Originally Posted by akromatic
if they can make them thin then why not put that effort into making it standard sized again by adding capacity where people actually care about rather then oh its so thin its so shiny and pretty
That is a standard sized drive actually. 2.5" drives have a varying thickness from 5mm to 15mm.
9.5mm became the standard thickness of a 2.5" hard drive for use in laptops and small form factor computers. 1tb laptop drives have been thicker than that as more platters were needed, typically 12.5mm. We now have 2Tb 2.5" drives in the "standard" 9.5mm thickness thanks to improvements in areal densities of disk platters.