shrinking_ray_starts_shipping_7mm_hdd_for_ultrabooks/index.html
Nooooooooo!!! Noooooooooo!!! If we want an ultrabook we want an SSD, not some HDD crap!!! Noooooooooo!!!

Speak for yourself there bud, maybe you should read your own article before complaining about it.
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Consumers want thin and light personal computers, but the limited storage capacity of SSD-based notebooks forces them to pick and choose what files to bring from their library. With the release of the new WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm mobile hard drives, WD is able to offer capacity, reliability and data-protection features combined with excellent power management all in a slim form factor perfect for thin and light notebooks.

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The new drives will include a two-year warranty, with pricing on the 500GB set at $100, and the 320GB at $80.

As you can see, these are aimed to provide STORAGE, and lots of it, something SSD's fail to provide at a $100 price point.

300GB SSD's

500GB SSD's
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How tall is the shortest SSD anyways?

9.5mm is the current standard.

I can see ultrabooks being an mSATA drive for the OS and an HDD for storage.
     
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How tall is the shortest SSD anyways?

7mm the other size is 9mm
 
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post

500gb is still 500GB and compared to a 128GB ultrabook the space might be needed....
I say cudos, now lower all HDD prices back to sub 100 for 1TB.

Too bad HDD Companies are foreseeing a shortage of production for lets see how many years... oh yeah, infinity years to come.

I foresee the SSD market killing the HDD market in the future.
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Thankfully i grabbed the first 9mm tall 1tb drive before the floods. I already need more space. 300-400 gb free space left.
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Too bad HDD Companies are foreseeing a shortage of production for lets see how many years... oh yeah, infinity years to come.
I foresee the SSD market killing the HDD market in the future.

Thats what I'm thinking.
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Originally Posted by czin125 View Post

How tall is the shortest SSD anyways?

3-4mm? mSATA
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400G's shock is nice. I am one of those that believe mobile should also be durable. I need a laptop that can take a fall. A stunt laptop, if you will. arrowheadsmiley.png
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