December 14th, 2009, 19:47 PM
Seagate to release world's thinnest laptop drive
Seagate Technology today announced what it's calling the world's thinnest laptop and netbook hard drive, the Momentus Thin drive, which at 7mm, is just over a quarter of an inch thick and is 25% slimmer than a traditional .37-in. (9.5mm), 2.5-in. hard drive.
The 5,400 rpm Momentus Thin comes in 250GB and 160GB capacities, features 8MB cache, and uses the SATA 2.0 3Gbit/sec. interface. The drive is scheduled to ship to Seagate's resellers next month.
The company did not offer a suggested retail price for the new hard drive.
The Momentus Thin drive, which is also being targeted for backup devices and other consumer electronics, is expected to give systems manufacturers and system integrators lower cost-per-gigabyte storage than 1.8-inch drives, which would allow them to build a new class of low-end thin laptops, according to Seagate.
Full story: Computerworld