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[VB] Seagate ships the world’s slimmest hard drive

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The GoFlex Slim external hard drive is only 9 millimeters thick. The product shows that hard drives continue to evolve at a regular rate as advances in technology deliver on faster, cheaper, and smaller storage that we have become spoiled by.
http://venturebeat.com/2011/04/05/se...VentureBeat%29
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Yay smaller netbooks
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Because their already spotty reliability will be helped by making a smaller form factor HDD.
Although its good news for mobile computing in the long run.
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Because their already spotty reliability will be helped by making a smaller form factor HDD.
Although its good news for mobile computing in the long run.
It's still 2.5" - it's not a new form factor
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Because their already spotty reliability will be helped by making a smaller form factor HDD.
Although its good news for mobile computing in the long run.
I don't have issues with my Seagate drives... Been running them for 3 years 24/7 with the exception of maintenance and cleaning.
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Wow, 7200RPM and USB 3.0.

Too bad it is only 320 gig for $99.
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Because their already spotty reliability will be helped by making a smaller form factor HDD.
Although its good news for mobile computing in the long run.
That was some of the 1tb and 1.5tb desktop drives. The laptop drives have very good reliability.....
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how thin is the actual drive?
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Impressive that they fit a hard drive in such a small enclosure. Must be low wattage, heat would be an easy killer.
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Definitely neat. A pretty damn small hard drive. I would love to keep that in my car for storing music on and plugging it into an audio deck. You could keep the drive in a secure space with good air flow and good cushioning and no one will ever know you have 320gb of music in your car.

Moreover, put a USB port on the interior/exterior of the car to plug your laptop into to sync your music to the HDD. That would be sweet.
    
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