Portable users: heed the drive height

Summary:Last week I got worked into a lather over the prospect of 300GB notebook drives beginning to ship as soon as this month. In my post I posited that there's no need to offline your iTunes collection when you can simply migrate to a larger HDD. There's a problem though...

Last week I got worked into a lather over the prospect of 300GB notebook drives beginning to ship as soon as this month. In my post I posited that there's no need to offline your iTunes collection (btw: don't do it with AirDisk, it doesn't work) when you can simply migrate to a larger HDD.

There's a problem though: The Fujitsu MHX2300BT (300GB) is a 12.5mm high mechanism and both the MacBook and the MacBook Pro (in fact, everything since the PowerBook G4) require the shorter 9.5mm HDDs.

The good news is that there are some bigger drives en route from Hitachi and Toshiba though that are 9.5mm high but I think we're looking at summer for their release. Looks like I have to either find a way to make this iTunes/AirDisk thing work or whittle down my iTunes library.

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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