Designed for on-the-go users who need rugged storage that can withstand tough conditions while in the field, the G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C mobile SSD from G-Technology features IP67 water and dust resistance, shock and vibration resistance, drop protection up to 9.8′ / 3.0m on a carpeted concrete floor, and a crushproof rating of 1000 pounds. When combined with its storage capacity and 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C interface, also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2, the drive provides data transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s, allowing you to quickly edit, save, and archive large files, including videos and photos.
While the G-DRIVE mobile SSD does come preformatted for macOS 10.10+, it can be easily reformatted for use Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. This SSD operates solely using USB bus power and includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable.
Built using hand-picked components to help withstand tough conditions in the field, the G-Technology R-Series line provides rugged storage. And with the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD, you get IP67 water and dust resistance, 9.8′ / 3.0m drop protection on a carpeted concrete floor, and a crushproof rating of 1000 pounds.
High Speeds for Fast Editing
Featuring transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s, the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is a fast external SSD that lets you can quickly edit and save large video and photo source files.
A Cool, Aluminum Core to Protect Performance
A protective aluminum core helps prevent overheating and maintains high performance, while a custom enclosure insulates the drive when in use.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
The G-DRIVE mobile SSD is ready for updated Mac computers and other laptops through a reversible USB Type-C port with a 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. It comes with a USB 3.0/2.0 cable adapter for backwards compatibility.
Shock and Vibration Resistant
SSDs don’t utilize moving parts, so the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is able to endure accidental bumps or drops to help protect against data loss and system failures.
Think Big, Travel Light
With a capacity of 500GB, the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD R-Series provides light, pocket-sized storage to keep your 4K footage, high-res photos, and media libraries to edit and save, virtually anywhere.
G-Tech is excited to introduce their Compatibility Solutions for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. To improve the experience for Windows users, they have added a G-UTILITIES folder with compatibility solutions, which can be downloaded from their Windows landing page.
Explaining what each of the installers are and step-by-step instructions on how to install the HFS+ driver for Windows by Paragon or G-Technology Format Wizard.
HFS+ Driver for Windows by Paragon Install
By installing the HFS+ driver for Windows by Paragon on their Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 system, customers will be able to read/write to their G-Technology HFS+ formatted drive(s) from such PC, in addition to their Mac computer.
G-Technology Format Wizard
By installing the G-Technology Format Wizard, users can reformat their G-Technology HFS+ formatted drive to NTFS to be used with Windows-only systems. Please be aware that reformatting the drive to NTFS will erase all current data on the drive and it will no longer be compatible with macOS. Please be sure to back up all data prior to performing this install.