New G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile SSD R-Series Targets Videographers Working with Large Files on the Go

Western Digital, under the G-Technology brand, is releasing their fastest mobile SSD yet, along with a new software development kit for G-Technology’s 12-bay G-Rack. 

With speed being one of the major selling points for the new G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series, it can connect and transfer at speeds of 560MB/s and has a capacity of 2TB.

"Larger and more powerful cameras breed larger file sizes and that has brought about an important need for equally large and powerful storage solutions," says Brian Matiash, G-Technology G-Team ambassador. "I need to know that my drives will not only keep up with the growing demands of my photo and video workflows, but also ensure that they can endure the environmental rigors of wherever my work takes me. With G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series, not only do I get an additional 2TB of capacity beyond what my laptop is limited to with blazing fast file read and write speeds, I also get peace of mind knowing that these drives will stand up to the unpredictable and inclement conditions."


The SSD is also supposed to be pretty durable, which is essential in a mobile storage device. Western Digital reports that it can withstand a lot of tough conditions, being able to survive a three-meter drop onto a carpeted concrete floor and 1,000 pounds of pressure. It’s also said to be water and dust resistant.

In addition it’s suppose to be pretty compact, being pocket-size for easy transportation while working, editing and saving on the go.

At the same time, Western Digital is also releasing a new software development kit that will allow third-party companies to have the capability to develop customized applications for the G-NAS system on the G-RACK 12 and its processors.

There have reportedly been a couple of companies that have already developed some applications running directly on the G-NAS, including Archiware, and axle Video.

The G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series is priced at 7000 dollars for the 2TB version and  380 dollars for the 1TB version.

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Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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