Seagate Technology has announced that they had developed a new hard disk that can offer 2TB of capacity in a slim 7mm package. It will give OEMs freedom to design a new generation of fine mobile products that are thin and stylish, light-weight, fast, power-efficient and cost-effective.
The new drive weighs is just 3.17 oz., and is 25% lighter than the previous generation of Seagate’s mobile hard drive products. Smaller drives free up valuable space in a mobile device to accommodate additional designed in features, such as bigger batteries, more memory and better air circulation. With up to 2TB of space, the drive can also enable affordable high capacity storage — storing more than 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos, 240 hours of high definition video or 26 hours of 4K ultra-high definition content.
Seagate is also examining a hybrid format as well. A Hybrid version would combine NAND flash with Seagate’s proprietary learning algorithms, to deliver supreme performance and a richer consumer experience at a much lower cost than comparable solid state drives.
“The notebook PC continues to be an important productivity tool, especially for content creators who are producing an enormous volume of data,” said John Rydning, IDC’s research vice president for hard disk drives. “Seagate’s new ultra-mobile HDD technology is ground breaking for Seagate and the HDD industry, making it possible for notebook PC users to have generous storage capacity in a thin and light PC.”