Seagate's slimmest hard disc, now in India

DQW Bureau
17 May 2011



recently launched its slimmest

portable hard drive, GoFlex Slim, in India. With a width of 9mm and

2.5 inch external drive design, the company claimed the hard disc to

be the world's slimmest external drive. GoFlex Slim is about 38%

leaner than its previous version and roughly appears slim as a


The 320GB drive comes with USB 3.0

support with a speed of 7200 RPM. However, it is fully compatible

with USB 2.0. It is available in the market for Rs 4,500. According

to Rajesh Khurana, country manager-India and Saarc, Seagate, GoFlex

Slim hard drive is for the segment of users or people who like to use

stylish products. And today hard disk also has become a lifestyle


“Today, people are using various

applications like Facebook and mobile devices, so the demand of

external storage has grown tremendously. In India, the external

storage market is growing exponentially. The Indian market is a big

and important market for Seagate,” said Khurana. The GoFlex Slim

portable drive also allows for use between Windows and Mac computers,

interchangeably, without formatting or performance loss.

Additionally, the premium backup software of the drive provides

automatic and continuous backups and encrypts files and folders.

“The continued growth of personal

digital media stores, our increasing mobile lifestyles and the

continued proliferation of mobile devices are driving the demand for

slimmer, more portable storage solutions,” said Khurana. According

to a market survey, Seagate is considered to be the number one

storage drive vendor in India. Though the company didn't share

India business figures, it said that the APAC region contributes

around 53% its total business and during the past 5 years the

business has grown at CAGR of 14%t in this region.