Seagate unveils world's thinnest 2.5-inch notebook drive

By on December 14, 2009, 10:09 AM
Seagate apparently went ahead of its planned CES announcement and today officially unveiled the world's thinnest 2.5-inch hard disk drive. Measuring just 7mm tall rather than the usual 9.5mm, the Momentus Thin drive is aimed at the increasingly popular ultra-thin notebooks and will come in 160GB and 250GB capacities.


While some laptop manufacturers have opted for 1.8-inch drives to help shave a few millimeters off their products, these new storage devices from Seagate are supposedly far cheaper to produce and should enable a new breed of entry-level thin notebooks and netbooks. Besides offering a slimmer profile, the 2.5-inch disks still perform at typical notebook speeds with a SATA II interface, 5,400RPM spindle speeds and an 8MB cache.

No prices were disclosed. The company is first offering the drive to OEMs and expects to ship them in January.




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Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Cool! 1,8" hdd are very expensive compared to their 2,5" brothers, if this 7mm thin 2,5" can in fact be a "far cheaper" in the end will be good for us, the customers.

compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Nice :-) Now lets wait for some SSDs in that form factor :-)

Rapidhic said:

so now a notebook can have for than 3 hard disks or it just gonna make them lighter?

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Rapidhic said:

so now a notebook can have for than 3 hard disks or it just gonna make them lighter?

Quoting from the news "enable a new breed of entry-level thin notebooks and netbooks".

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

its awesome i just wish these thin laptops were cheaper so i could actually get one

matchu said:

cheap is good =)

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

looks nice, now must check the price!

cheers!

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