Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
I can already see it now. Someone is going to pull the 2.5" Western Digital VelociRaptor™ 300GB 10,000rpm drive from the IcePack™ frame and stuff it in a laptop. I wonder if it's even possible.
Or if that doesn't work, I wonder if this baby will go in a standard 3.5" eSATA enclosure. Again, someone will try. Heck, who cares. I'd like this drive to be my OS drive in my Dell XPS 420. I see a new Windows Vista backup and restore in my future.
Here's some information directly from Western Digital on this little predator:
See the product info @ http://www.wdvelociraptor.com/.
Damn, I so want one!!! That is like one whole paycheck for me, and ~2 math books. Maybe someday.
I'd like to see you do a comparison of ACHI vs IDE, just because I like your benchmarking, and because no one has really done a good job at figuring out which is better. Maybe even do the comparison with that velociRaptor.
> I can already see it now. Someone is going
> to pull the 2.5" Western Digital Veloci-
> Raptor™ 300GB 10,000rpm drive from the
> IcePack™ frame and stuff it in a laptop. I
> wonder if it's even possible.
It's possible but you void the 5 year warranty if you do it. If the laptop is not well ventilated I think you are going to destroy it because of extra heat-buildup. Look at the pictures from the heatmeasurement:
If you put it in your sub-notebook i think it will race around the table, because of the inertia of the drive. We could start a sub-notebook race league!
> Or if that doesn't work, I wonder if this
> baby will go in a standard 3.5" eSATA
It depends on the enclosure, if the connectors is seated on some form of print it probably won't work. If the connectors is made with small cables it probably will work, or can be tweaked to work, look at the picture at the bottom of this page and note how the connectors are configured in comparison to a normal 3.5" disk: