Hitachi Unveils World's Thinnest External Hard Drive

Oh my, is that Hitachi's new G-Drive with G-Technology in your pocket, the slimmest external hard drive on the planet, or are you just really unhappy to see us? Oh it is Hitachi's G-Drive! That would explain the ultra-slim footprint. The G-Drive is a 2.5-inch external unit measuring just 128.6mm (L) x 82mm (W) x 9.9mm (H), so you can fill it with confidential files and slide it in your pocket with no one ever being the wiser.

"Our new G-DRIVE slim is yet another way that we’re making high quality storage more accessible and affordable for consumers," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, Hitachi GST Branded Business. "There’s been mounting interest from our global network of retailers and distributors to provide a G-Tech-quality, entry-level portable offering and the G-DRIVE slim is that drive. It gives users a simple external storage solution with the same quality and attention to detail that we put into our entire line of premium external storage solutions."

The drive itself is housed in a sleek, recyclable aluminum enclosure and comes in 320GB capacity. Hitachi says that's enough to store up to 80 hours of HD video, 320 hours of standard definition content, 114 movies, 80,000 songs, or 160 games.

Intended as a storage companion to the Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, the G-Drive is available at Apple Retail Stores (and online) for $100.