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Big Jump For Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets 201

cold fjord writes "ZDNet reports, 'Seagate on Monday took the wraps off a hard drive designed for tablets that brings 7x the storage capacity of a 64GB device with the same performance as a Flash drive. The drive, the Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD, uses software to boost performance. The idea is that Android tablet manufacturers will use the Seagate drive, along with the company's mobile enablement kit and caching software, to up the storage. The 2.5-inch drive is 5 mm thin and weighs 3.3 ounces. As for capacity, the drive has 500GB---enough for 100,000 photos and 125,000 songs.' More at The Wall Street Journal."
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Big Jump For Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets

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  • Really? (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 09, 2013 @02:37PM (#44800683)

    "100,000 photos and 125,000 songs"

    Technically inclined people do not measure storage capacity in this way. This is pure marketing babble for Common Joe who doesn't know what filesize is.

  • Re:no thanks (Score:5, Informative)

    by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @02:51PM (#44800905) Homepage Journal

    no thanks. I'm more interested in moveing devices from mechanical to solid state, not the other way around.


    My old iPod I treat with utmost care because the little booger has a spinning disc in it. I've seen enough head crashes in my day I don't want one in something without a Field Service Tech a phone call away to handle. Also, I'm rather clumsy with some of my more delicate electronics (hence ordering an Otterbox Defender for my mobile phone) and have been known to damage things with shock.

    Why not an SSD at this stage?!? Sure, it's a few extra bucks, but I wouldn't consider anything mechanical storage memory except in a RAID config in a static system.

  • by afidel ( 530433 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @03:37PM (#44801557)

    Flash is NOT shock sensitive, check out this [digitaljournalist.org] link for proof. Cheap USB sticks with bad sodder jobs or cheap PCB's might be subject to shock but the flash itself is most certainly NOT.

Loose bits sink chips.