Seagate is celebrating 35 years of storage with an unprecedented extra thin portable drive. At just 7mm thick, Seagate calls its new Seven the slimmest 500GB USB 3.0 hard disk drive available. The Seagate Seven is equipped with a Micro USB 3.0 port (compatible with USB 2.0), which is also used to power the device, and works with both Windows and Mac platforms. Seagate said that despite the thin size, thanks to its steel enclosure, the drive is reasonably rugged and the drive’s case is strong enough to endure drops by accident, shocks and even being run over by a small car. “Seagate has been providing the world with storage since the modern origins of computing history,” said Mark Whitby, senior vice president of Seagate Branded Group. “Seagate Seven is designed to speak to this history, while looking forward to the future of where storage technology is headed." Seagate Seven is a 500GB portable hard drive that will be widely available in mid to late January for a suggested retail price of $99.99. As of launch, pre-orders can be made on Seagate.com and Amazon.com.