Seagate and Archos develop tablets with hard drives

The pair of tablets come equipped with 7mm-thick Momentus Thin drives, which the companies say makes them the first tablets with hard-disk drives
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Archos has introduced two new tablet computers with Seagate physical hard disk drives on board.

Seagate Momentus Thin

Archos has introduced two new tablet computers with 7mm-thick Seagate Momentus Thin hard disk drives on board. Photo credit: Seagate

Touted as the "world's first handheld tablet computers with hard drives", the 8-inch Archos 80 G9 and 10-inch Archos 101 G9 sport 2.5-inch Seagate Momentus Thin hard drives. These hard-disk drives have 7mm profiles and capacity options are set at 320GB, 250GB and 160GB. Buyers can opt for 7200RPM and 5400RPM spin speeds with 16MB of cache.

For people who might want to use these tablets for business or to host sensitive data, there are some extra (optional) security measures, including government-grade encryption to protect data.

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