[rescue] 'thin' 3.5" SATA drives

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 14:43:20 CST 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 9:04 PM, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc> wrote:

> I have a low end, personal 1U system that has limited internal drive
> space.  In the drive space, there is room for (1) 3.5" drive that is
> 1.0" thick or greater.  I would like to be able to fit a pair of thinner
> drives in place to be able to mirror the drives.
> I have (1) Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (last years model, not rolled over
> to 2011), model number ST3250310AS.  According to Seagate's website,
> this drive is .787" tall, and my system has enough room for (2) of these.
> I would purchase another one of these, but according to Seagate's
> website, the 2011 models (7200.11), the thin 0.787" drives did not roll
> over, and all of the 7200.11 models are just over 1" thick.
> I have done several Yahoo searches for thin drives, but I keep coming up
> with 2.5" laptop drives.  There are a couple of ST3250310AS that I have
> found on Amazon, but they are used/re-manufactured.  I am really looking
> for new, and would prefer higher capacity than 250 Gb.
> Does anyone have any comments or suggestions for thin 3.5" disk drives?
> I am really looking for reliability and maximum capacity.  The system
> these drive(s) would go in would not be heavily used/high volume/high
> I/O and I don't feel that I would run into heat issues with slow 7200
> rpm drives.
> Plan B would be to use 2.5" laptop drives.
> TIA for any suggestions.
> Jerry
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Amazon sells these.  Just search by the model number.

Heat may become an issue.

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