There doesn’t seem to be anything particular special about this drive except the name but hey that’s something. Hitachi GST has just announced the release of the G-DRIVE slim, the drive they call a perfect external storage companion to the Apple Macbook, MacBook Pro or Macbook Air. The new G-DRIVE slim external hard drive gives users 320GB of storage and ubiquitous USB 2.0 connectivity in an amazingly slim form factor.
The new G-DRIVE slim leverages Hitachi GST’s rugged, 7mm Travelstar Z5K320 drive, making it the thinnest, 2.5-inch external hard drive in the world. Rugged on the inside, the Hitachi Travelstar Z5K320 drive gives the G-DRIVE slim superior operating shock protection and quiet acoustics for use in the home, in the office or on the road. On the outside, the G-DRIVE slim’s solid aluminum enclosure acts as a heat sink, keeping the internal drive cool and data protected.
Formatted for Macs with simple plug n’ play connectivity, the G-DRIVE slim is Time Machine® ready for added backup protection. It is USB-powered, so there is no need to carry around an extra power cord. The new G-Technology G-DRIVE slim comes with a three-year limited warranty and is currently available online and at Apple Retail Stores. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 320GB drive is $99.99.