Everything seems to be going towards one direction – going thin. For better or worse, slim has always been in style for many cultures and so it’s not surprising that even consumer electronics are getting slimmer as well. Yes, even your USB flash drives and storage solutions! Take Seagate, for instance, the manufacturer that recently introduced the world’s slimmest hard drive, a sophisticated storage solution that’s barely 10-mm thick—encompassing speed, quality and glamour all at the same time!
The Seagate GoFlex Slim USB 3.0 hard drive is the most compact hard drive in existence today. At 2.5 inches, this latest innovation has a 7200 RPM drive that’s 40% faster than the usual 5400 RPM drives. On top of that, the slim USB 3.0 hard drive supports a plug and play USB 3.0 interface that assures every user SuperSpeed data transfer rate that are 10 times faster than USB 2.0! Not only is it portable, it also ensures faster read-and-write capabilities for faster processing.
Popularly known as a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of hard drives and other storage solutions, Seagate has produced numerous GoFlex drives. However, the Seagate GoFlex Slim is 38% leaner than all other current GoFlex hard drives.
The USB 3.0 external hard drive also includes backup software called the Seagate Dashboard management tool which guarantees security through powerful encryption technology, so your files are always safe, secure and protected.
This hard drive is also compatible with most GoFlex features including the GoFlex Net media sharing device so you can access and share your files from anywhere, and the GoFlex TV HD media player so you can view your movies and photos on your TV in full 1080 HD with surround sound Dolby Digital and DTS Audio.
The USB 3.0 external hard drive works well with Windows 7, Vista and XP, and Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or higher) so you can go back and forth, and still access and save the files on the GoFlex Slim hard drive without the need to reformat them. If you’re an avid Mac user, you’ll be happy to know that Seagate is looking forward to developing a full Mac version of the GoFlex Slim USB 3.0 hard drive that’s going to be fully compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software.
At a 320-gig capacity, you’ll need to shell out $99. However, Seagate is giving 3 years of warranty on your new USB 3.0 hard drive.
How much does a slim design matter to you when buying a USB external hard drive?