With the advent of many PCs going to SSD the need for additional storage has never been greater. In addition, with a reduction in size many laptop PCs lack the necessary ports to connect, a USB mouse, external keyboard, thumb drive, USB hotspot charger, etc. I think this is an ideal time consider taking the small platform of the ultra (4TB) and recasing it with a series of ports stacked on top that allow a single carry item that becomes the key to expansion and extended data security.
Thunderbold has already seen the need for the docking station with a single connection to the PC but adding data storage for a minimum of extra space would make this a must-have item. Double the thickness of the ultra and 4 USB 3.0 ports, a micro SD reader, HDMI port and you have cornered an untapped market share. Even WD has a large frame (3.5) drive with 2 additional USB ports on the package. This is hardly portable so thinking about the portability market requires a smaller frame and more usefulness than 2 additional port. Think about a single connection to your laptop that can connect everything else you need. I’d love to hear if I’m alone in thinking this would be a great product.