We were impressed with Seagate’s 9mm-thick USB hard drive when we first spotted it at CES 2011 and now the storage company has made it official, launching the newly-named GoFlex Slim today. Initially available in only a 320GB capacity, the 7200-rpm USB 3.0 drive carries an MSRP of $99 is available immediately at major e-tailers such as Amazon.com as well as through Seagate’s site.
The initial drive works on both PCs and Macs, but a special Mac-only version that comes in HFS+ format and has a metallic finish that matches the Apple aesthetic will be coming out in May for the same $99 price. Because of its formatting, the Mac version will be able to support Apple Time Machine backup software.
We look forward to testing one of the new GoFlex Slim drives so stay tuned for our results.