Seagate is delivering hard disk drive storage for the world’s first handheld tablet computers with hard drives. The ARCHOS G9 8- and 10-inch tablets, announced last week in Paris, feature the Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive, a speedy notebook drive with a super-slim 7mm profile.

seagate momentus hard drives for new archos tabletsThe performance and capacity of the Momentus Thin drive are the perfect complement for the ARCHOS G9 family of tablets that features the industry’s fastest dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and, on the strength of the Momentus Thin drive, gives users 250GB of capacity, eight times more than a standard 32GB tablet but at the same cost, making the ARCHOS G9 one of the tablet industry’s best cost-performance values.

The new 8-inch and 10-inch tablets are scheduled to be available in late September this year. The greater storage capacity of the drives needs to be met with reduced battery consumption to keep the run-time of these new tablets in-line with the 8 to 10 hour operating times of the current set of tablets.