The World's Thinnest 1TB Hard Drive Is Just 7mm Thick

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If you're in the market for slimline storage, Western Digital has just the hard drive for you: it's latest offering, WD Blue, crams 1TB into a case that's just 7mm thick.

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Small enough, in fact, to make it the world's thinnest 1TB hard drive right now. The small frame doesn't mean it skimps on features, though: it has motor shafts at each end to reduce vibration and improve tracking, secure parking to keep the heads away from the plates during shocks, and both electromagnetic and piezo actuators for more precise movement.

For $140 with a two year warranty, it seems like a pretty sweet deal—and should help all those exciting new Haswell ultrabooks stay as slim and slinky as possible. It's available as of today, for both OEMs and consumer alike. [Engadget]

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and should help all those exciting new Haswell ultrabooks

As a system drive it's awful, it's only 5400 RPM. 7200 is bare minimum for a system drive, but really, everyone should be going SSD at this point.