Portable USB 3.0 Storage Solutions From G-Technology

  • Both consumer and enterprise models
  • 500-8TB storage capacities
  • USB3.0 10 times faster than 2.0

G-Technology has announced a new line of portable and desktop USB 3.0 storage solutions for a broad range of users from consumers to audio/video professionals.

USB 3.0 drives are said to deliver speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and six times faster than FireWire 800. This means that users can now transfer two full-length movies from a G-Technology USB 3.0 drive to a computer in minutes.

First is the G-Drive slim, which is designed for any laptop user. It features a USB 3.0 interface and a thin design and has up to 500GB of storage for photos, videos, music and more. The drive is also USB 3.0 bus-powered, eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply.

Then there are the G-Drive mobile and G-Drive mobile USB 3.0. The G-DRIVE mobile features USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 interfaces, and delivers good throughput performance. The G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 offers simple USB 3.0 only. Both drives are offered 1TB, 750GB and 500GB capacities, and are USB bus-powered.

There is also the G-Drivemini that features a 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM hard drive with an all-aluminum enclosure to protect data from the bumps and bruises encountered on the road. The USB 3.0 or FireWire bus-powered for easy storage on the go. The drive features high-speed USB 3.0 and FireWire, and has a built-in heat sink to silently dissipate heat.

Also on the agenda is the G-Raid mini designed for video and still shooters or editors working on location. Out of the box, the device is set up in RAID 0 (performance mode), with its two 7,200 RPM drives working together for the performance needed to edit the compressed HD formats. Using the included software utility, the G-Raid mini can be configured in RAID 1 (protected mode), giving users peace of mind that digital video or images are protected while on the road. It can be FireWire bus powered.

Expanding on the RAID theme, is the G-Raid. Leveraging two 7,200 RPM drives, the device is claimed to be a blazing-fast, dual-drive RAID 0 storage solution with capacities up to 8TB, with USB 3.0 and FireWire 400/800 interfaces. Ideal for professional content creators, it supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 HQ with video editing applications including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and more. Its soft-touch On/Off switch and thermo-regulated “smart” fan keeps the G-RAID drive reliable, cool and quiet in the editing suite.

Finally we G-Drive, whichis a professional-strength external hard drive in a single-drive desktop solution. With capacities now up to 4TB and multiple interface options (USB 3.0 and FireWire 400/800), the device is said to be a high-performance solution for storage intensive applications including A/V editing, digital photography, music libraries, and high-speed data backup. The G-DRIVE solution features fast 7,200 RPM drives and a fan-less cooling system for a quiet operation.

500GB G-Drive slim $99.95.
1TB G-Drvie mobile $208.99
1TB G-Drvie mobile USB 3.0 $175.99
G-Drive mini 500GB $175.99/750GB $186.99
G-Raid mini 1TB $285.99/1.5TB $395.99
4TB G-Drive $395.99
8TB G-Raid drive $890.99

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