I'm a big fan of mobile SSD drives and the G-DRIVE R-Series drives are my new favorites. They are sleek, slim, sexy, rugged and incredibly fast. Starting at $179.95 for 500GB they are also affordable. The 1TB model at $349.95 hits my sweet spot. These models connect via USBC to any PC or Mac computer, delivering 560MB/second throughput. As mentioned earlier in this article, USBC is backwards compatible with both USB3 and USB2, although you will get slower throughput with these legacy connections. I'd like to see Thunderbolt 3 versions in the future with even faster throughputs, but not at an exorbitant price premium.
Did I mention how rugged these puppies are? IP67 water and dust resistance, drop protection of around 10 feet (3 meters) and a half ton (1000lb) crushproof rating, shock and vibration resistant plus a 5 year limited warranty. These are exceptionally durable and a great choice for action photographers or videographers who need to transfer data in the field, under adverse conditions.