06 Nov '12, 2pm

Singapore agency unveils 5mm-thick 1TB hybrid storage drive: The Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore's Ag...

Singapore agency unveils 5mm-thick 1TB hybrid storage drive: The Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore's Ag...

The Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) has announced a new ultra-thin high-density hybrid hard drive that bests a recently unveiled Western Digital product. In what is said to be the smallest and most capacious offering of its kind, the 2.5-inch A-Drive measures only 5mm thin and provides up to 1TB of mechanical storage alongside 32GB of flash storage. For reference, most notebook drives are 9.5mm or, less commonly, 7mm thick. In September, Western Digital also announced that it had produced a new 5mm-thick hybrid drive, but the company only touted half the mechanical capacity of DSI's solution. Terabyte capacities are tough to find even among thicker 2.5-inch drives. There are around a dozen 7mm drives on Newegg currently and they max out at only 500GB . The agency said that working with the spindle motor design...

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