- 7 Apr 2011
Storage capacity and the physical size of storage media have always shared an inverse relation. As the drives gradually shrunk over time, storage capacity has increased nonetheless. Seagate has given its GoFlex range of portable external drives the same treatment with the new GoFlex Slim drive. The Slim GoFlex variant packs in 320GB storage capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor that's slimmed down to 9mm, which is 38% thinner than the previous GoFlex range.
You essentially get the same form factor, but in a thinner package that's easier to slip into your pockets. The secret behind GoFlex Slim's anorexia is Seagate's Momentus Thin drive, which spins at a speedy 7200RPM and features the USB 3.0 interface. The drive may be slim, but the price sure isn't. It retails at an MRP of Rs. 4,500, but a trip to your local hardware haven is recommended for the current street price.