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Wannabe Geek

# 46470 6-Nov-2009 12:02
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I haven't been able to find anyone computer store that sells 1.8" harddrives, I would like to upgrade my UX from 30gig to something around 80.  Can anyone suggest anywhere that would have them.  Or else I guess it will be importing one from US.  Thanks Shane

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Ultimate Geek

  # 270639 6-Nov-2009 14:03
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Neither have I been able to find any. I have a Vaio TZ which takes a 1.8 inch (currently 100gb) but am looking for a 1.8 inch SSD with a P-ATA interface. Nobody in NZ seems to stock them.

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Master Geek

  # 270677 6-Nov-2009 15:50
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These sound like the same ones in iPods...

The 4th Generation iPods have a P-ATA connector (I think), actual connector looks like this:

However the 20GB and 30GB drives have a smaller form factor than 60GB/80GB drives. The larder capacity drives have a second tier(?) and are about twice as thick.

Else the newer iPod models have ZIF connectors on their drives.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 270681 6-Nov-2009 15:55
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Thanks I will check out and see if they would work....

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Ultimate Geek

  # 270806 7-Nov-2009 09:47
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The connector on mine is a P-ATA ZIF connector.

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