Cloud technology is here and will most likely be advanced enough in the next couple of years for devices like portable hard drives to disappear. For now, Mac owners have the option of storing their files on portable USB hard drives like these two coming from G-Technology.
G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile
G-Technology is actually a part of Hitachi, a company that brought a lot of storage solutions over the years. This time, G0Technology introduces two new mobile hard drives that are compatible with MacBooks, MacBook Pro and Air, by the name of G-Drive Mobile and G-Drive Mobile USB.
Both if these new hard drives are based on Hitachi’s Travlestart 5K1000, which is actually the first 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive featuring SATA III 6Gbps interface for amazing speeds. The Travlestart 5K1000 features a 8MB cache memory and rotation speeds up to 5400RPM.
G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB
The G-DRIVE mobile comes with USB 2.0 connectivity and also FireWire 800 that will ensure a fast data transfer, while the G-DRIVE movile USB only provides a USB interface. These two are bus-powered, meaning they won’t need an additional power supply.
G-Technology releases a 1TB version of the G-DRIVE and also a 750GB version that will cost $149.99 upon release. The 1TB version of the G-DRIVE mobile USB will be a bit more expensive, at $179.99.