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Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

At a Glance

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At a Glance

This super-thin (5mm Z height) hard drive could help PC manufacturers build thinner models. It could also bring big capacity to tablet designs.

Price when rated: $89


  • Just 5mm thick
  • Affordable compared to SSDs
  • Lightweight


  • Platter spins at only 5400 rpm
  • Only 500GB
  • Middling performance

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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.


Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

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