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What is the average weight of a SATA hard drive for desktops of 3.5" form factor. I think they make up for most of the weight inside the cabinet. Is it usually over 2.2 pounds (1 Kg)??

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depends totally on the number of bits you have turned from 0 to 1 :) –  akira May 31 '10 at 10:41
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Seriously?!?! You couldn't just bop over to the site of one of the major hard drive manufacturer's and look up the specs of one of their recent 3.5" drives? For example, go here hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/products/Deskstar_7K1000.C and then look at the datasheet. You'll see that the weight of 7k1000.C is 680g (1.5 lbs) or 400g (0.9 lbs) depending on many platters it uses. –  irrational John May 31 '10 at 20:12

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Over 1 kg? Probably not much more than 0.5 kg.

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This Samsung drive is pretty common these days. Can't imagine they vary enormously...

625g, according to the mfr web site.

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exactly. just go to the vendors website and read the d*** specs. –  akira May 31 '10 at 10:44

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