Seagate takes the wraps off new 500GB hard drive for Android tablets

by Doug Drinkwater

September 9 2013

Running out of flash memory on your Nexus 7? Seagate Technology has just announced the Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD, which is exclusively for Android tablets.

The 2.5-inch drive is 5mm thick, weighs 3.3 ounces and has 500GB on-board, which is enough to hold up to 100,000 photos and 125,000 songs. 

As Seagate explains in a press release, the drive comes with a “mobile enablement kit” and caching software in order to deliver up to seven times the storage of a traditional 64GB tablet, all while using the same power and offering the same reliability of a common flash drive.

The drive is also ruggedized to withstand some shock and vibration, and has different power modes to reduce energy consumption when in sleep, standby or idle.

The Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD is available separately or as part of the Seagate Mobile Enablement Kit.

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  • John Swain
    1 year 2 months ago

    This is a perfect device companion for the new Galaxy Note 3. It has a form factor that allows a it to be carried in the book-style protective cover for the Note 2 and Note 3.

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