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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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  • by gstoddart ( 321705 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @02:40PM (#44800727) Homepage

    These things better be really reliable, because a tablet is going to get used in all sorts of angles, is likely to be jostled around a lot more, and might find itself in a case where the accelerometer of the device is being used to control a game.

    SSD has the benefit of not having moving parts ... a tablet or a phone sounds like the last place you'd want a spinning platter to be used.

    And 3oz is, what, just shy of a quarter pound? What does the 64GB of flash memory we're comparing this to weigh?

    Sounds like trying to turn a tablet into a laptop or something.

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