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G-Drive USB-C 3.5-Inch External HDD From Western Digital/G-Technology

$450 (10TB), $350 (8TB) and $200 (4TB)
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.04.21

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Western Digital Corporation (WDC) announced the expansion of its G-Technology brand G-Drive storage portfolio with the G-Drive USB-C device.


This drive is designed with creative enthusiasts in mind, delivering capacity storage with USB-C connectivity for next-generation Mac and PC computers while simultaneously charging compatible USB-C devices like the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro computers.

G-Drive USB-C rear

Available in capacities up to 10TB, the G-Drive USB-C device is built to provide capacity for storage of HD videos, photos, music, backups and more in a stylish extruded aluminum enclosure.

 It features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with USB-C connector, which enables high-speed performance with Mac and Windows PCs of today and tomorrow and also ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable for compatibility with traditional systems with a USB-A connector. With USB Power Delivery, G-Drive USB-C device provides up to 45W of charging capability through the USB-C port, so users can charge the latest MacBook or MacBook Pro without the need of a separate charger.

"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," said Mike Williams, VP, advanced technologies, Western Digital. "The G-DRIVE USB-C ensures pros can work seamlessly with the latest computers, and with a USB-C port and support for USB Power Delivery, it allows a user's charging capability to be more efficient without having to worry about connecting yet another cable to their computer for charging."

The G-Drive USB-C external desktop drive is plug and play on Mac and is Time Machine software ready so you're able to quickly backup your files.

It can be reformatted and is compatible with Windows PCs. Included inside the box is the drive, a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A cable, and compatibility with computers featuring a Thunderbolt3, USB 3.1 Gn 1, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface.

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The product offers a three-year limited warranty and will be available to purchase in the U.S. this quarter in 10, 8 and 4TB capacities, with an MSRP of $449.95, $349.95, and $199.95, respectively, from the company's website and will be available this quarter through the firm's resellers around the world.

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