Seagate is going to launch a new 7mm-thick laptop hard drive, which almost 25 percent thinner than current models. The launch of 7mm-thick laptop hard drive is planned for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in January, which will allow computer makers to build even thinner laptop computers. This 7mm-thick laptop hard drive is important because it will drive better technology toward the 90 percent of netbooks that rely on 9.5-mm, 2.5-inch drives.
Generally, Disk drives for laptop computers are typically 9.5 mm or 12.5 mm thick. Recent technological advancements in magnetic data storage allows for more data to fit on a single platter. Hence Seagate makes the new technological advancements in magnetic data storage with 7mm-thick laptop hard drive. But Seagate did not disclose the capacity of the drive, which will be part of its Momentous Thin series.