G-Technology, a Western Digital brand, is announcing the G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C, which expands their G-DRIVE lineup to include their first solid-state portable drive. This new drive provides faster data transfer speeds via USB-C connectivity, and is an excellent option for expanded external storage for the latest next-generation computing devices, such as the MacBook and Apple’s all-new MacBook Pro, a premium choice for creative professionals and consumers alike.
The G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C is offered in capacities of 500GB and 1TB, and enables true SSD sequential read speeds of up to 540MB/s. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, at up to 10Gb/s, allows users to take full advantage of the SSD’s speedy performance. The G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C comes with both a Type-C to Type-C and Type-C to Type-A USB cable, permitting the drive to be used with any computing device that features a Thunderbolt 3, USB-C or USB 3.0 port. Powered by the USB connection, the G-DRIVE slim USB-C requires no external power source, meaning that your high-quality videos, photos and/or music can be readily accessed whether at home, in the office, or traveling in the field.
According to Mike Williams, vice president of advanced technologies/G-Technology, Content Solutions Group at Western Digital, “G-Technology continues to embrace advanced technologies in its line of products, and is excited to announce its fastest portable consumer storage solution to date. The G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C embodies our commitment to delivering products that offer exceptional performance, style, and reliability, while combining SSD technology with the latest USB-C interface ensures user will have the latest technology and performance at their fingertips.”
The G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C is plug-and-play for Mac®, and is also easily reformatted for Windows users with the G-Technology Windows Format Wizard. The 500GB version is being offered at an MSRP of $229.95, with the 1TB version at an MSRP of $379.95. Both are available for purchase immediately at G-Technology authorized resellers, with a space grey model being sold exclusively at Apple Stores beginning early in November.
Jeremy Cowart, celebrity photographer and G-Team Ambassador, states that “When I am out on location I need fast, reliable storage solutions to help keep up with demanding shoots. With sleek designs and super speeds, I know I can count on G-Technology drives as my go-to back up and transfer solutions, wherever I need to be.”
For more information, you can view the product page for the G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C here, and the press release announcing it in its entirety here. You can download the G-Technology Windows Format Wizard either at the link above or here.