I bet Archos does a slimmer 5" pmp/video player/tablet with one of these. The A605wifi is a bit fat :)
Hitachi GST is making a major push this year into skinny 2.5in hard drives designed for skinny netbooks, laptops and emerging classes of portable devices . It says that half of its Z Series drives in the market will be single-platter by the end of the year. Single-platter drives are thinner than standard dual-platter drives, …
One platter uses less heads and other materials so in theory it should be cheaper to produce. It should also generate slightly less heat. When they get to 500GB+ capacities it will become much more desirable. I wouldn't touch anything under 500GB for home, office or datacentre use - it's a waste of a drive bay frankly.
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