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HItachi announces annorexic G-DRIVE Slim USB HDD

Sections: External and Portable Storage Devices, Laptops, MacBook Air, Macintosh/Apple Hardware, Peripherals

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G-DRIVE Slim

Hitachi has announced their thinnest external hard drive to date: the G-DRIVE Slim. At 9.9mm, it’s the thinnest external hard drive in existence. It’s the perfect accessory to supplement the internal storage available on Apple’s MacBook Air. Actually, it might even make the Air look fat, being that it’s .7 cm thinner at the Air’s thickest point. The Slim comes with 320GB of storage, connects over USB 2.0 and will retail for $99.99, just in time for the holiday season this year.

The G-DRIVE Slim is one seriously sexy hard drive. Okay, hard drives aren’t sexy, but this is about as slick as it gets. It takes design cues directly from Apple with the lightweight aluminum faces and black sides, and that’s not where the similarities end. Just like the MacBook Air, the Slim does not have a FireWire port. This guy connects only over USB 2.0. That means this isn’t going to be the fastest drive on the planet, but it is the skinniest. You win some, you lose some.

G-DRIVE Slim

The G-DRIVE Slim is bus powered, so the only cable you’ll be needing is the included USB cable. That just helps to make it extremely portable. It really seems like this is the perfect way to add storage space to a MacBook Air without feeling like you’re lugging around huge accessories.

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