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Indeed... piece of crap tongue.gif

Yep. I had a Gen1. it had issues about 3 months after I bought it (random second freezes) then my data became corrupt all across the drive... then I whipped it at the wall, and bought a conventional HDD. Then when that one died (Not my fault, but user error (boss's dog knocked my laptop off a high table) I bought my 120gb Mushkin SSD for $110 (now $89) and ripped a 2nd drive from my old external drive (640gb WD Green drive)
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Yep. I had a Gen1. it had issues about 3 months after I bought it (random second freezes) then my data became corrupt all across the drive... then I whipped it at the wall, and bought a conventional HDD. Then when that one died (Not my fault, but user error (boss's dog knocked my laptop off a high table) I bought my 120gb Mushkin SSD for $110 (now $89) and ripped a 2nd drive from my old external drive (640gb WD Green drive)

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post #34 of 51
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Anand has actual pictures: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6273/hands-on-with-western-digitals-new-5mm-hybrid-hard-drive

They had to use an uncommon plug to get it that thin.
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post #35 of 51
Dell will love that. Uncommon plugs is their middle name!
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Dell will love that. Uncommon plugs is their middle name!

It's not like WD wanted to be non-common. This will greatly limit their acceptence and market. The standard SATA plug is like 4mm which doesn't leave enough room for mechancial support.
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It's not like WD wanted to be non-common. This will greatly limit their acceptence and market. The standard SATA plug is like 4mm which doesn't leave enough room for mechancial support.

So one wouldn't be able to take this drive out and drop in a standard SSD I assume.
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So one wouldn't be able to take this drive out and drop in a standard SSD I assume.


The first ultrabooks with this drive probably won't be user accessible.... there's nothing to replace it with other than Black or Blue which are OEM only.
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Is this the point where people are jelly for my softball arm? Sometimes it's good to be a girl tongue.gif

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Didn't even know you were a girl! So, no. LOL
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Interesting, I haven't had any issues with my Momentus XT other than it occasionally not sleeping the laptop properly.
It's mighty fast too, was playing borderlands yesterday and it loaded the game in about 2-3 seconds.
I'm curious to see how WD's version of this is. With any luck it will be a great deal better. Although their first gen of SSD's weren't completely stellar, so not 100% sure how this will go.
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