50441107 submission Submission + - Big Jump for Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets (zdnet.com) Submitted by cold fjord on Monday September 09, 2013 @10:55AM 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.