The flurry of product announcement for CES 2015 have just kicked off and Seagate is looking to turn more than a few heads with its new 'Seven' external USB 3.0 hard drive. The Seven name is significant, as the drive measures just 7mm thick, making is thinner than most of today’s flagship smartphones on the market.
But why would Seagate throw so much engineering effort behind a device that many people simply toss in their laptop bag as they jet off for their next business trip? The Seven is more of a celebration of Seagate’s storied 35-year history of producing hard drives.
“Seagate Seven is designed to speak to this history, while looking forward to the future of where storage technology is headed,” said Seagate VP Mark Whitby. “We believe that Seagate Seven will resonate with those who want the latest trend in mechanical design while inspiring the user to create great experiences and memories.”
The Seven is only available in a 500GB capacity and features an all-steel enclosure with a “premium appearance inspired by a bare drive.”