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Seagate Seven Express Review: Slimmest portable drive you can get

Seagate Seven looks impressive. However, are you willing to pay almost double?

Written by Debashis Sarkar | New Delhi | Published: September 2, 2015 4:47:10 pm
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Every gadget these days want to become slim and light. But there are times when this means a faceoff in terms of price. For instance, while buying a new external drive, we calculate ROI based on GB or TB versus price. Most of us are okay a heavier or larger drive as long as you get more storage for the price. Seagate, however, feels consumers should have an option to buy a slim and lightweight external drive for their slim devices and this is where the Seagate Seven comes in.

Seagate Seven

Seagate Seven, as claimed by the company, is world’s slimmest portable drive. It comes in only a 500GB storage option. It is 7mm thin and comes in an aluminum build. Seagate claims this external drive comes with extreme Gyro handling capabilities that absorb the shocks and bumps that may occur when consumers carry this drive in their bags or pockets. It supports both Windows and Mac and comes with a backup software ensuring data safety. Seagate Seven comes with a USB 3.0 braided cable.

Price: Rs 9,500

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What is good?

Of course, it is the slimmest and lightest 500GB portable hard drive you can buy now. The Seagate Seven looks great and goes well with any ultrabook. The performance of the drive is decent, though it is not the fastest external drive. However, it is good enough for your daily needs. It comes with an in-built backup software which is always a good thing to have. The drive comes with exFAT file format which ensures support for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

What is bad?

The Seagate Seven is expensive. You are paying almost double the price for just a slim 500GB hard drive. Also, if you are willing to pay more to get a cool slim external drive, you are restricted to 500GB only.

Verdict

Seagate Seven looks impressive and you would be tempted to buy at first glance itself. However, are you willing to pay almost double, just for looks?

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