G-Technology today announced a new line of portable and
desktop USB 3.0 storage solutions for consumers and
The company's new storage family includes the
G-DRIVE slim HDD designed for laptop users. The
portable solution is featuring a USB 3.0 interface and a
thin design. It offers 500GB of storage space and is
also USB 3.0 bus-powered, eliminating the need to carry
an external AC power supply. The 500GB G-DRIVE slim will
have a MSRP of $109.99.
The G-DRIVE mobile and G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 HDDs
feature USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400
interfaces. Both drives are offered 1TB, 750GB and 500GB
capacities, and are USB bus-powered. The 1TB G-DRIVE
mobile will have an MSRP of $189.99. The 1TB G-DRIVE
mobile USB 3.0 will have an MSRP of $159.99.
The G-DRIVE mini is featuring a 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM hard
drive, an all-aluminum enclosure and is USB 3.0 or
FireWire bus-powered. The G-DRIVE mini will be available
in 750GB ($169.99 MSRP) and 500GB ($159.99 MSRP).
Out of the box, the new G-RAID mini is set up in RAID 0
(performance mode), with its two 7,200 RPM drives
working together. 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. G-RAID mini can
be FireWire bus powered. The G-RAID mini will be
available in 1.5TB ($359.99 MSRP) and 1TB ($259.99
G-Technology has also relesed new products for desktops.
The G-RAID family is leveraging two 7,200 RPM drives, in
RAID 0 configuration and offers capacities of up to
8TB, alng with USB 3.0 and FireWire 400/800 interfaces.
Its soft-touch On/Off switch and thermo-regulated
"smart" fan keeps the G-RAID drive cool and quiet in the
editing suite. The 8TB G-RAID drive will have an MSRP of
The G-DRIVE is 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 G-DRIVE features
fast 7,200 RPM drives and a fan-less cooling system. The
4TB G-DRIVE solution will have an MSRP of $359.99.
The G-Technology G-DRIVE slim and G-DRIVE mobile
external drive family will be available in Apple Stores
in July. The G-DRIVE and G-RAID solutions will be
available in August 2012. The G-DRIVE mini and G-RAID
mini solutions will be available in Q3 2012.
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac OS X
systems right out of the box and are Time Machine ready
so backing up important documents, music, digital video
and photos is easy. A simple initialization is required
to prepare the drives for use with Windows systems.
||G-DRIVE mobile USB
||500GB / 750GB
||Via FireWire or USB interfaces
||82 x 9.9 x 128 mm
||81 x 13 ｘ 128 mm
||81 x 18 ｘ 128 mm
||81 x 22 ｘ 125 mm
||Via FireWire or USB
||AC power adapter
||130 x 46 ｘ 235 mm
||130 x 46 ｘ 235 mm
||130 x 73 ｘ 235 mm