Portable users: heed the drive height

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...

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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.

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  • No need to offline your iTunes library

    As with any other form of data storage you should always create an "Offline" cache. Last I looked iTunes didn't allow you to redownload the music that you previously purchased, so treat your music like you treat any data and back it up!
    MBriggs