Seagate announces world’s highest density mobile hard drive technology
Apart from announcing its first 8 TB hard drives, Seagate has also announced a major technological breakthrough that comes in the form of a new mobile hard drive that packs 2 TB of capacity in a slim 7 mm package.
The new mobile hard drive has come into existence thanks to Seagate’s engineers who have been able to boost areal density to 1 TB per platter in the popular 2.5-inch form factor by using state-of-the-art new mechanical firmware architectures, write heads and electronic components. The new drive weighs just 3.17 oz. (90 grams), which makes it 25 per cent lighter than the previous generation of Seagate’s mobile hard drive products. With 2 TB of capacity under the hood, the new Seagate mobile hard drive can store 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’s new ultra-mobile HDD technology is ground breaking for Seagate and the HDD industry, making it possible for notebook PC users to have generous storage capacity in a thin and light PC.”
There’s no information on when the new mobile hard drive will be on the market but we expect it to be commercially available soon. The new recording technology will also be used in new mobile hard drives with lower capacities but even then this means they will use less power, while providing higher performance.