Toshiba Rolls Out Slim, Two Platter Hard Drive Series for Skinny Laptops

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jgottberg

5400 RPM? I might have been excited about these drives 4 years ago but even with the big capacity, I'd take a smaller, faster drive.

5400 RPM is fine for large storage needs where performance isn't really an issue but on an OS partition?? mmm... nah.

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ahamling27

It's a great drive for media, you wouldn't want to put your OS on it though. I could see cheaper laptops with small mini-PCIe SSDs for the OS and one of these for your media collection.

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PCLinuxguy

Agreed. Even if it uses more battery, I'd rather take a 7200rpm drive for running an OS if using a HDD. Otherwise a nice reliable SSD is the better option, saving the 5400rpm drive for use as an external

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aarcane

But what about the warranty period?

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Paul_Lilly

According to Toshiba's Warranty page (PDF), 2.5-inch mobile HDDs are backed by 3-year limited warranties.

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aarcane

Nice. Thank you for finding that. I had done a little unsuccessful searching myself before asking.