G-Technology releases portable USB Type-C external hard drives to enhance speed



Storage vendor G-Technology announced on Monday its G-DRIVE mobile USB-C, a new portable drive that speeds up and streamlines the storage and backup process using the latest USB Type-C technology.

USB Type-C is the next-generation connector with a slim and sleek design, tailored to fit into thinner and lighter notebooks, like the latest Apple MacBook. It is a user-friendly connection as the cable can be plugged in any orientation or direction and is robust enough for notebooks and tablets.

The G-DRIVE mobile USB-C offers a 7200 RPM hard drive for transfer rates up to 136MB/s. It ships with one USB Type-C to Type-C cable and one USB Type-C to Type-A cable, allowing for backward compatibility. For Windows users, the G-DRIVE mobile USB-C can be reformatted using the G-Technology Windows Format Wizard available as a free download on the company website.

Shipping this March, the gold and space gray colors will be available exclusively at Apple Stores, and the silver color will be available at your favorite G-Technology resellers. For the 1TB capacity, the MSRP is US$129.95 and comes with three-year limited warranty.

For users that prefer USB 3.0 connectivity and huge portable capacity, G-Technology now offers the G-DRIVE mobile USB in 2TB and 3TB capacities. Available in a stylish aluminum black case, the G-DRIVE mobile USB is shipping today with MSRPs of $129.95 for 2TB capacity and $179.95 for 3TB capacity.

“From our highly flexible Evolution Series and sleek black G-SPEED line to our new colorful USB Type-C portable drives, we always strive to deliver quality, performance and style,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “Getting consumers to backup and protect their stuff can be difficult, but we hope that our new fast and stylish G-DRIVE mobile USB-C and high-capacity G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 drives will encourage people to safeguard their most valuable personal data.”

“The G-DRIVE Mobile USB-C is now a huge part of my workflow – it is super compact, blazing fast, crazy reliable and allows me to back-up on the go no matter where I am!,” said Dixie Dixon, lifestyle, fashion and advertising photographer.

Last month, G-Technology announced two new transportable 8-bay RAID storage solutions. Both offer simplicity and transportability to capture and edit on location as well as use the performance and capacity to handle post-production or backup in the studio.

The G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series Bay Adapters and G-SPEED Shuttle XL are targeted at professionals involved in taking content from creation to consumption.

The G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series Bay Adapters is an 8-bay, transportable, hardware RAID, Thunderbolt 2 solution offering content creators up to 48TB, and high-definition performance. Designed to support multi-stream 4K workflows and beyond, this solution can be configured in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and features transfer rates up to 1,200MB/s. It also comes with six enterprise-class hard drives and the trusted G-Technology three-year limited warranty.

Leveraging flexibility of the Evolution Series, two of the 8-bays feature ev Series Bay Adapters, which are compatible with any of the portable G-DRIVE ev external drives, including the G-DRIVE ev RaW, G-DRIVE ev 220, G-DRIVE ev RaW SSD and ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition.

The G-SPEED Shuttle XL is an 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 solution providing up to 64TB of storage featuring eight enterprise-class hard drives and the G-Technology three-year limited warranty. It can be configured in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 & 50 and features transfer rates up to 1,350MB/s, supporting 4K workflows.

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