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[ZDNet] Freecom intros world's 'thinnest mobile hard drive'

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Freecom has introduced its latest creation, the Mobile Drive Mg, which at 10mm thick is the “thinnest mobile hard drive available in the world.â€

With its silvery magnesium enclosure, the Mobile Drive Mg is touted as ideal for Apple MacBook Pro owners. (That push is also helped by the fact that these portable hard drives will only be available through Apple Premium Resellers.)

As for performance, this USB 3.0-powered external HDD boasts transfer speeds up to approximately 130 MB/s, but it is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 interfaces.

According to Engadget, Mobile Drive Mg will go on sale next week at the following pricing scale:

* $69.95 - 320GB
* $109.95 - 750GB
* $119.95 - 750GB model with both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800

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USB 3.0 Yay!
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post #2 of 11
Would rather have a mobile SSD.
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post #3 of 11
aaawwww i thought was gonna be some tiny internal drive.
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Freecom has introduced its latest creation, the Mobile Drive Mg, which at 10mm thick is the “thinnest mobile hard drive available in the world.â€
http://www.techweet.com/story/seagat...ver-9-mm-thick

^ Thinner.
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10% thinner even. lolpwnt. And rather quickly I might add.
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I like the looks of this one, but must admit Seagate's is DAM sexy lol.
   
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aaawwww i thought was gonna be some tiny internal drive.
those already exist
    
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Prices are decent, but I don't really see the point of squeezing them down so much. Nobody is going to notice the difference between 12 and 10 millimeters in normal use.
    
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wats the point of useing USB 3.0 if the drive still isnt faster than 2.0?
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Originally Posted by Cpyro View Post
wats the point of useing USB 3.0 if the drive still isnt faster than 2.0?
dunno but "omgxxor hipster cute! you're MB PRo just gave birth! can i cut the Umbilical cord?"
 
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