While SSDs are blisteringly fast, they still can’t offer the capacities that the humble hard disk provides. Especially this one, because with 1.5 TB squeezed into its tiny little frame, it’s the most memory-dense drive you can buy right now.
The 2.5-inch Travelstar 5K1500 is just 9.5mm deep. Packing 1.5TB, that means the drive offers 694GB per square inch — comfortably making it the densest HDD on the market. It draws just 1.8W, but there is one downside: it only spins at 5400rpm, so it’s not the fastest drive you’ll ever use.
Still, if your laptop’s heaving under the weight of video, music and whatever else you choose to fill it up with, then this little guy could provide just the shot in the arm it needs. There’s currently no pricing information, but it will be available in June. [Engagdet]