WPPI News: G-Tech Jumps on USB-C Train with new Portable Storage Drive

By // March 7, 2016 // Posted in WPPI News

USB storage solutions are undergoing a great migration from the traditional USB connector to the new, smaller and faster USB Type-C–first introduced on Apple’s MacBook. The latest storage vendor to jump on the USB-C bandwagon is G-Technology.

The company’s new G-DRIVE, introduced at the WPPI Show, offers 1TB worth of hard drive storage and taps USB-C’s faster speed to deliver 136MB/s data transfer rates. It ships with one USB Type-C to Type C cable, if you’ve already migrated your hardware over to the new standard. If you haven’t, there’s also a USB-C-to-Type-A adapter included so you can still use the drive with the older USB port.

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The 7,200 RPM hard drive is housed in a thin, beveled aluminum case and draws power from its USB connector, so you don’t need to mess with external power adapters.

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It will be sold in gold, space gray or silver. They’re formatted out-of-the-box for Mac but can be reformatted for Windows users via a free software download from the G-Tech website. 

The 1TB drive will retail for $130 and ships this month.

G-Technology is introducing 2TB and 3TB G-DRIVEs featuring USB 3.0 connections. The drives retail for $130 (2TB) and $180 (3TB).

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