From: John Kim (kim_at_stormhaven.org)
Date: Tue Apr 27 1999 - 14:05:41 EDT
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Chris Schumann wrote:
> Bill M wrote that "more surgery" would be needed on 17mm drives above
> 810MB to put them in a TP 750 caddy.
I was probably misremembering and reversed 17mm and 19mm.
When the 750 came out, its standard HD size was different from
the HDs used in other laptops.
> While that may be true, I don't understand how a drive's dimensions and
> capacity are related.
The taller drives can have a few extra platters (and heads),
meaning you get more capacity for (relatively) little extra
cost. The 12.5mm drives I believe are only using one or two
That's why there's the discussion going on about maximum HD
capacity between the TP600 and TP770. The 600 takes 12.5mm
drives, the 770 takes 17mm.
-- John H. Kim kim_at_stormhaven.org
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