Seagate unveils 500GB hard drive for Android
Seagate would like to offer an alternative to the sometimes stingy flash storage standard. Even 2.5-inch laptop drives are generally too big and power-hungry for tablets, but Seagate’s new Ultra Mobile HDD crams up to 500GB of storage into a module just 5mm thin.
This will come by way of several features of the drive, one of which includes using an 8GB flash cache. Other details of the drive show it measuring in at 5mm thin and with a weight of 3.3 ounces. The drive itself is a 2.5-inch and Seagate has said it will be able to hold more than 100,000 images, 125,000 songs or 62 hours worth of high-definition video.
To begin with, this drive will utilize the Zero Gravity Sensor technology which should help protect against drops. The drive will also incorporate several power modes which should help in terms of battery life. Seagate mentioned how this drive will consume as low as 0.14W. And while we have yet to see any devices announced using this drive, it has been designed to support the Android operating system.