The world of 2.5-inch HDDs is generally that of notebook computers, but sometimes they make sense in high-end servers. Sadly, that’s the case for Seagate’s latest 2.5-inch drives, which boast 320GB storage as well as a 10k RPM speed, meaning they are bloody fast.
It’s called the Savvio, and is made for enterprise servers and storage devices. It’s not going into any laptops soon, and that’s too bad. We’d love to upgrade to this thing, but it uses SAS instead of ATA or IDE, as laptops do.
Still, the fact that they can get the speed and capacity into this small of a form factor means that such drives for laptops might not be far off.