G-Drive slim & G-Drive mobile Get Speed Boost
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G-Technology today announced two new portable external storage solutions. The G-Drive slim and G-Drive mobile are now available with 7,200 RPM hard disk drives.Designed for the Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the G-Drive slim (£69.95) features the industry’s only 7mm z-height, 7,200 RPM, hard drive – the Travelstar Z7K500 – as well as a high-performance USB 3.0 interface. Its slender, lightweight aluminium case packs up to 500GB of storage for photos, videos, music and more. The G-Drive mobile (£105.00, pictured) offers a USB 3.0 interface and a 1TB, 7,200 RPM HGST Travelstar7K1000 mobile hard drive.
G-technology Press Release
G-TECHNOLOGY® SPEEDS UP EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PERFORMANCE FOR STORING AND PROTECTING YOUR DIGITAL LIFE
New G-DRIVE® slim USB 3.0 and G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Now Feature 7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drives, Enabling 20-40 Percent Faster Data Transfer Rates for Quickly Storing and Protecting Photos, Videos, Music and More
London, November 6, 2013 – G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for consumers and content creators, today announced two new high-performance portable external storage solutions. The sleek and portable G-DRIVE slim and G-DRIVE mobile, already favorites among design-conscious users who need fast, reliable storage on the go, are now available with 7,200 RPM hard disk drives (HDDs). When compared to 5,400 RPM-based HDD models, these external drives deliver up to 20-40 percent faster data transfer rates for quicker access to photos, videos, music and documents.
“In this digital world, we all need reliable, fast storage to protect the photos, videos and music that mean the most to us,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “Whether you’re a professional photographer needing to store and protect content in the field, or a consumer needing a simple storage and backup solution, our new portable external drives are the solution. Each external drive delivers performance, reliability and style in a sleek, portable design.”
G-DRIVE slim with USB 3.0: The G-DRIVE slim is a stylish, ultra-thin portable drive designed for your Apple®MacBook®, MacBook Pro®, or MacBook Air®. Featuring the industry’s only 7mm z-height, 7,200 RPM, hard drive – the Travelstar® Z7K500 – as well as a high-performance USB 3.0 interface, the G-DRIVE slim delivers transfer rates of up to 125MB per second, nearly 23 percent faster than other 5,400 RPM-based external drives. Its slender, lightweight aluminum case packs up to 500GB of storage for photos, videos, music and more. The G-DRIVE slim is available today with an MSRP of £69.95 (including VAT).
G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0: The G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 external drive is the perfect storage option for portable use. Featuring a USB 3.0 interface and a 1TB, 7,200 RPM HGST Travelstar7K1000 mobile hard drive, the G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 solution delivers transfer speeds of up to 136MB per second, which is up to 43 percent faster than its 5,400 RPM counterpart. The G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 offers 1TB of storage capacity, and is available at G-Technology.com or through G-Technology’s valued channel partners. The 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 has a MSRP of £105 (including VAT).
Both drives are Time Machine® compatible and are bus-powered so when you’re out and about you don’t need to add an external AC power supply to your bag or laptop case. Each drive is formatted for Mac®, but can be easily reformatted for Windows®. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
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G-Technology’s roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology’s high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier production and post-production facilities worldwide.