G-Technology has announced a new family of external drives based on 2.5” solid state drive (SSD) technology, which they claim to be an industry first.
The G-DRIVE mini SSD (120GB and 250GB) and the RAID 0/1 G-RAID mini SSD (250GB and 500GB) are rugged and durable say G-Technology, as they have no moving parts.
Each drive can withstand extreme shock up to 1500Gs and can endure higher altitudes, vibration and temperatures when compared to traditional hard drive-based solutions promise G-Technology.
The new G-DRIVE mini SSD and G-RAID mini SSD also provide higher data transfer rates, lower seek times and use less power, all while delivering a cooler, quieter operation.
“These products target a very niche market segment that understands the cost benefits of using a superior quality, yet simple, SSD-based external storage solution,” said Roger Mabon, vice president of Fabrik’s G-Technology product group.
“Nothing comes close to their quality, performance and reliability.”
The external drives come with a triple interface - FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 - to provide fast access to HD video, audio, and other dense multimedia files.
Data transfer rates top 60MB/sec write and 75MB/sec read speeds when using FireWire 800.
Weighing in at just 241g (8.5oz), the G-DRIVE mini SSD is ideal for travel says G-Technology. No external AC power supply is required as it is USB or FireWire bus-powered.
Available by the end of January 2009, the new G-Technology SSD storage solutions come formatted HFS+ and mount on a Mac desktop or laptop right out of the box.
Suggested retail pricing is as follows;
G-DRIVE mini SSD 120GB - £419 excluding VAT
G-DRIVE mini SSD 250GB - £918 excluding VAT
G-RAID mini SSD 250GB - £699 excluding VAT
G-RAID mini SSD 500GB - £1,549 excluding VAT
All drives come with a standard three-year factory warranty.
For more information can be found at www.g-technology.com.
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