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Seagate unveils Seagate Ultra Mobile, 500GB storage for smart devices

Seagate Ultra Mobile is the industry's first purpose build 500GB storage solution for Android devices.

Published Mon, Sep 9 2013 7:01 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Thought the 32GB or 64GB of internal flash storage was never enough? Well, Seagate might have just announced something that will surprise you - the Seagate Ultra Mobile. This is the industry's first purpose-built 500GB storage solution for Android-based devices.

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This means that consumers can take around countless hours of music or video, or tens of thousands of images everywhere they go. Seagate has used a Dynamic Data Driver that "intelligently manages the data between the devices' on-board flash and the HDD to provide comparable power and performance of flash-only solutions."

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Seagate has also used zero-gravity sensors (ZGS) that will protect the device if it's dropped, as well as improved shock and tolerance for gyroscopic motion supports even when the device is being moved around quickly when you're playing games. This all comes in at just 3.3 oz, which is about the weight of a light bulb. It's built on the 2.5-inch standard, and is just 5mm thick. Power consumption is ultra-low at just 0.14W in standby or idle.

We have this storage built on the SATA 6Gb/s standard, with 16MB of cache. The Seagate Ultra Mobile looks to be the perfect companion for detachable storage on your mobile devices, and you can be sure to see a review from us soon.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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