Seagate Claims First With Handheld Tablets

  • 250GB of capacity
  • Hard drive features 320GB capacity
  • Coming in September

Seagate is delivering hard disk drive storage for what it claims is the world’s first handheld tablet computers with hard drives.

The ARCHOS G9 8- and 10-inch tablets feature the Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive, a speedy notebook drive with a slim 7mm profile.
The Momentus Thin drive features what is said to be the industry’s fastest dual-core 1.5GHz processor and, on the strength of the Momentus Thin drive, gives users 250GB of capacity, eight times more than a standard 32GB tablet but at the same cost, according to Seagate.
ARCHOS 80 G9, the 8-inch product, and ARCHOS 101 G9, the 10-inch model, are scheduled to be available in late September.
The Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive is suitable for tablet computers and other ultra-portables, entry-level to high-performance laptop PCs, and slim consumer electronics devices. It features:

  • 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
  • Optional: Government-grade encryption to protect computer data where it lives – on the hard drive – for data security.

ARCHOS 80 G9 $279
ARCHOS 101 GB $349