G-DRIVE Slim SSD USB-C delivers super fast SSD performance and speedy 10 Gb/s USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface connection for lightning fast transfers of your precious videos, photos, music and more. David Shapton
from Red Shark
reviews the G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C, don't miss it here!
G-DRIVE Slim SSD USB-C Drive Reviewed
G-Technology recently expanded its G-DRIVE portfolio, with its first solid state portable drive, the G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C
. David Shapton took one for a spin.
Ever since I started to use a 12" Macbook Retina as my main mobile computing device, I've been looking for an external disk drive to use with it. As is famously known, this ultra-slim Macbook only has a single port; a USB-C connection that is fast enough to cope with external drives, displays and literally everything else that you might want to connect to this wafer-thin laptop.
I've just started using a G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C external drive. It's a 500GB device with a $229 list price and a single USB-C connector, but comes with both USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB 3 (Type A) cables.
The drive weighs, well, virtually nothing. SSDs don't have the heavy mechanical parts of hard drives and this is a device that you can carry everywhere unnoticed until you need it.
It's fast, of course, thanks to the combination of a solid state drive and a very quick interface. You can see from the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test that write speeds are nearly 310MB/s and read speeds are around 420MB/s. I should reiterate that I tested this on a Macbook 12" Retina — a machine that is not noted for being fast — but this is impressive nevertheless and with today's big files, you need all the speed you can get. We haven't got any new Macbook Pros yet. [Continue Reading...]