Jan 24, 2011

Freecom Offers World’s Slimmest Portable HDD

Hard Drives are just getting tinier and tinier and Freecom seems to be leading the pack on this miniaturization craze.  Their latest offering, the Mobile Drive Mg, is only 10mm thick!  That’s thin enough to forget it’s even in your pocket.  But can something so small be worth the price?

Thin apparently doesn’t mean small anymore because the Mobile Drive Mg is available in two storage sizes starting at 320GB and going all the way up to 750GB.  That’s pretty impressive in such a small package but how breakable is this thing?  You don’t have to worry (unless you sit on it) to protect the delicates inside, the case is manufactured from magnesium.

With regard to output ports, you’ve got USB 3.0 capabilities with data transfer rates of up to 130MB per second.  There’s also optional support for FireWire 800 in case your machine isn’t on the USB 3.0 bandwagon just yet.

So, where do you get your hands on one of these?  Through Apple Premium Resellers only.  It’s an on hiccup of the kind you don’t see too often in the retail world but there you have it.

Pricing is actually pretty respectable for the world’s thinnest hard drive.  The 320GB model is retailing for just $70 while the 750GB will run you $110.  There’s also a spiffy tricked out version of the 750GB that supports both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 but you’re going to have to drop an additional 10 bucks for that one.

Hit up the Freecom website for all the specifications.


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