If you are the one who needs considerably larger external storage media on your Apple Mac, G-Technology brings a good piece of news for you. The company announces the launch of two highly modern and robust external storage drives namely G-Drive mini and G-RAID and mini. The announcement was made on 7th January 2013 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013), Las Vegas.
According to the announcement, G-DRIVE mini is a perfect storage solution for the users who look for high speed performance portable external storage devices. This drive features almost all new technologies that one can expect from it. USB 3.0, FireWire, and compatibility with Apple Time-Machine are some of the cool features in all. The device has the storage capacity of up to 1TB. Most importantly, it also features an integrated heat-sink, which according to the brand, offers great cooling and adds to the durability of the device. It comes in all-aluminium case and there is no plastic shell in it.
Similarly, the all new G-RAID mini support RAID 0 and RAID 1 operations. This device has an even bigger capacity that goes up to 1.5TB. Can you ask for more? It basically targets video editors, as it offers support for the compressed high definition video formats that combine Apple’s ProRes 422 HQ, HDV, Panasonic’s DVCPRO HD, and Sony’s XDCAM HD. Like G-Drive mini, it is also powered with FireWire, which works smooth even when you connect it via an eSATA. Not to forget, it too comes in all-aluminum enclosure. The device supports 120+ MB/second data transfer rates via eSATA port, and is compatible with both Mac® OS X and Windows®. It also comes with a standard 3-year factory warranty.
G-Technology claims both these devices are pre-formatted for Macintosh systems, which means they are quite ready to be used. According to the company, the G-Drive mini is ready and is shipping at around $244. Whereas G-RAID mini is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2013 at an estimated cost of $552.