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Well lucky for all consumers it seems that the prices of both internal and external storage media (HDDs and SSDs) are still taking a plunge something which i guess explains the sudden spike in sales surrounding such products around the globe. Personally i think that's a good move from all the manufacturers out there not only because it means we will get to see 5TB drives sooner rather than later but also because there's no real excuse for anyone to not purchase extra storage now with such low prices (at least the ones that really need the extra space). Still we also have to do our part and so as promised we are focusing on storage media related reviews lately in an effort to showcase/test most of the currently available solutions in the market and to that end today we are taking a look at the G-Drive Mobile USB 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive by G-Technology.
G-Technology storage solutions are engineered specifically to meet the needs of the content creation and Apple Mac communities, including heavy users of multimedia content, Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® Premiere® Pro audio/video specialists, and other pre/post production professionals. From portable drives to ultra-fast, multi-drive RAID storage, G-Technology’s USB, FireWire, eSATA, SAS and wireless storage solutions support virtually all levels of A/V production and can be found in post-production facilities worldwide. HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hgst.com.
The G-Drive Mobile USB 1TB by G-Technology is a high quality USB 3.0 based PHD featuring an aluminum alloy enclosure which houses an HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" HDD (5400RPM/500GB platters/SATA III/8MB) pre-formatted for use with MAC OS (and Time Machine) right out of the box. Now as some of you know (and through our reviews) G-Technology is amongst the leading manufacturers of very high quality external HDDs aimed towards professionals who only want both the best in terms of reliability and of course performance. However unlike its larger brothers due to obvious size limitations the enclosure of the G-Drive Mobile USB doesn't really have anything special to show and so there's pretty much only one thing we can check and that's just how well it performs when going up against similar PHDs.