G-Tech Rugged G-Drive Solution

G-Tech Rugged G-Drive Solution

Via G-Technology

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced new rugged storage solutions that help keep content safe in virtually all environments. Compatible with the Evolution Series family of external hard drives, the new G-DRIVE® ev ATC with Thunderbolt®, the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0, and the G-DRIVE ev RaW solutions marry rugged good looks with G-Technology’s known quality, performance and reliability. G-Technology also announced new Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 all-terrain cases for turning the original G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev RaW or G-DRIVE ev SSD into a rugged, all-terrain storage solution.

Whether it’s the professional photographer on a shoot in Peru, the established executive traveling across the globe with important company files or the young student running across campus to print out their term paper, everyone can use a sturdy and high-functioning portable hard drive. G-Technology’s new rugged series is designed to withstand daily wear and tear and even more serious conditions as well, with features like a watertight drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and drop-resistance so they hold up to adventures, or accidents, big and small. Like all G-Technology external drives, the new rugged storage solutions come with a three-year limited warranty for even more peace of mind.

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G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper

The G-DRIVE ev RaW is a rugged and lightweight portable hard drive that’s small enough to fit in a backpack, briefcase or purse, and strong enough to withstand a 1.5-meter drop, protecting up to 1TB of data. This durable, lightweight drive—35 percent lighter than the original G-DRIVE ev—is USB 3.0 bus-powered and designed to go anywhere, providing on-the-go access to photos, videos, music and more. The G-DRIVE ev RaW comes with a USB 3.0 cable, and can be used as a standalone device, or used with the Evolutions Series’ G-DOCK ev® with Thunderbolt or the new ev all-terrain case for ultra-fast transfers and editing. The drive is formatted for Mac® and can be easily reformatted for Windows®. The G-DRIVE ev RaW will be available this month. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is 1TB for $129.95 and 500GB for $99.95.

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G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt and the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0

These travel-tough external storage solutions feature an all-terrain case (ATC) with a tethered Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 cable that shields a high-quality, lightweight1 removable G-DRIVE ev RaW USB hard drive. Featuring a watertight2 drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and the ability to withstand a two meter drop3, data is protected from pressure, shock, water and dust. For added flexibility, the removable case is compatible with the Evolution Series4, easily fitting the G-DRIVE ev or G-DRIVE ev SSD. Perfect for in-the-field-backup, edit, transfer and storage, this durable enclosure leverages a 7,200 RPM-based external hard drive to maximize transfer speed using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0. Formatted for Mac, the external drive can be easily reformatted for Windows. The G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt will be available this month. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $229.95 for 1TB. The G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0 will be available in February. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $179.95 for 1TB.

For current G-DRIVE ev owners, a standalone all-terrain case can be purchased separately and turns the original G-DRIVE ev, the G-DRIVE ev RaW or the G-DRIVE ev SSD into a rugged, all-terrain storage solution, with a watertight compartment, which floats when dropped in water. The ev ATC with Thunderbolt (MSRP $129.95) and the ev ATC with USB 3.0 (MSRP $79.95) will be available in February.

For additional information or details, please visit www.g-technology.com.

Upgrade your laptop with Angelbird 1TB SSD wrk

Upgrade your laptop with Angelbird 1TB SSD wrk

angelbird_1tb_ssd_wrkAngelbird, Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1 terabyte of storage. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis – making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac®, MacBook®, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook.

Angelbird has made no compromises in quality for its new SSD wrk models, which boast an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface that is also fully downward compatible with legacy computers and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high-quality matt-black anodized aluminum and houses custom-packed multi-level-cell NANDs. The maximum read and write speeds are 564 and 456 megabytes per second. The new 1-terabyte versions reach 72.000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second). With a height of only 7 millimeters the SSD wrk 1 terabyte fits even into the slimmest notebook or desktop case.

The SSD wrk for Mac

The SSD wrk for Mac is ideal for upgrading older Apple models to the ultra-fast SSD technology. Specifically the device is equipped with native TRIM support, a feature that works straight out of the box – enabled by default in OS X, including Yosemite. There is no need to install any additional software, drivers or a TRIM enabler. As with all models of the SSD wrk series, the 1 terabyte versions are equipped with additional over-voltage and ESD protection features as well as overload protection and EMS protection. Customer security is provided by a five-year warranty.

“We are happy to announce the extension of the successful SSD wrk-series with the two new 1 terabyte versions. This series now covers the entire consumer SSD spectrum, offering perfectly adapted models for every requirement,” said Roman Rabitsch, CEO of Angelbird.

The two new 1 terabyte models of the SSD wrk are now available for $599.99 USD (483.25 EUR). All prices excl. VAT.

For more Info, visit Anglebird.com

Odyssey 7Q+ Adds 4K/UHD recording over HDMI

Odyssey 7Q+ Adds 4K/UHD recording over HDMI

Convergent Designs just announced the release of the latest addition to the Odyssey line of recorder/monitors, the Odyssey 7Q+. If you’re already familiar with the 7Q, the Odyssey 7Q+ offers all the same features. Apple ProRes recording, access  to camera RAW recording via purchase or rental of preferred CODECs, a huge list of picture analysis tools like RGB waveform, RGB Histogram, False Color, Pixel Zoom with finger drag, three-mode Focus Assist, monitoring LUTs and let’s not forget the multi-stream recording.

Well, if all that wasn’t enough, the Odyssey 7Q+ adds 4K/UHD recording over HDMI. (HDMI 1.4b) The Odyssey 7Q+ has the same basic design and weight as the 7Q.

Convergent Designs is offering 7Q owners a 1yr warranty extension on their 7Q and a $500 credit in their Record Option account with the purchase of a new Odyssey 7Q+.

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For more info visit Convergent Designs. – Press Release