What is the smallest 2tb hard drive?

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    I want to take a 2TB hdd, gut it and stick it in place of a wii disc drive. There somewhere I can find dimension specs on external hdds?
     
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    Yes, I saw that, but I believe that is an internal HDD for a laptop, offering no way to plug it in externally.
     
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    You'll be looking for a 2.5" internal hard drive or portable hard drive to tear open. Im not sure you can get a 2TB 2.5" hard drive ???, Think they only come in 3.5". EDIT: < Guess you can get a 2TB hard drive :) Thanks GBA rocks
     
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    Your best bet is internal 12.5 mm 2.5" 2TB HDD with USB to SATA adapter.

    These days external HDD tends to glue togther rather than screwed together. So gutting it is a bad idea.
     
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    Recently a 9.5mm came out.

    Unrelated, it's a pity ps3 is software limited to 1tb for internal.
     
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    You also need to secure the HDD and provide vibration dampening. Otherwise it will sound very loud.

    PS3 is hardware limited to 1TB internal. Try anything more than 1TB and the drive is unreadable. PS3 uses older SATA 1.5 Gbps controller.
     
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    Would Dios Mios/Devolution work with that?
     
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    Keep it on FAT32, yes.
     
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    Then I wonder if there might be a way to make it completely internal (not having to cut a hole for the cable to loop to the USB port, and possibly keep functionality with both ports)
     
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    You can do one but not the other.
     
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    Any details on where to find that 9.5mm? My Google Fu is failing me.
     
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    GBA rocks Thanks for the tips. Do you know where I can find that 9.5mm you mentioned?
     
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    It doesn't exist in the market yet. Manufacturers have announced that they have 9.5 mm 2 TB HDD but there is none in the market right now.
     
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    It's called Samsung Spinpoint M9T and it's got one of these model numbers

    ST2000LM003
    ST2000LM004
    ST2000LM006

    http://www.seagate.com/www-content/...nt-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf

    Your best bet is to search for those model numbers every now and then in the coming weeks until they pop up somewhere.

    It's definitely not vaporware with brochures, SKUs and all.