Seagate mobile hard drive offers 2TB capacity in 7mm package

Seagate Technology on Tuesday unveiled a high density mobile hard drive technology that can offer as much as 2TB of capacity in a 7mm package.

The latest product will give freedom to original equipment manufacturers (OMEs) to design thin and power-efficient devices.

“This technology is a real game changer- providing four times more capacity than a 0.25TB SSD at a substantially lower cost,” said Mark Re, chief technology officer of Seagate.

The new drive weighs 3.17 ounce, 25 percent lighter than Seagate’s previous generation of mobile hard drive products. The storage capacity of the drive supports storing more than 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos, 240 hours of high definition video or 26 hours of 4K ultra-high definition content.

“The notebook PC continues to be an important productivity tool, especially for content creators who are producing an enormous volume of data,” said John Rydning, IDC’s research vice president for hard disk drives.

Seagate said it is also examining a hybrid format apart from the traditional HDD format.  Hybrid version would combine NAND flash with Seagate’s proprietary learning algorithms.

Earlier in the year, the company has launched Hybrid Cloud Protection solutions to help customers manage explosive data growth and complex security needs easily and cost effectively.

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