by Tim Fok | 9th March 2016
G-Technology has announced a new set of portable drives that accommodate the fast and efficient USB-C protocol. The G-Drive Mobile USB-C Hard Drive will come in 1TB 7200 RPM form in three different colours; Space Grey, Silver and Gold. Like the current G-Technology Mobile Drives, the new G-Drive Mobile USB-C Hard Drives are slim, sleek looking and bus powered. USB-C is a relatively new protocol, better known as that singular small port found on the new Apple Macbooks. Despite it being another frustrating new port users will have to buy a shed load of adaptors for, it’s use has great potential. For starters, USB-C is a reversible connector, meaning you no longer have to fumble around working out which orientation your cable should go. Through the USB 3.1 standard USB-C has the potential to match Thunderbolt 1 whilst providing more bus power. The potential speed of USB-C is currently one to only longingly gaze at, as with many portable disk (not SSD) drives the bottleneck is the hard drive speed. The G-Drive Mobile USB-C Hard Drive therefore falls under the same transfer speed category as many other G-Technology drives at 136MB/s. The advantage of the G-Drive Mobile USB-C Hard Drive is direct connectivity with the new MacBook, confirmation of just how closely these are linked is through the exclusive colour options of Space Grey and Gold (said to ship only from Apple Stores and likely recommended retailers). It’s great to have a sleek storage option to match the aesthetics of the MacBook, and units look to ship later this month.Read more
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