Highly reliable portable hard drive solutions have always been in great demand for creative professionals and enthusiasts alike working predominantly on the go. The premium storage solutions provider G-Technology just announced the G-Drive mobile USB-C boasting 1TB of storage capacity. In essence, it’s a fast, portable drive featuring a USB Type-C port geared towards users looking for speed, sleek design, and robust performance. Developed at roughly the same time as the USB 3.1 specification, the USB Type-C defines a small reversible plug connector for USB devices. The best part is, the G-Drive mobile USB-C is bus powered, so there is no need for an additional power supply.
The latest mobile drive by G-Technology still works with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 as it’s backward compatible with any system providing the former USB interfaces. Regarding performance and transfer speeds, the G-Drive mobile USB-C is a 7,200 RPM HDD that yields sequential speeds of 136MB/s, which should be more than enough for archiving purposes and managing 4K video files on the run. Further, the portable USB-C drive comes in 1TB capacity and design to match the current Apple MacBooks in particular. The drive ships with one USB Type-C to Type-C cable and one USB Type-C to Type-A cable, allowing for backward compatibility.
G-Drive mobile USB Type-C Specifications
Interface:USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1
Capacity: 1TB of storage space
Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
Transfer Rate: Up to 136MB/s
Compatibility: Mac OS® 10.9+ and an available USB Type-C or USB 3.0 port Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 and an available USB Type-C or USB 3.0 port
Dimensions: 5.08″ x 3.23″ x 0.51″ 0.37 lbs
Kit Contents: G-DRIVE mobile USB-C™ hard drive; 1x USB Type-C to Type-C cable; 1x USB Type-C to Type-A cable for backward compatibility; Quick Start Guide
Availability: March 2016
Retail Price: $129.95
Ultimately, the G-Drive mobile USB-C is backed by a standard 3-year limited warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications. The portable hard drive is expected to hit the shelves later this month with a retail price of $129.95. Apple users can also find the gold and space gray colors exclusively at Apple stores.
Additionally, for those of you who prefer USB 3.0 connectivity and huge portable capacity, G-Technology now offers the G-Drive mobile USB in 2TB and 3TB capacities. These both come in a stylish aluminum black case and are already available at a retail price of $129.95 for 2TB capacity and $179.95 for 3TB capacity respectively.