Seagate brings slimmest, 320GB, portable HD

By : |April 6, 2011 0

SCOTTS VALLEY, USA: Hard disk drive maker Seagate announced the launch of its new GoFlex Slim portable hard drive, a 9mm, 2.5 inch external drive.

First showcased at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics show in January, the new 320GB version GoFlex Slim performance drive is now available for $99.99.

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The company claims that the new drive is 38 percent leaner than the current GoFlex ultra-portable drives, and has roughly the width of a pencil.

Equipped with a 7200RPM drive and a USB3.0 interface, the drive also supports Windows and Mac computers, interchangeably, without formatting or performance loss.

“The continued growth of personal digital media stores, our increasingly mobile lifestyles and the continued proliferation of mobile devices are driving the demand for slimmer, more portable storage solutions,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager of Retail, Seagate. “Netbooks and slim laptops are great for consuming media, but are limited when it comes to creating and storing high—definition films and photos."

The GoFlex Slim portable drive will also be available for Mac OS X computers.

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