[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2013/04/s6Y1u0.jpg[/newsimage]Western Digital has issued a press release announcing world's first 5 mm thick hard disks. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-ships-5mm-thin-2-5-hdds-with-special-connector-66940/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-ships-5mm-thin-2-5-hdds-with-special-connector-66940/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
In this age, I find it bizarre that hdd companies are releasing anything other than hybrid drives.
I find it strange that “size” is the factor and it’s not even half-size. It’s not like I could mount two of these in the space of one ‘normal’ one, so why bother? Oh, I know - new, thinner netbook-tablets, yada yada. I’ll wait to meet a Surface or Tablet user that actually watches their 2Tb of carried-around video files. That’s all they can do - they sure can’t use the device for something OTHER than ‘watching’. “I can dance with it on picnic tables!!” Yeah. Riiiight.
Deliver these in one-third-the-height and a larger capacity, THEN intro us to the possibilities of a 3-stack connector array.
“Capacity” I think is the real push forward, not size of housing. (Although I’d be impressed with a 12Tb smart phone…)
Well, let’s do give good votes for Size, as well. Except…
I’ve got some of those little half-nickle sized USB sticks - memory ‘twigs’ (not really a stick at all) and some NICs. Teeny things. Good thing I don’t use Chiclets because who could tell the difference until it was too late?
Still, when the hybrid drives are loaded with 128Gb instead 8Gb and offer 1.1Tb capacities then in one of these chiclet sized things, I’ll be buying THOSE.