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The Seagate Seven external HDD is just 7mm thick

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jan 2015 17:24 User comments (11)

The Seagate Seven external HDD is just 7mm thick Seagate has introuduced the world's slimmest USB 3.0 external hard disk drive, the Seven.
The device is a ridiculously slim 7mm thick, and the drive is cased in an all-steel chassis that looks very sleek compared to most bland hard drives. There was little more details given except that under the hood is a 5mm Angsana drive and that the capacity is 500GB. Hopefully, the transfer speeds can match the style.

Seagate says the Seven is special to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Seagate's launch of the first mass-produced 5.25-inch HDD.

The drive will be available later this month for $99.99.






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11 user comments

14.1.2015 22:00

oh great another seagate drive that can burn out or require a firmware update or corrupt my data man these guys need to quit while there ahead

25.1.2015 8:19

IS this a hard drive with a native USB 3.0 connector or is it a SATA or SATA-Express hard drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure???

35.1.2015 12:42

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
oh great another seagate drive that can burn out or require a firmware update or corrupt my data man these guys need to quit while there ahead
AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And who buys HDDs based on how slick the casing is???? Only care about 1 thing......LONGEVITY.

I'd pay 26.99 for this garbage.

45.1.2015 19:33

And this is supposed to impress me how?

55.1.2015 19:39

Its impressive as its slicker & slimmer than your cell phone


66.1.2015 21:55

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Its impressive as its slicker & slimmer than your cell phone
sacrificing intended purpose for a function you'll never see nor care for in a few years isn't what id call impressive. unless by impressive, you mean impressive waste of R&D funds.

a external device with 10 Laser disc sized platters and a storage capacity of 980 TBytes would be much more functional and perform its intended role far better. its to bad every ones busy trying to nano size crap.



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76.1.2015 22:06

Form follows function........I don't give a rat's ass on the appearance of a hard disk just as long as the damn thing WORKS.

97.1.2015 13:46

From experience, Seagate hard disks tend to fail more often than their competitors and when they fail, it is often when you least expect it.

107.1.2015 15:10

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Question for the comments here: Why would this drive not work?
it will work, its just dead end tech. there are flash drive that are pushing past 500GB for a measly 50 bucks more.

would you rather tote this thing around with a cable or have a device the size of your thumb that you can plug in with no wires?

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117.1.2015 16:00

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Question for the comments here: Why would this drive not work?
it will work, its just dead end tech. there are flash drive that are pushing past 500GB for a measly 50 bucks more.

would you rather tote this thing around with a cable or have a device the size of your thumb that you can plug in with no wires?
I carry around a 128GB flash drive. Cost me $35. I agree with you 100%.

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