G-Technology announced a new range of portable USB 3.0 external storage solutions for the Macintosh install base. Three models in particular should pique the interest of MacBook owners.
The G-DRIVE slim is said to be ideal for any laptop user, thanks to its ultra-thin and stylish appearance. It does USB 3.0 and packs up to 500GB of storage.
It’s bus-powered, which means you don’t have to connect it to an external power source. The slim device will be available this summer for $109.99 / €87.
The G-DRIVE mobile and G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 come with USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 interfaces.
The G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 offers USB 3.0 only, while both come in 1TB, 750GB and 500GB capacities. Both are bus-powered. Prices will range between $189.99 / €151 and $159.99 / €127. G-Technology
is also keen on selling a G-DRIVE mini to MacBook audiences, touting it as “the perfect storage solution for those who demand the highest performance possible from their mobile storage device.”
The mini comes equipped with a 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM hard drive, an all-aluminum enclosure (pictured above), USB 3.0 and FireWire, bus-power, and a built-in heat sink.
This external drive will come in in 750GB and 500GB capacities and will retail for $169.99 / €135 and $159.99 / €127, respectively,
“Given the brand's strength in the content creation and Apple Mac community, G-Technology is well positioned to move the Mac industry forward in leveraging high-capacity, high-performance USB 3.0 drives across a variety of customer segments, all while delivering one of the industry's most respected external storage platforms with proven quality, reliability and performance,” the company says.
Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, HGST Branded Business, said, “In a digital world, there's one common thread among all of us – storage. It's ubiquitous, and it's growing rapidly as we continue to purchase, create, download and save content daily.”
"Perfectly timed and aligned with Apple's new USB 3.0 offerings, our new USB 3.0 drives support our strong following of Mac and creative professionals who require reliable, high-performance, high-capacity storage,” added Williams.