July 21, 2010
Right now the closest hard drive out there (that I can find) for a laptop in the 1TB range is the Western Digital WD10TPVT 1TB Scorpio Blue. The problem with this sucker is that it is 5200 RPM and is 12.5mm high compared to the standard 9.5mm. This means that it will not fit into most laptops and is too slow anyways at 5200 RPM. The reason that it is larger is the fact that it has 3 platters instead of the usual two. I know some laptops do have the space to accommodate this drive but the problem is still with the slower speed of 5200 RPM.