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Seagate reveals 'world's thinnest' 2TB HDD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Nov 2013 13:55 User comments (9)

Seagate reveals 'world's thinnest' 2TB HDD Seagate has announced their new Samsung-branded Spinpoint M9T, an HDD the company calls the world's thinnest at the 2TB storage point.
The 2.5-inch drive is just 9.5mm thin, and Seagate also offers it in a 1.5TB capacity.

"The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB are solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience," noted Dave Frankovich, senior product line manager, Samsung HDD.

"Samsung HDD with the new Spinpoint M9T continues to lead the effort in aerial density in a small form factor to supply our channel partners and customers with the highest-capacity and thinnest storage solution in the market," added Doug DeHaan, general manager, Samsung HDD division. "With consumer demand for storage capacity continuing to grow in mobile applications, the M9T answers this demand and is positioned to fulfill capacity needs in virtually any application."

The Spinpoint M9T is available now.

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9 user comments

110.11.2013 18:41

Shame, 2mm too thick to fit inside a current PS4.

210.11.2013 21:01

One question......how much??

310.11.2013 21:11

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Shame, 2mm too thick to fit inside a current PS4.
doesn't matter,, Sony confirmed that even if you try to add internal hard drive more than 500gb, there will be limit space that it can used which is 500gb. Also, External hard drive will not work on the ps4 according the Sony's Questions and Answers.

411.11.2013 9:25

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Shame, 2mm too thick to fit inside a current PS4.
doesn't matter,, Sony confirmed that even if you try to add internal hard drive more than 500gb, there will be limit space that it can used which is 500gb. Also, External hard drive will not work on the ps4 according the Sony's Questions and Answers.

not sure where you heard that because that is a lie http://www.slashgear.com/sony-increases...acity-21302276/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Nov 2013 @ 9:26

511.11.2013 13:50

Originally posted by brockie:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Shame, 2mm too thick to fit inside a current PS4.
doesn't matter,, Sony confirmed that even if you try to add internal hard drive more than 500gb, there will be limit space that it can used which is 500gb. Also, External hard drive will not work on the ps4 according the Sony's Questions and Answers.

not sure where you heard that because that is a lie http://www.slashgear.com/sony-increases...acity-21302276/
Where in that article does it state that Sony is upping the 500gb limit?

All it states is that some German website discovered the PS4 uses a larger hdd dock. It says absolutely nothing about Sony confirming the increase of their 500gb cap.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Nov 2013 @ 13:50

612.11.2013 0:10

Originally posted by brockie:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Shame, 2mm too thick to fit inside a current PS4.
doesn't matter,, Sony confirmed that even if you try to add internal hard drive more than 500gb, there will be limit space that it can used which is 500gb. Also, External hard drive will not work on the ps4 according the Sony's Questions and Answers.

not sure where you heard that because that is a lie http://www.slashgear.com/sony-increases...acity-21302276/
Nevermind, I read it wrong ... I thought it says limit, it says as long as it's not thinner than 9.5

this will fit ps4 and ps3 according to this site
http://www.ps3news.com/playstation-4-ps...-playstation-4/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Nov 2013 @ 0:26

715.11.2013 15:14

Hmm, but do they make enclosures that are as thin as this device? If not, what's the point from an external HDD point of view?


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815.11.2013 15:21

use a standard size laptop drive enclosure.

915.11.2013 15:29

Originally posted by ddp:
use a standard size laptop drive enclosure.
That's my point. Who cares about the size of the drive inside if the enclosure is a standard 2.5". If the enclosures are made thinner to support this drive then that would appeal to me. Carrying around a thinner external drive sound nice.

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