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Old 07-15-2007, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the smallest hard drive you can buy? not in terms of data storage but physically. I need a tiny hard drive and it must be light but Flash SSD drives are cost prohibitive and a little on the chunky side for what I have planed.

Are there any smaller than the 2.5in laptop hard drives? can you recommend any?
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its a 1" mechanical drive approximately 4gb memory capacity if memory serves
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Can you reamber the name of it? and any one know if there is larger storage capacity's in that size?
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sorry I can't I randomly found a shop one day whilst looking for my ultimate mini-itx build and they had all sorts I think 4gb was the standard and then you had to jump quite a bit in price for a 8gb version. Have you thought about cannabilising a dis-functional ipod nano?

there were also 1.5" models which went upto 32gb
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I have but I have no idea of where to get one from, any ideas?
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erm a rubbish tip nah perhaps ebay selling one "for parts" that should only cost you a tenner then but its hit or miss whether the hdd actually works

I found this article its quite old but you may be interested mentions some company names to research

Start-up brings hard drive to the masses | CNET News.com
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Thanks for that, OT but any ideas if you can buy small laptop batteries and the PSU to go with it? I have a idea for a portable PC I would like to make and I am hoping to do it as cheep as I can and I need a Thin battery.

OH and Saltynay I left a read me for you in the laptop section did you see it?
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don't think I did I have been away for the last 2 weeks can you post a link here please don't have time to search for it as I am packing to go away to the far east for 4-5 more weeks
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saltynay read this please.
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