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G-Technology: rugged and ready storage

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 4 minute read

Having your photos secure, on-hand and ready to work with is essential for any photographer, and the G-DRIVE mobile SSD does just that and more.

SPONSORED BY G-TECHNOLOGY

In the digital age of photography, storage is the most essential of all essentials. You can capture all the beautiful photos you like, but if they aren’t stored safely and securely, then it’s all for nought.

There is a wide range of options when it comes to storing photos, with a huge number of brands, products and services to choose from. Of those options, the solid-state drive (SSD) has been the go-to for many photographers for a number of years now.

If you’re hunting for an SSD, the G-DRIVE mobile SSD from G-Technology is up there with the very best. After all, it didn’t win Best External Storage Device in the Photography News 2019 Awards for stylish looks alone. Oh no, there’s a lot going on here.

Highlights

  • Up to 2TB capacity
  • Transfer rate up to 560MB/s
  • IP67 water and dust resistance
  • 3m drop protection
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface
G-DRIVE mobile SSD

Safety first

Whether you’re a passionate enthusiast or a professional who relies on their images for income, the need to keep your images safe can’t be overstated. As such, you need an SSD that can stand up to just about anything. On that front, the G-DRIVE mobile SSD is paving the way.

The drive features IP67 water and dust resistance. That means it can be submerged in up to a metre of water for an entire 30 minutes.

Serial kit abusers can rest assured all round with the G-DRIVE, as it also features three-metre drop protection and a whopping 454kg crush-proof rating.

These stats would be impressive enough without another word said, but when you consider the drive’s size, it really puts things into perspective. The G-DRIVE mobile SSD is purely pocket-sized, measuring 10.5x5cm and less than 2.5cm thick.

Ready, set, go

They say it’s what’s inside that counts, and that’s never more apt than when discussing storage. A frankly staggering level of durability only goes so far, and if your drive can’t perform (and perform well), it’s next to useless.

With transfer speeds up to 500MB/s, the G-DRIVE mobile SSD allows you to edit and save Raw photos, transfer 4K video with huge bit rates, and move files – ready to pack up and go in the blink of an eye. Made for users with all kinds of needs, the G-DRIVE can be made compatible with Windows-based computers with ease, as well as those with the latest macOS, so whatever your preferred workflow, it’s ready to fit in seamlessly.

For even more usage options, the G-DRIVE features a reversible USB-C port with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface for the most modern of users, and comes with a USB 3.0/2.0 cable adapter for backwards compatibility with older machines.

In the box, you’ll find a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A cable and a quick-start guide, as well as the drive itself.

Finally, a protective aluminium core prevents overheating, so the drive will maintain all the high-performance features mentioned above, even during much longer periods of use. In fact, so confident is G-Technology in the G-DRIVE mobile SSD’s performance that a five-year limited warranty is offered as standard.

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions, retailing for approximately £105, £200 and £360 (ex VAT).

For more information, please visit the G-Technology website.

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