G-Tech­nol­ogy G-DRIVE

£290, $380 with Thun­der­bolt 4TB

NPhoto - - Test Team -

Qual­ity oozes from ev­ery vent in this drive’s alu­minium case. It’ll per­fectly com­ple­ment an orig­i­nal Mac Pro and it packs plenty of punch with a 7200RPM hard drive.

We found the G-DRIVE only frac­tion­ally slower when deal­ing with video files than the ioSafe and diskAshur drives, but it came out on top of the lat­ter in our im­age file tests, with a 155 megabyte per sec­ond read rate. Th­ese re­sults were achieved us­ing USB 3.0 – the drive’s Thun­der­bolt port should in the­ory un­leash even more speed, but USB 3.0 is al­ready faster than the read/write rate of the drive, so don’t ex­pect Thun­der­bolt to make any ap­pre­cia­ble dif­fer­ence.

A good-look­ing, speedy hard drive

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