Seagate Technology has unveiled the new Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD designed for mobile devices.
The Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD comes integrated with Seagate Mobile Enablement Kit which includes Seagate’s Dynamic Data Driver software technology and delivers up to 7x the storage capacity of a traditional 64GB tablet with the same power, performance and reliability of a flash device.
The solution features an ultra-thin, high-capacity HDD with software designed to optimize integration into tablets at a value-add price, allowing its partners to re-imagine the mobile device, said Steve Luczo, president, CEO and chairman of Seagate.
“By empowering our OEMs with this revolutionary new technology, we have invited the industry to re-think the mobile market making this offering a true game-changer in the world of storage,” Luczo added.
Seagate’s new Mobile Enablement Kit will bring PC-like storage capacity to future thin and light tablet designs, positioning the company as a potential storage solutions provider to the fast-growing tablet market.
With these storage solutions, Seagate has addressed several key areas beyond a standard laptop HDD to optimize mobile applications with the Ultra Mobile HDD and Mobile Enablement Kit including shock management, heat and vibration and gyroscopic motion.
The Ultra Mobile HDD integrates Seagate’s own Zero Gravity Sensor providing better shock management. Incorporated power modes support the drive in sleep, standby and idle enabling it to consume as low as 0.14W and support the long battery life demanded by tablets.
The slim, rugged design allows it to be utilized in new emerging applications like convertible and detachable storage. The newly-engineered 2.5-inch drive is just 5mm thin while weighing in at a mere 3.3oz.
Featuring up to 500GB of capacity, it delivers the highest areal density available in a small, ultra-thin form factor while supporting over 100,000 photos, 125,000 songs or 62 hours of high-definition video and movies, Seagate said.
The Seagate Mobile Enablement Kit includes the Ultra Mobile HDD, Dynamic Data Driver software, and an optional customized reference design which allows HDD-powered tablets to transparently deliver high-capacity storage space to an end user in a mobile solution. The kit is currently designed to support the Android operating system.