"Skinny external hard drives for all!" shouted Western Digital today while launching an 11mm-thick USB 3 unit. WD My Passport Edge The WD My Passport Edge, available in separate NTFS format for Windows boxes and Journaled HFS+ for Mac OS X - the latter has an aluminium edge for extra fanboy appeal - offers 500GB of svelte …
500Gb is pretty small
Ooh, look at my little one. Not only is it small on the outside, but it has little capacity either, barely enough for a time machine backup.
2.5" HDDs today are at 500GB per platter:
7mm 1 platter
9.5mm 2 platter - standard laptop drive, 1TB
12.5mm 3 platter
15mm 4 platter, 2TB