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Old 09-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Extremly thin and it has 500 GB, imagine this in an ebookreader..
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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My e-book readers already hold more books than I can read at once.

Cool drive though!
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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I am curious as to how they would connect this to a tablet. Through the Mini USB?
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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This looks interesting, but they should really figure out a way to have them installed in the tablets themselves. It's fine to carry data around, but I don't see myself ever being tether to a drive like that when I want to use my tablet.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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It's not a stand-alone drive to be attached to a tablet, it is as best I can tell intended to be installed inside by OEMs/manufacturers just like in a laptop. A couple more links:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3132_7-...d-for-tablets/

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...t_Devices.html
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #6
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Just tape it to the back with electrical tape. It would be good for stuff with heavy images and comic books.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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It's not a stand-alone drive to be attached to a tablet, it is as best I can tell intended to be installed inside by OEMs/manufacturers just like in a laptop. A couple more links:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3132_7-...d-for-tablets/

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...t_Devices.html
That makes far more sense. The original link made it appear as if it would be an external drive.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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Extremly thin and it has 500 GB, imagine this in an ebookreader..
500 GB of eBooks? You could probably carry the whole of the Library of Congress with you and still have plenty of free space available.

I wouldn't want any moveable parts on my eReader. It may be thin as a piece of paper, and it may have shock sensors, but it is still mechanical and prone to failure if you accidently drop the device while accessing the disk.
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You drop your ebook reader????

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #10
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Only if I don't agree with the ending of a book.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:25 PM   #11
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Only if I don't agree with the ending of a book.
I think that's called 'throw' but the effect is the same.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #12
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Still way bigger than NAND, mSATA or NGFF and the additional weight on a tablet is not insignificant. Should work quite nicely for Ultrabooks, though.
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Still way bigger than NAND, mSATA or NGFF and the additional weight on a tablet is not insignificant. Should work quite nicely for Ultrabooks, though.
Yeah, it may even be OK on bigger 10" tablets. It would be great in a Surface I think. The weight is probably too much for a reader though. And I'm not convinced on the durability and longevity.

But its biggest obstacle to overcome will certainly be the intent of manufacturers to sell you online storage and/or charge you 10-20x their cost for an upgrade. That's why so many devices are so woefully under spec'd when it comes to memory. 64GB should be standard on tablets.
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You know the more I think about it the more I would love this in a Surface. No need for a memory card slot anymore so long as they keep the USB port.

Noise could be annoying though.
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