Hitachi unveils slim new G-Technology G-DRIVE
External or portable hard drives are pretty popular these days, especially for those who tend to do a whole lot of traveling (or tote around netbooks, since those devices are notorious for not having enough storage space for a decent computer user). Well, if you’re going to carry around another computer peripheral in your notebook or netbook bag, why not make sure it is as slim and light as possible?
After all, we wouldn’t want you to look disproportionate with one shoulder being larger than the other after a long haul business trip, eh? Enter the G-Technology G-DRIVE external hard drive from Hitachi – this puppy will be out in time for the holiday season, making it the perfect companion to the Apple Macbook, MacBook Pro or Macbook Air thanks to its amazingly slim form factor.
This new slim G-DRIVE external hard drive will deliver 320GB of storage space as well as USB 2.0 connectivity (USB 3.0 would have been a winner in our books, but beggars can’t be choosers, eh?), and was specially designed from the inside out to emulate G-Technology’s famous quality and style for the Apple Mac market. Of course, you can always use this with non-Mac products, but it looks best when accompanying one of the machines with a fruity logo on it.
The new G-DRIVE slim will use Hitachi’s rugged, 7mm Travelstar Z5K320 drive inside, resulting in it being the thinnest, 2.5-inch external hard drive in the world at the moment. WIth a footprint that measures just 128.6mm x 82mm x 9.9mm, its sleek design will also feature an recyclable aluminum enclosure. It tips the scales at just 144g (5 oz) thereabouts, and also boasts operating shock protection and quiet acoustics.
Formatted for Macs with simple plug n’ play connectivity, the G-DRIVE slim is also Time Machine ready just in case you need additional backup protection. Being USB-powered means you need not tote around another extra power cord on your travels. Each purchase will cost $99.99 – slightly more expensive than a vanilla 320GB drive, but you pay for the aesthetics, no?