G-TECHNOLOGY® SPEEDS UP EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PERFORMANCE FOR STORING AND PROTECTING YOUR DIGITAL LIFE
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 6, 2013– G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for consumers and content creators, today announcedtwonew high-performanceportable external storage solutions. The sleek and portable G-DRIVE slim and G-DRIVE mobile, already favorites among design-conscious users who need fast, reliable storage on the go, are now available with 7,200 RPM hard disk drives (HDDs). When compared to 5,400 RPM-based HDD models, these external drives deliver up to 20-40 percent faster data transfer rates for quicker access to photos, videos, music and documents.
“In this digital world, we all need reliable, fast storage to protect the photos, videos and music that mean the most to us,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology.“Whether you’re a professional photographer needing to store and protect content in the field, or a consumer needing a simple storage and backup solution, our new portable external drives are the solution. Each external drive delivers performance, reliability and style in a sleek, portable design.”
G-DRIVE slim with USB 3.0:The G-DRIVE slim is a stylish, ultra-thin portable drive designed for your Apple® MacBook®, MacBook Pro®, or MacBook Air®. Featuring the industry’s only 7mm z-height,7,200 RPM, hard drive – the Travelstar®Z7K500 – as well as a high-performance USB 3.0 interface, the G-DRIVE slim delivers transfer rates of up to 125MB per second, nearly 23 percent faster than other 5,400 RPM-based external drives. Its slender, lightweight aluminum case packs up to 500GB of storage for photos, videos, music and more. The G-DRIVE slim is available today with an MSRP of$89.95.
G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0: The G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 external drive is the perfect storage option for portable use. Featuring a USB 3.0 interface and a 1TB, 7,200 RPM HGST Travelstar7K1000 mobile hard drive, the G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 solution delivers transfer speeds of up to 136MB per second, which is up to 43percentfaster than its 5,400 RPM counterpart. The G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0offers 1TB of storage capacity, and is available at G-Technology.com or through G-Technology’s valued channel partners. The 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 has a MSRP of $139.95.
Both drives are Time Machine® compatible and are bus-powered so when you’re out and about you don’t need to add an external AC power supply to your bag or laptop case. Each drive is formatted for Mac®, but can be easily reformatted for Windows®. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
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G-Technology’s roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology’s high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier production and post-production facilities worldwide.
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. HGST addresses customers’ rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hgst.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to expected availability dates for HDD and/or SSD storage products. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including changes in markets, demand, uncertainties related to the development, introduction, and timing of products based on new technologies, and other risks and uncertainties listed in Western Digital's recent SEC filings to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak on as of the date hereof, and HGST/WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.
G‐Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.
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