We’ve had a good number of mobile hard drives cross our path over the years, and I can honestly say that I don’t ever remember being “wowed” by one for looking so aesthetically pleasing. It’s just a mobile drive, right? Well, Seagate wants to make an exception. If it were commonplace for socialites to tote around mobile hard drives, the latest hotness would be Seagate’s ‘Seven’.
If you guessed that the drive’s name is related to its thickness, you’d be right on the money. This beefy all-steel 500GB drive comes in at a mere 7mm thick – which is even thinner than the iPhone 6.
It might seem a little strange to design a hard drive that looks so good, people won’t even want to install it into their notebook or SFF PC, and well… it is. However, Seagate wanted to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its storage innovation with some style, and it’s certainly accomplished that.
Mark Whitby, the Senior VP of Seagate’s Branded Group, has this to say: “Seagate has been providing the world with storage since the modern origins of computing history. Seagate Seven is designed to speak to this history, while looking forward to the future where storage technology is headed. We believe that Seagate Seven will resonate with those who want the latest trend is mechanical design while inspiring the user to create great experiences and memories.”
Seagate’s Seven will become available later this month, with the lone 500GB model set to retail for $100.