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NewsPoster Jun 5, 2013 07:58 PM
Seagate releases 5mm-thick 500GB 2.5-inch hard drive
Storage manufacturer <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287079==http://www.seagate.com/" rel='nofollow'>Seagate</a> has launched a new line of ultra-slim 2.5-inch form factor hard disk drives. The new <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287080==http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/laptop-ultrathin-hdd/?intcmp=bac_laptop-ultrathin-hdd" rel='nofollow'>Seagate Laptop Ultrathin</a> line of drives are 5.1mm thick, 3.3 ounces, and come in a maximum capacity of 500GB. Manufacturers Dell and Lenovo have confirmed that some of the Computex-revealed line of slim notebooks and ultrabooks will use this drive.<br />
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The drives spin at 5400RPM, and a 5.6ms average latency, boast 16MB of cache, and will transfer data at speeds of up to 100MB per second. Peak power consumed by the drive is 1.4W.<br />
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The Seagate Laptop Ultrathin is expected at retail at the end of the summer. The 500GB capacity will sell for $89.<br />
 
David Esrati Jun 6, 2013 03:50 PM
Maybe Apple will make these an option in the new MacBook Pros- for a lot less than the crazy "fusion" drives. Seriously- the cloud is great if you have gigabit internet- but those of us with DSL still need a lot more than a 128GB hd in our laptops.
 
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