Seagate Seven Portable Drive Review

Seagate Seven Portable Drive Review

Seagate Seven Portable Drive

The Seagate Seven is a hard disk drive fit for a spy. It’s svelte and beautiful but neither spacious nor blindingly fast. Surely someone will come up with an SSD model that’s even thinner.

Seagate Seven Portable Drive

I wouldn’t be surprised if Spectre, the next James Bond movie scheduled to be released later this year, features the Seagate Seven as one of the products “placed” in the film. Obviously, there’s the number (Seven – 007) but also a nod to another legendary Bond movie.

The skin-like enclosure of the Seagate Seven reminds me of the fate of Goldfinger’s secretary, Jill Masterson, who was murdered by being covered in gold after she betrayed her boss. The Seven doesn’t get that costly treatment but the end product is still stunning.

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This portable hard drive looks superb even in its stainless steel chassis. It is thin, the thinnest external hard disk drive ever launched at exactly 7mm, thinner than some internal hard drives and at 178 grams, lighter than most. Seagate managed to produce such an engineering feat by using a 5mm hard drive with a single 500GB platter. You won’t be able to open the sealed enclosure as it is literally snapped close (probably using an industrial press).

But while the Seagate Seven (otherwise known as the STDZ500400) is undoubtedly a premium hard disk drive, it comes at an equally premium price, selling for £100 at Ebuyer. It doesn’t sound a lot, but we’re used to 2TB external 2.5-inch hard disk drives like the Toshiba Canvio that are priced under £80.

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