ADATA launches the world's thinnest external hard drive

ADATA has unveiled a new external portable hard drive that it claims to be the world's thinnest. The drive is only 8.9 mm thick and connects to computers using USB 3.0. That means not only is the drive thin, but it should have impressively fast data transfer as well. The drive is called the DashDrive Elite HE720.

The external hard drive is stuffed inside a stainless steel case is highly scratch resistant to prevent damage and marring with long-term use. The portable hard drive also has a one touch backup button that makes backing up your digital content very easy. The drive has a blue LED indicator that glows when data is being transferred.

The external storage drive has a capacity of 500 GB, which is enough for roughly 100 DVD movies and a huge quantity of digital photographs. While the external hard drive supports USB 3.0 connectivity, it will also work with USB 2.0 ports making it backwards compatible. The little drive measures 117 x 79 x 8.9 mm and weighs 164 g.

The external storage device is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. ADATA ships the drive with a USB 3.0 cable, making it ready to go right out-of-the-box. The drive is available online right now for $89.99.