B&H has the G-Technology 5TB G-Drive G1 USB 3.0 external hard drive for $159 (reg. $209). This drive is formatted for Mac out of the box but can be reformatted for Windows. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
LaCie announced its new Rugged RAID drive at CES 2015 with a Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interface. The new drive uses two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s. [Read more…]
The G-Technology G-Dock ev is a new hard drive dock that is something we could really only dream about (if that) before the arrival of Thunderbolt. The G-Dock features two drive bays that accepts G-Technology G-Drive ev and G-Drive ev PLUS that, once inserted, mount on your system over the G-Dock’s Thunderbolt connection.
The novel feature of the G-Dock is that the G-Drives can be ejected and taken with you for use on the go via a USB 3.0 connection on the “portable” G-Drive ev units. However, the G-Drives connect into the dock via a SATA connection instead of the USB 3.0 used for when the drive is portable. A very slick set-up indeed. [Read more…]
Amazon has a Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 external HD for $80 right now. The last time this deal was up, it only lasted for a day.
If you’re still only sporting USB 2.0, you’ll be OK since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with it too.
LaCie’s Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available for purchase. The new Thunderbolt drives feature a pair of 2.5″ drives in a Mac OS RAID configuration and deliver speeds more than 480MB/s in SSD and up to 190MB/s in HDD. [Read more…]