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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Was there a reason that they shrunk the drives down? You'd think they'd want the discs as big as possible (before breaking) to increase read/write speeds.
No, smaller drives have always provided better read/write speeds. Smaller platter means less area the heads need to travel. Smaller and fewwer platters with higher data density and faster rotational speeds are the building blocks of performances.


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While that is true, one can remove the heatsink thing, but will lose warranty.
No. The hard drive itself is thicker than standard laptop hard drives even without the heatsink. VelociRaptors are 15mm thick while a laptop HD is 9mm thick. You can see the difference below:

Edited by DuckieHo - 6/24/08 at 6:12am
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No, smaller drives have always provided better read/write speeds. Smaller platter means less area the heads need to travel. Smaller and fewwer platters with higher data density and faster rotational speeds are the building blocks of performances.



No. The hard drive itself is thicker than standard laptop hard drives even without the heatsink. VelociRaptors are 15mm thick while a laptop HD is 9mm thick. You can see the difference below:

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But isn't the above a drive with more than one platter? I bet you the 74Gb will be thinner than that.
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Just mod your laptop
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