Seagate announces world’s thinnest 2.5-inch HDD for netbooks

December 15, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Seagate Momentus ThinSeagate has announced a new hard-disk drive that it claims is the world’s thinnest at 7mm. The Seagate Momentus Thin drive will come in two capacity sizes (160GB & 250GB) and will mainly be targeted towards netbooks and ultra-thin notebooks.

The Seagate Momentus will come with 8MB of cache, a SATA 3.0Gb/sec interface and a 5400RPM spin speed. The company claims that over 90 percent of netbooks use 2.5-inch HDDs that are 9.5mm in thickness. There are no details on price right now, although the Seagate Momentus Thin is expected to be available from January 2010.