HDD vendors promoting ultra-slim models

HDD vendors have been promoting 5mm ultra-slim HDDs for ultrabooks, 2-in-1 devices and above 10-inch tablets, with Dell, Asustek Computer and Lenovo expected to be initial adopters. Large-volume shipments will begin at the end of 2014, according to supply chain makers. The sources pointed out that consumers should be able to see ultra-slim HDDs in mobile devices between the end of 2014 and early 2015, competing against SSDs for the mobile device storage market.