Seagate Ships Pencil-Thin Portable HDD
The new 2.5-inch HDD is a mere 9mm in thickness and 3.25 inches-by-5 inches in size. The 320GB version retails for $100.Everything in IT storage keeps getting smaller, lighter and more capacious, and Seagate's latest portable drive is no exception to this trend. Seagate on April 5 started shipping its newest GoFlex Slim portable hard drive, a 2.5-inch HDD which is a mere 9mm in thickness and 3.25 inches-by-5 inches in size. The 320GB version retails for $100.
They are so thin that two or three of these could easily slip into a front pocket; the USB 3.0 connector that comes with it now seems oversized.
The GoFlex Slim for Mac will be HFS+ formatted to make it compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software. It will maintain the ability to work across both Windows and Mac OS X computers, Seagate said.
Seagate's GoFlex Slim is literally the width of a standard pencil.