Western Digital Announces World's Thinnest 2.5-inch Hybrid Drive

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Valor958

I was thinking more for maximizing space in a standard tower. I currently only use one SSD and 4 HDD, but should I add an extra SSD I'd need a dual rack since i'm out of room lol.

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Valor958

I wonder if you could get a custom dual-bracket, probably have to mod your own, to house two of these in a standard HDD 3.5" slot.
There may be heat issues with that, but if you plan on modding for the bracket, i'm sure adding another fan wouldn't be an issue.
I'd like to see this held side-by-side to a standard HDD to compare actual thickness.
Right now, it wouldn't be an effective way for large storage, but for those who enjoy a RAID for speed, you could get two 500GB and RAID them for more speed.
For pure storage, a 2,3,4TB HDD would still be best use of space though.

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yackman01

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997013 is a bracket that can hold 2 2.5inch drives. I have one in my PC housing 2 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 drives :-)

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Valor958

And there we go! That's almost exactly what I was talking about. I imagined it a bit differently but it functions the same.
Thanks for the link!

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

you almost there. i was thinking stack them on top of each other in a laptop somehow and using an adapter to use both at the same time

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yackman01

Some of the 16 and 17 inch laptops have dual hard drive bays. The only way you could put 2 of them in a laptop other wise is if they were thinner yet. but if you are looking to run dual hard drives I would recommend looking at 17inch laptops.

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

i know that 17 laptop tend to have dual hard drive (or u could use a caddy in your DVD rom slot if u wanted a 3rd/ 2nd hard drive) what i was getting a is, these are a little more than half the thickness of a regular laptop hard drive.

if you could find a way to make both of the work on your single hard drive slot on a laptop then you could have 2 hard drives there. just a thought.

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