ADATA introduces 8.9mm external HDD, claims title of world’s thinnest (if it matters)

Thin is in these days, with smartphone, tablet, and laptop makers constantly striving to make devices that are virtually paper-thin. So why should peripherals be any different? ADATA has introduces a new external hard drive that’s just 8.9mm or about 0.35 inches thick.

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The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 is a 500GB with a USB 3.0 interface. It comes in a scratch-resistant brushed metal case. ADATA also offers a one-touch backup app that you can use to backup data from your PC to the external hard disk.

The 2.5″ SATA II disk drive and enclosure measures 4.6″ x 3.1″ x 0.35″ and weighs about 0.4 pounds.

ADATA says the HE720 has a list price of $90, but the only store I can find that’s selling it at the moment is charging $94 + shipping. ADATA offers a 3 year warranty.