Seagate Momentus: World Thinnest Laptop Drive

The slim is in. I would prefer to carry around a full fledged laptop that weighs just 2-3 pounds in weight (not a netbook). More often than not, slim laptops usually lack a lot of features, and most of the time it is due to the components that form a part of it.


It looks like Seagate on their part are trying to do their best to help me achieve my goal of a 2-3 pound laptops by releasing the World’s thinnest and slimmest hard drive for laptops and netbooks. Momentus Thin drive, as the drive is known, is the thinnest 2.5hard drive and is only 7mm in height.

Momentus ® Thin drive, the world’s thinnest 2.5-inch hard disk drive for ultra-portable and entry-level laptops, high-end netbooks, backup devices and consumer electronics. At a wafer-thin 7mm in height 25 percent slimmer than traditional 9.5mm 2.5-inch laptop hard drives the Momentus Thin drive gives original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators significantly lower cost-per-gigabyte storage than solid state and 1.8-inch drives, enabling a new breed of entry-level thin laptops.

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In addition to being the slimmest of the lot, Seagate also aims to make it the cheapest storage drive for laptops. Key features of Momentus include:

  • Broad capacity range from 160GB to 500GB for all your mobile storage needs.
  • Energy-efficient power consumption provides long battery life off the grid.
  • Self-encrypting drive option gives you the data security you’ve been waiting for.
  • Perpendicular recording technology delivers higher areal density on two platters – up to 500GBs.
  • G-Force Protection technology gives you the robust solution you require in today’s highly mobile world.

Momentus Thin drives are not on sale right now and no pricing is available, however you can the capacity for the drives will be between 160GB and 250GB. Amazon has Momentus 500GB SATA drive for sale starting at $49.99 up to $105 for different storage options.

[Seagate Momentus via Gizmodo]

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