It’s not so much that it’s chubby as that there are unfair expectations placed on its dimensions. What is a hard drive to do when 12.5mm is considered fat? Because that’s what the mother of appearance-based computing, Apple, is saying. Apple’s sleek hardware won’t admit any hard drive thicker than 9.5mm — a shocking bit of hardware elitism.
Oh, how I look forward to the day when a drive can be judged solely by its capacity! Don’t worry, Western Digital. There will always be a place for you in giant HP laptops.