Seagate ships slim slab of storage
As CEO succumbs to China syndrome
Seagate has launched a 320GB slim slab of disk storage which will cost content rich but space poor users a measly £80.
The GoFlex Slim uses the single platter, 2.5-inch, 7,200rpm, Momentus Thin disk drive, launched in January, and comes with a USB 3.0 interface, nominally 10 times faster than the generic USB 2.0 currently installed on most of the world's notebook and nettop computers. Its casing is just 9mm thick, and the drive comes with backup software that also encrypts files.
The physically light weight drive can be used with both Mac and Windows computers and Seagate envisages it being used as a DVD movie, video, photo and music vault by tablet, nettop and notebook users as well as a syncing device between these types of systems. The 320GB GoFlex Slim costs around £80.00.
Meanwhile Seagate chairman and CEO Stephen Luczo is spending three months in the Asia-Pacific region. It is possible he'll then spend three months in Europe. His temporary Far East residency will raise questions about Seagate's intentions and strategy in the area and about who is minding the Seagate headquarters store while he is away. ®
It is a portable computer for use by the infantry. You wear it on your BACK, and is recognisable by the 20 foot long antenna that comes out of the top on one side for the NET.
It weighs about 40Kg, costs about £1M, has a battery life of a little over 15 mins, and is just about capable of showing a B&W video with a resolution of 80 x 60 pixels.
You forgot to mention..
That there's only 3 of them, and they're all sitting in a warehouse waiting for shipment to Afghanistan...delivery due in 2019.
Erm... WTH is...