The mobile device landscape is going to be getting a nice storage boost soon, as Seagate has recently announced its Ultra Mobile HDD designed just for tablets and similar devices. The Ultra Mobile HDDs have been integrated with the Seagate Mobile Enablement Kit, which also includes the company's Dynamic Data Driver software, to allow for up to seven times storage capacity increases over 64GB tablets while keeping the same speed, power, and reliability of a flash drive. Each hard drive is a 2.5" model that's a mere 5mm thin and weighs only 3.3 ounces. Capacities range all the way up to 500GB, which should make any tablet user quite happy with that amount of space. The Dynamic Data Driver software offers reduced power consumption (as low as 0.14W) and an "intelligent caching design" at the system level to boost performance.
Seagate's Ultra Mobile HDDs will be available separately and as part of the Mobile Enablement Kit with Dynamic Data Driver software. The kit is designed to support the Android OS, which is always nice to see.
Source: Press Release