Seagate have announced that they will be delivering hard disk drive storage for the ARCHOS G9 8-inch and 10-inch tablets. These will be the first tablets to have hard disk drives. This HDD featured in these tablets is the Seagate Momentus Thin which Seagate claims is a speedy notebook drive with a super-slim 7mm profile. The company claims that the performance and capacity of the Momentus Thin drive are the perfect complement for the cutting-edge speed of the ARCHOS G9 family of tablets that features the dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. They go on to state that the strength of the Momentus Thin drive gives users 250GB of capacity which is eight times more than a standard 32GB tablet but at the same cost thus making the ARCHOS G9 one of the tablet industry’s best cost-performance values.
The ARCHOS G9 tablets
Speaking on the announcement of the Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive, Rocky Pimentel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Seagate said that the company continues to break new ground in the development of products and technologies that matter most to customers by delivering the Momentus Thin drive for these powerful ARCHOS tablets. He went on to add that this drive gives tablet buyers a compelling option, providing great storage capacity and performance that dovetail with the processing power of the new ARCHOS products for great Android and multimedia experiences.
The 7mm thin hard disk drive
The features of the Momentus Thin hard drive are
- 2.5-inch hard drive with a 7mm profile
- Seagate SmartAlign technology to smooth the transition to 4K sectors without the need for software utilities
- 320GB, 250GB and 160GB capacities
- 7200RPM and 5400RPM spin speeds with 16MB of cache
Seagate states that an optional feature included with this dive is a Government-grade encryption to protect computer data where it lives on the hard drive for powerful data security. ARCHOS 80 G9 which is the 8-inch product and ARCHOS 101 G9, the 10-inch model are scheduled to be available in late September at an estimated MSRP of Rs. 12,589 and Rs. 15,748 respectively.