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Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB external HDD is as thin as a pencil

Seagate has gone beyond super slim with the design of its new GoFlex Slim, which the maker boasts as the "world's slimmest" portable hard drive.
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Written by Rachel King, Staff Writer on

Seagate has gone beyond super slim with the design of its new GoFlex Slim, which the maker boasts as the "world's slimmest" portable hard drive.

Just how thin is it? The GoFlex Slim measures 4.91- x 3.07- x 0.35-inches and weighs only 0.4 pounds. Sure, it only holds 320GB of space, but it does also come with USB 3.0 connectivity. That, combined with the 7200RPM drive inside, means transfer speeds that are 10x faster than a 5400 RPM with a USB 2.0 port. Naturally, the GoFlex Slim is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Along with being plug-and-play compatible with both Mac and Windows platforms, the included software supports automatic and encrypted back-ups. (Let's not forget how important that is!)

Ready to ship immediately, the GoFlex Slim retails for $99.99. For a 320GB portable HDD, that's a steep price. But it doesn't get much slimmer than this for that much space, so it's up to you to decide what's more important for you: more space on your external HDD or more space on your desk.

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