Seagate about to launch 9mm FreeAgent HDD

Posted on Monday, Mar 12 2012 @ 21:27 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Softpedia delivers word that Seagate will soon sell a 320GB and 500GB FreeAgent portable HDD with a thickness of just 9mm. Pricing of these disks will be $169 and $99, respectively.
The upcoming product measures just 9mm in thickness, but still has 500 GB for owners to play with, and a rotary speed of 7,200 RPM to boot (rotations per minute). As such, with USB 3.0 in play, it can make a great companion for Ultrabooks, despite solid state drives being more common as 2.5-inch drives.

Granted, it would not mean the same level of physical endurance as when a NAND Flash storage solution is used, but people aren't going to run around dropping their drives to test their sturdiness, so that shouldn't be a problem. Besides, with a price of €129, or $169, it will be much cheaper than even lower-capacity SSDs, which is always a plus.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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