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Industry Giants Line Up for Seagate 5 mm Hard Drives

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Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it's shipping its thinnest hard disk drive (HDD) ever to OEM partners - the Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD. Just 5mm thin, the Laptop Ultrathin HDD is designed to be integrated into ultra-thin, lightweight mobile computing devices and tablets all while delivering high capacity storage at an affordable price.

"When we originally demonstrated this solution last September, we knew we had a truly innovative product that would empower our partners to reimagine mobile applications," said Steve Luczo, president, CEO and chairman of Seagate. "The strong support from our OEM partners indicates we have delivered on our vision and look forward to a new wave of innovative solutions enabled by this revolutionary product."

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Uses?

Where are these drives used? I've only seen ultrathin devices with mSATA or soldered SSDs. Are they for the low end of the market?
 
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These super thin drives are only useful for OEM's who make devices specifically for such thin drives. Otherwise you don't really benefit anything...
 
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These super thin drives are only useful for OEM's who make devices specifically for such thin drives. Otherwise you don't really benefit anything...
Targeted to Alienware laptop owners that need 3 drives in the caddy ;)
 
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This is just marketing hype to sell these 5mm drives used in portable devices. No one else would touch these inferior drives.