Most external hard drives are too burdening to tow about even if it may be useful to have your information with you during the day. Eager to lighten the trouble, Seagate has opened its new GoFlex slim Performance Drive, which presents 320GB of storage space in a type factor that is approximately as broad as a pencil.
The GoFlex Slim weighs 0.356lbs (160g) and measures 4.91 x 3.07 x 0.354in (124 x 78 x 9mm). That’s pretty inspiring when you think most 2.5-inch notebook hard drives are 9.5mm thick without an area. Being just a bit better than today’s smartphones, the drive should be simple sufficient to slip into a jacket pocket.
Seagate has chosen for a spindle speed of 7200RPM in its place of 5400RPM and the GoFlex Slim uses USB 3.0 for both information and power. We haven’t seen any bureaucrat throughput figures, but Engadget reports that the drive attained upwards of 40MB/s throughout an in-house move test, which isn’t too bad all stuff measured.
The GoFlex Slim is presently obtainable online for $100 and comes with endorsement and encryption software with a three-year guarantee. Even though it’s preloaded with an NTFS driver for Macs, you’ll have to reformat the drive to HFS+ to employ it with Time Machine. An HFS+ edition will strike Apple stores for a moment next month.
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