WD Creates 'World's Thinnest' 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Storage Devices and Memory' started by Rob Williams, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 12, 2005
    Atlantic Canada
    In the hybrid mobile hard drive space, the dominant player has been Seagate - thanks to the fact that it has little competition. In fact, its leading competitor in the desktop and mobile space, WD, has remained quiet on this front. Until now, that is. And what better way to enter the fray than to one-up your competitor at the same time? With WD's claims, that will happen once these drives hit the market.


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  2. Tharic-Nar

    Tharic-Nar Senior Editor Staff Member Moderator

    Nov 25, 2009
    I guess it cuts down on weight, though I don't know about compatibility, since most laptops/notebooks etc support 9.5mm, I'm wondering about screw mounts, if they'd even fit with a 5.5mm drive. A lot of the SSDs I've seen are 7mm to 9.5mm, and i know the 7mm fit. I don't know, I'm just guessing here.

    Anyway, the drive is likely single platter, so 500GB or 640GB is the limit.

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