Western Digital’s G-DRIVE gains USB-C version with up to 10TB of capacity

A few days ago, Western Digital launched its first portable external SSD, ready for the USB-C world. Today she is taking another step in this direction, this time with her brand G-Technology.

The company announced the G-DRIVE USB-C, stylish external hard drive, with high capacity and promise of great reliability.


As the name already indicates, the new drives use the USB-C interface (aka USB 3.1), meaning they are ideal for MacBook owners [Pro] but also include a conventional USB-A cable. Inside we have HDDs of 5,400 RPM, with transfer rates of up to 195MB / s.


Connected to the outlet, the G-DRIVE USB-C 45W of power through its USB-C port. This is plenty of power for a 12-inch (29W) MacBook, but it is slightly below what the 13-inch MacBook Pro needs (60W) and a far cry from the 15-inch (85W) MacBook.

The line will be sold abroad in three versions: 4TB ($ 200), 8TB ($ 350) or even 10TB ($ 500). All come with a three-year limited warranty.

[via MacRumors]