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- 21 Apr 2004
Whats the largest laptop hd out there? Must be sata and 2.5 inch!
Note that these are an external drive that you will need to remove from the enclosure. Also the comments mention that the drive runs very hot which is why they are not being sold as replacment internal drives currently.
Yup I'm looking for a drive for my PS3 also. [have a 60gig].
This seems to be just right.
What precisely do you mean, failurbydesign?
Hard drive manufacturers use the literal metric system (which is technically correct but extremely annoying and inconsistent with all other computer-related measurements) so a 320GB hard drive equals 320 billion bytes just as Taurus wrote out. Where the computer measurement of 320GB would equal to 343,597,383,680 bytes, which is 320 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024.
So, Taurus showed that in order to find out what a "320GB" hard drive will come out to in computer measurements, divide it by 1024 three times and you get 298.023223876953125 Gigabytes.
Computer measurements use 1024 instead of 1000 because it's the closest power of 2. 2 x 2 = 4 x 2 = 8 x 2 = 16 x 2 = 32 x 2 = 64 x 2 = 128 x 2 = 256 x 2 = 512 x 2 = 1024; that's 2 to the power of 10. And it's very natural for a computer to deal with things in powers of 2.