G-Technology’s Rugged storage line offers up to 4TB space and 2.8GB/sec superfast SSDs

Apr 13, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

G-Technology’s Rugged storage line offers up to 4TB space and 2.8GB/sec superfast SSDs

Apr 13, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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G-Technology has been a trusted name in portable hard drives for a long time. I’ve been using their ev ATC drives myself as my location backup solution myself. But as storage and speed demands increase, technology has to move forward. G-Technology was at NAB 2019, so DIYP had a chat with them about some of their location backup and editing workflow storage solutions.

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G-Technology ArmorATD HDD

The G-Technology 4TB ArmorATD drive is designed as a rugged location backup drive. It’s a mechanical HDD, not an SSD, but if past G-Tech drives are anything to go by, it’ll still handle a fair amount of abuse. It’s USB 3.1 Gen 1 and comes in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities for $89.99, $119.99 and $169.99 respectively.

G-Technology G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series

Ranging from $149.99 up to $384.99, G-Technology’s G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series are designed for backup in harsh environments but are also fast enough for editing. They come in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, with transfer speeds up to 560MB/sec on a USB 3.1 Type-C connection. They’re IP67 rated, drop-proof, crush-proof up to 1,000lbs, shock and vibration resistant, to take any kind of punishment you might be able to throw at them.

G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Pro Thunderbolt 3 SSD

The G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD is a seriously fast piece of kit. Like the regular mobile SSD R-series, they’re built to be rugged and take a beating. They’re crush-proof up to 1,000lbs, shock resistant, drop proof up to 9.8′ and offer transfer speds up to 2,800MB/sec. But with speeds like this, you know they’re primarily designed for editing in the field. Big fast SSDs can generate a lot of heat, and the G-Drive Mobile Pro features an aluminium design with a custom enclosure to help dissipate the heat quickly without making the whole drive too hot to handle.

How do you back up your work on location?

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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