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What's the largest size laptop Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive on the market today?

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What's the largest size laptop Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive on the market today?

Are there any SATA laptop hard drives that have a capacity higher than 640 GB?
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"... What's the largest size laptop Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive on the market today? "   ==>  Consider your question carefully ... while a 2.5" drive is generally considered a "laptop" drive, MOST laptops will not accept a drive with a physical height greater than 9.5mm.

Both Seagate and Western Digital make 750GB  2.5" SATA drives that are 9.5mm high ... thus these are true "laptop" drives.    Western Digital makes a 1TB   2.5" SATA drive ... but it is 12.5mm high (to accomodate the extra platter).     This drive will NOT work in many laptops ... so check your laptop carefully if you'd like to use it.


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Thanks @garycase for spotting that. I would never have noticed.
HDD bay size isn't really a spec commonly reported, unless it is specified I'd assume not. I cant find mention anywhere in their specs, so I would assume it wont take the physically larger WD. I'd opt for a 750GB.
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/notebooks/thinkpad/t-series/t400
You could call lenovo to confirm, or if you have the laptop open up the drive bay, measure the size of the drive, assuming its a 9.5mm observe if there is extra room for a 12.5mm drive.
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Assuming the may drive bay has the same dimensions as the UltraBay, the 1TB Western Digital drive will NOT work with a T400;   the 750GB Seagate drive (as well as the 750GB Western Digital drive) will work fine.

Here's the adapter for the UltraBay:  http://cgi.ebay.com/SATA-Hard-Drive-Bay-Adapter-IBM-ThinkPad-T400-T500-/150471218346

... Note that it is only 9.5mm high
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Excellent information.
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