Monday, April 24th 2017

G-Technology Announces Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C Updates to its Product Lines

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced upgrades to its award-winning G-Technology product lines, including the addition of Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connectivity technologies. The upgrades optimize the speed and performance of these drives, meeting the growing needs of creative professionals who are capturing and transferring vast amounts of high-resolution content.

"G-Technology recognizes the need for a complete workflow solution that takes advantage of the power of Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C," said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. "The result is a substantial upgrade across several product lines that delivers reliable, fast, and easy-to-use storage solutions to fit the current and future needs of our customers."
Built for creative professionals, including videographers and digital photographers, who require storage solutions that keep up with their intensive data needs and creative applications, G-Technology's upgraded devices offer complete, high-capacity workflow solutions that seamlessly integrate into the larger Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

"As a photographer and explorer who loves on-location shooting, I only bring the gear I can rely on for storing the moments I work so hard to capture, and that includes the G-Technology drives," said Lucas Gilman, award-winning professional photographer. "In the field and in my studio, I also need lightning-fast transfer speeds, and that's what G-Technology delivers. These new G-Technology drives are at the core of my workflow, allowing me to focus on capturing and preserving my creativity."

G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3
G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 (available now up to $699.95 MSRP for 10TB, with 12TB available next quarter for $799.95 MSRP) - Designed for creative professionals in mind, the high performance storage solution features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1). Users can conveniently daisy chain up to five additional devices, allowing them to keep connected to multiple drives and quickly move HD videos and 4K footage through a single connection. With capacities up to 12TB, heavy workloads and mission-critical data users have peace of mind with the long-lasting reliability of the HGST-brand Ultrastar 7200RPM Enterprise-class hard drive inside.

G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3
G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 (available June in up to 20TB and next quarter with up to 24TB for $1999.95 MSRP) - This high-performance, removable dual-hard drive RAID 0, 1 or JBOD storage system features Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0, along with the ability to plug in 4K 60 HDR displays and editing tools, allowing creative professionals to quickly access, browse, edit, and backup digital libraries. Removeable Ultrastar 7200RPM Enterprise-class drives allow flexibility and reliability that is suitable for the most demanding creative projects, including multi-stream HD, 2K, 4K, and HDR video workflows.

G-SPEED Shuttle XL
G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 (available June in up to 80TB and next quarter with up to 96TB for $10,199.95 MSRP) - Able to handle demanding multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 offers hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6,10, and 50 configurations in an 8-bay transportable solution. Equipped with Ultrastar Enterprise-class hard drives for enhanced reliability and transfer rates up to 2000MB/s, creative professionals have the ultimate storage solution for demanding video workflows and high-capacity storage.

G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters (available next quarter with up to 72TB for $7,799.95 MSRP) - Similar to the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3, the integrated ev Series bay adapters improve workflow options and productivity by enabling cross-functionality with all ev Series drives. Designed with two ev Series bay adapters for use with ev Series drive modules and ev Series readers, users can experience enhanced reliability coupled with fast transfer rates up to 1500MB/s.
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