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Seagate celebrate 35th anniversary with world's thinnest 500GB HDD

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In celebration of its 35 year anniversary, Seagate has unveiled what it calls the world's thinnest portable hard drive. The 500GB USB 3.0 Seagate Seven is only 7mm thick, despite having physical spinning platters inside it's all-steel chassis.

The drive itself isn't terribly spectacular — it's only 500GB, and its spinning parts make it slower than an SSD — but man is it a marvel to behold. Just look at it! Super small, super pretty, and widely available starting mid- to late-January for $99.

Bo Moore

As for former head of PC Gamer's hardware coverage, Bo was in charge of helping you better buy, understand, and use your PC hardware. You can usually find him playing Overwatch, Apex Legends, or more likely, with his cats.