These days, it seems like every storage company has a line of 2.5-inch portable hard drives. Some are faster, some are better looking, some are even more rugged, but they’re all about the same thickness and weight, but that’s about to change. This week, Seagate has been showing off a 9mm thick, brushed metal USB 3.0 hard drive that raises the bar on portability.
With a working name of the “tiniest GoFlex,” the drive is covered gorgeous black brushed metal with chrome trim. On the inside sits a 7,200 rpm hard drive just as in the larger GoFlex drives, and like its thicker brethren, it has a removable GoFlex adapater that contains a USB 3.0 port but can be swapped for a wide variety of other connections or even attached to one of Seagate’s docking stations. However, because the “tiniest” is slimmer than other GoFlex devices it may not fit tightly into docking stations created for the regular GoFlex line.
Shipping within the next few weeks, the tiniest GoFlex will initially be available in 320GB capacity for an MSRP of $99. A silver-colored Mac version (shown below) will be available at some point in the near future and is visible below.