The American computer data storage company Western Digital announced a new data storage drive by continuing its G-Technology series called G-Drive USB-C. It delivers a reliable and high capacity storage in a compact, stylish package. The drive features a USB Type-C, which allows charging the latest laptops which are portable with USB Type-C. It can also charge the compactable MacBook or MacBook Pro and helps not to take a separate MacBook charger out of your bag.
The G-Drive USB-C packs with 45 watts of charging power over the USB and offers a transfer speed up to 195 Mbps. It sports USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with a USB-C connector, allowing high-speed performance, said by the company. The Drive comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable inside the box which allows the compatibility with the traditional systems that works over a Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 interface.
“The addition of the G-DRIVE USB-C external drive provides tech enthusiasts a single-cable high capacity, high quality storage solution that meets their individual creative needs,” Mike Williams, vice president of Advanced Technologies at Western Digital, was quoted as saying in the release.
The drive comes featured with the Time Machine software which allows users to back up their documents or files. The G-Drive USB-C measures a dimension of 7.72”x 5.06”x 1.39”. The drive will be available in different storage option 10TB, 8TB and 4TB storage with a price of $449.95 (approx. Rs. 29,100), $349.95 (approx. Rs. 22,600) and $199.95 (approx. 12,900). It will be available for purchase in the US this quarter itself. The pre-order for this device has already started on company’s official website.
Specifications of G-Drive USB-C:
Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
Transfer Rate: Up to 195Mbps
Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 (via reformat), Mac OS 10.9+