Seagate to Release World's Thinnest 2.5-inch HDD

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Efrayim

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Wow that's thin. I bet they could make it thinner if they weren't restricted by the SATA connector height.
 

metalfellow

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Impressive work seagate. This might cause headaches if owners want to upgrade to a larger capacity and they don't realise the drive is only 7mm high rather than the normal 9.5mm. Guess that could be solved by having a label to identify this as "super-slim 2.5in hdd" or something similar.
 

rigaudio

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Oh please, it was gonna be said eventually.

Anyways, I hope they managed to slice the price as well as the drive.
 

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[citation][nom]leafblower29[/nom]Hmmm... interesting to see the speeds of read/write. Perhaps size could allow RAID in laptops.[/citation]
Toshiba's been offering RAID in laptops for quite a long time now with its Qosmio series. But it's not in all models and these laptops are huge and heavy.
 

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[citation][nom]rigaudio[/nom]Oh please, it was gonna be said eventually.Anyways, I hope they managed to slice the price as well as the drive.[/citation]
If everyone didn't think like you, it wouldn't get said. And the world would be a happier place. And children would frolic. And rabbits would happily bound around the meadows. Etc. Etc.
 

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What I find odd is we measure hdd vertical height in milimeters yet still refer to the width of the form factor in inches (generally speaking). Why? I suppose people are lazy and can't handle the extra decimal place (2.5" vs. 69.9mm).


Oh well. Hope this latest seagate up's the reliability this time around.
 

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[citation][nom]listerd[/nom]What I find odd is we measure hdd vertical height in milimeters yet still refer to the width of the form factor in inches (generally speaking). Why? I suppose people are lazy and can't handle the extra decimal place (2.5" vs. 69.9mm).Oh well. Hope this latest seagate up's the reliability this time around.[/citation]
That is a very interesting point.
how about some super thin 1.8" drives though? For a netbook, 80GB is enough for me. A decent 1.8" HDD would be nice, because a 80GB Intel x18-m costs about $230.

Nice to see them making them smaller. But at this size and capacity, flash memory becomes much more of an option.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]It's a valid question, at least it wasn't the dick who keeps sayingLOLZ! FIRST!!![/citation]
So true...
Though, a OS taking 15GB, additional programs taking 10GB, family photos/videos etc. taking 5GB, porn collection taking 20GB, 5GB for a pagefile, and Crysis taking 10GB... a 80GB drive would start to run out of space. Good thing this is 160GB+. =D

Honestly, I don't give a damn abot Crysis posts. First LOLZ posts do piss me off though (and I have skipped my chance on Toms a few times).

What about a 2.5" 5mm HDD?
 

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Why are people always so upset about "but can it _____ crysis?"?

"first" posts are much much much much worse. Crysis posts are amusing sometimes.
 

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All you guys mad about the Crysis comment should realize that people only keep making them because you all keep responding to them. If the Crysis remarks fail to generate any response, then no one will make them.
 

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[citation][nom]kikireeki[/nom]Thinner\ smaller = compromised reliability. and you can apply this to almost anything.[/citation]
Like cameras, phones, cars, houses, backpacks, people...

This is actually a pretty useless advancement, SSDs can be that thin (and already are, I just received 2 Intel units that have a spacer on them to make them take mors space!) and are also faster and of comparable capacity. this could almost be considered a step backwards.
 

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This is great. I was having trouble getting my non-thinnest 2.5" hard drive in the slot before. Thank you seagate for creating a hard drive that can finally fit where my non thinnest one could not. I am overjoyed.
 

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yeah, but the cost would have to be different for 160gb hdd, and 160gb ssd. tho u lose all the performance, the market is mainly interested in cost/GB
 
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