G-Technology goes all-in on SSD: announces three high-end solid state devices
posted Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT
G-Technology is diving straight into the deep end of supporting SSD with the announcement of three new SSD products that dramatically bolster the speeds photographers and videographers are going to have at their fingertips without sacrificing storage capacity or blowing the budget. Two of the new products are SSD versions of already-existing products, while one is a larger capacity version of an SSD product announced at CES. The G-Drive Pro SSD (the original G-Drive we reviewed here) and the G-SPEED Shuttle SSD are welcome additions to the G-Technology family, whil the new G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD adds up to 1 TB capacity and Thunderbolt 3 functionality to the G-Drive Mobile lineup.
G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD
With stransfer speeds up to a blistering 2800 MB/s, the G-DRIVE mobile Pro SSD (available up to to 1TB of capacity) lets you edit multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rate, quickly render projects and experience them at full resolution, and transfer as much as a terabyte of media in seven minutes or less (for capacities 1TB or larger) no matter your location. The familiar, durable, shock-resistant design found on their original G-DRIVE Mobile uses specially engineered components to endure traveling, while a single Thunderbolt 3 port (upgraded from USB-C on the original Mobile) lets you edit footage on the go with a ton of speed and also bus-power through the Thunderbolt 3 cable. An aluminum core prevents overheating and maintains a consistent high performance, and it also ships with a 5-year limited warranty. The G-DRIVE mobile Pro SSD solution with Thunderbolt 3 is available in the U.S. Summer of 2018 in capacities of 500GB ($659.95) and 1TB ($1,049.95) USD.
G-DRIVE Pro SSD
The new G-DRIVE Pro SSD ramps up the speed performance of the original, boosting the new drive to upwards of 2800 MB/s, vastly faster than the original HDD version which barely crests 215 MB/s. The new G-DRIVE Pro SSD (up to 7.68TB of capacity) with Thunderbolt 3 is clearly aimed at the filmmaking market, as that kind of speed allows for filmmakers to multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rate, quickly render projects and experience them at full resolution, and transfer as much as a terabyte of content in seven minutes or less (for capacities 1TB or larger). Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports allow you to daisy-chain up to five additional devices, while a stackable, aluminum enclosure offers a durable way to help keep your workplace tidy. Combined with Enterprise-class solid state drives, an endurance rating of one drive write per day (DW/D) endurance rating, and a 5-year limited warranty, the G-DRIVE Pro SSD delivers reliable, high-performance desktop storage you can rely on. The G-DRIVE Pro SSD solution with Thunderbolt 3 is available in the U.S. May of 2018 in capacities of 960GB ($1,399.95), 1.92TB ($2,099.95), 3.84TB ($4,099.95) and 7.68TB ($7,599.95) USD.
G-SPEED Shuttle SSD
The G-SPEED Shuttle just got a speed boost, as the new SSD with Thunderbolt 3 offers up to 16TB of storage is optimized to support multi-stream HD, 4K, 8K, VR and VFX workflows with transfer speeds of, like the two drives above, of up to 2800MB/s. Configurable to hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, the eight removable SSDs are pre-loaded and configured in RAID 5, and set up for traveling filmmakers. The G-SPEED Shuttle SSD is available in the U.S. this month in capacities of 8TB ($5,099.95) and 16TB ($7,599.95).