Hitachi Debuts 7mm-thick 500GB Hard Drive

With all of the content available in the cloud, consumers need a lot of hard drive space to store all of said content. Luckily, there is no shortage of manufacturers producing high capacity hard drives at an affordable cost. On the other hand, if you’re going to want to put a lot of content in a small space normally you’d have to opt for an expensive SSD drive. Hitachi, however, looks to remedy that with their line up of 7mm think hard drives like the one picturd above.

In fact, the company has just come forth to announce that they have managed to create a 500GB hard drive that is just 7mm thick and spins at 5400RPM. While there is no word on when exactly these drives will be made available, we’re most likely going to see these appear in devices like next generation netbooks and the like. Perhaps even Apple will pick these up and cram them into their next generation iPods. We’ll have to wait and fin dout.

via engadget