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Mr. Laz
06-01-2010, 10:05 AM
Hitachi's 7mm hard drives are super thin and super fast

http://dvice.com/assets_c/2010/06/hitachi-z-thumb-550xauto-39974.jpg (http://dvice.com/archives/2010/06/hitachis-7mm-ha.php)

<script src="http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script type="text/javascript"> (function() { var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js'; s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1); })(); </script> With gadgets and laptops getting smaller and thinner by the day, manufacturers need hard drives that are moving in the same direction. And Hitachi's newest 7mm HDDs do just that, shrinking down the size while ratcheting up the speed to 7200rpm.

Of course, these are platter-based hard drives, not flash drives. And flash drives are what act as storage in cellphones, iTouch Senior Citizen Editions and some higher-end laptops. Is Hitachi (http://dvice.com/archives/2010/04/hitachis-wearab.php) perfecting a type of hard drive that's no longer relevant? We'll have to wait and see what the next generation of super-thin laptops packs inside.


BusinessWire (http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100531005181&newsLang=en) via Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5552199/hitachis-worlds-fastest-7mm-drives-perfect-for-super+slim-laptops)

Pants
06-01-2010, 10:41 AM
Hitachi needs to be working on making solid state better and cheaper, methinks.

Fish
06-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Platter drives are sooo last decade.

Mr. Laz
06-01-2010, 12:06 PM
Hitachi needs to be working on making solid state better and cheaper, methinks.
i'm not sure they want to

Solid state drives last too long to be very profitable. Some people say they can last 10 years. That's why i don't think they are in too much a hurry to develop them.

anyway ... i just thought that picture was pretty cool :)

Bane
06-01-2010, 12:16 PM
i'm not sure they want to

Solid state drives last too long to be very profitable. Some people say they can last 10 years. That's why i don't think they are in too much a hurry to develop them.

anyway ... i just thought that picture was pretty cool :)

It is a cool pic for sure,but I promise you the next computer I buy will have a solid state drive in it.