Does anyone know if 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drives that would fit most common laptops (2.5") exist yet?
Have looked around and seen several 1TB 5,400rpm with 8MB cache drives but as far as I can tell 1TB 7200rpm that would fit most common laptops haven't been developed yet.
If that is the case does anyone know if anyone is working on creating such a drive?
Seagate make one, but it's 15mm thick versus 9.5mm standard, or 12.5mm which some laptops will take.
Short answer: No. Why do you need it to be 7200RPM anyway, what's it being used for?
Have a 500GB 5,400rpm in my laptop at the moment.
Would primary be used for gaming, just looking ahead at the best possible drive I could upgrade to when I need the extra space.
If the purpose of the upgrade is to increase gaming performance why don't you go with a SSD for system and the current games plus external drive for storage? Or, if your laptop has enough space, keep the old one for storage and use the new one for gaming.
7,200 RPM drives are overkill for laptops. The only aspect of gaming that will really be affected is loading times. Not to mention higher motor speed will have an impact on your battery life.