Despite its recent hard disk reliability issue, Seagate decided to introduce a new lineup of hard disks aimed at mobile consumers which comes with a few interesting features: the company claims them to be the “world’s slimmest and fastest” mobile hard drives.
According to Seagate, its newest Mobile HDDs have a thickness of just 7mm, which will definitely be beneficial for laptops as well as micro-ATX builds; standard hard drives have a thickness measurement of 3.5-inch. In addition to that, both hard drive variants will be utilising the SATA 6GB/s interface.
Interestingly, Seagate’s Mobile hard drives will be equipped with SMR (Shingle Magnetic Recording) technology. This technology enables higher per-drive storage capacity by allowing magnetic tracks inside the hard drives to be stacked – instead of the standard parallel arrangement- on top of each other, like roof shingles, if you will.
That’s not all: Seagate has also mentioned that its Mobile hard drives weigh about 90 grams, which is 25% lighter compared to their predecessors. Oddly, despite Seagate claiming them to be the fastest HDDs in the world, Seagate did not list out the read and write speeds of these hard drives. However, the company did list 600MB/s as the maximum data transfer rate.
Seagate’s new Mobile HDDs will come in 1TB and 2TB variants, although the company did not mention pricing and availability of both mobile hard drives. Then again, judging by the features, one should expect a premium price tag on these drives. More information regarding Seagate’s Mobile HDDs can be found here.