As gadgets such as notebooks and netbooks try to cram more computing into a smaller space, this puts pressure on the individual component manufacturers to make their products smaller. Today Seagate unveils its Momentus Thin super-slim hard drive.
So, what's the big deal about the Momentus Thin? Well, it's thin. Really thin. 7mm/0.276in to be precise, making it much thinner than other 2.5in drives currently available. Seagate promises "lower cost-per-gigabyte" so this drive will allow makers of ultra-thin notebooks to use cheaper 2.5in drives instead of a 1.8in drive or solid-state hard drives.
Note: No pricing has been announced yet.
The 2.5in Momentus Thin is a single-platter drive and will be available in 160GB and 250GB capacities. Other spec highlights include 5,400RPM, 8MB cache, SATA 3GB/s interface.