The world-famous manufacturer of digital storage systems Seagate specifically to CES announced a new line of external storage devices.

Under the marketing name Seven to date, this (according to Seagate) is the thinnest external hard drive on the planet. Its thickness, which is not difficult to guess from the name, is the only 7mm. It’s just 0.1mm thicker than the latest Apple iPhone 6.

Strictly speaking, the 500GB hard drive itself is only 5mm thick. Superfluous 2mm “eats” an ultra-slim stainless steel casing that fits the disc as closely as possible within itself. However, the characteristics of the device are not very impressive:

  • USB 3.0
  • SATA 6Gb / s
  • 5400 RPM
  • Cache 16MB

In active mode, the hard drive consumes 1.4W, while in standby mode it consumes 470mW. In this case, Seagate confidently offers a 2-year warranty on its ultra-thin product.Seagate review

By the way, the five-millimeter hard drive Seagate had in its “portfolio” as early as June 2013, but the integrators did not get much popularity precisely because of the insufficient thickness of the case, which is incompatible with 7-mm slots.

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Seagate Seven will go on sale in the States already at the end of January 2015 at the recommended retail price of 99 USD.

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