Seagate today announced two interesting products for Windows users. First, they revealed a high-design ultra-slim external drive that evokes the legacy form factor of 2.5-inch internal hard drives. The new Seagate Seven drive (above image) is the slimmest way to carry 500GB of data, with the name representing the 7mm depth of the 500GB drive.
The simplicity of the industrial design of the Seagate Seven pays tribute to the roots of computer storage while simultaneously celebrating the latest advancements in storage innovation. The premium all-metal enclosure highlights the essence of a bare hard drive, Seagate’s core competency for over 35 years.
Seagate also announced Wireless, a 500GB portable wireless drive designed for streaming and offloading of media from mobile devices. Seagate Wireless allows users to stream their favorite HD video on their Windows 8 computers and Windows RT tablets. It also supports iOS and Android platforms.
Seagate Wireless storage is accessed through the free mobile Seagate Media app for Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD, Windows 8 tablets. Mobile devices connect to Seagate Wireless over a Wi-Fi connection, which the battery-powered drive emits once powered on. Simply connect to the drive by searching for Seagate Wireless in available Wi-Fi networks from any device. The drive emits its own Wi-Fi signal, eliminating the need to be within range of an existing network connection.