Hands on with the G-Tech G-Drive ev ATC Extremely Rugged Drive
G-DRIVE_ev_ATC_floatingSo many videographers and photographers on the go need an extremely rugged external storage solution to offload your photos and video files to while out in the field. You need a drive that can withstand all kinds of temperature extremes, being dropped or crushed, moisture and dust. G-Tech G-Drive ev ATC is not only up to the most extreme environmental conditions, from desert heat to tropical rain forests to the frozen tundra, it can even handle going out to sea! G-Drive ATC isn't just water tight - it floats!
RedShark by David Shapton

G-Tech's G-DRIVE ev ATC: possibly the most rugged drive yet

G-Technology’s latest extremely rugged drive allows us to perform a brand new test for us on a disk drive: buoyancy.
The G-DRIVE ev ATC is notable not so much for the properties of the disk drive but for the enclosure it comes in. The internal drive is part of the EV series of dockable drives and as such is pretty handy. But what distinguishes the G-DRIVE EV ATC is that it is housed in a very rugged case that protects it both from a 2m (six foot six inches) drop and is watertight. In fact if you drop the G-DRIVE ev ATC in water, it will just float serenely until you retrieve it. I know this, because I tried it. When you rescue the drive, just shake the water off, give it a quick dusting with a towel, and you're ready to go. Of course it's no good having a drive that claims to be shock and waterproof if you don't trust it, but the way this is put together it's almost as if it's designed to give you confidence. read more...
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