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This tiny and durable external hard drive Is great for travel
Credit: WD

I’ve written about my use of external hard drives in the past, including here and here. The fact is that there are many good and durable external hard drives to choose, and most/all of them will enable you to back up your files (including your travel photos) so that they’re safe if anything happens to your laptop or other device.

Well, just in time for the holiday season, I discovered a new external hard drive to feature: the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD from G-Technology. The G-DRIVE comes in 500GB ($109.95), 1TB ($183.44) and 2TB ($299.99) sizes, all of which come in a sleek, black, aluminum shell. What’s really amazing, though, is the size of the G-DRIVE. It’s just 3.74″ x 1.97″ x 0.57″ and yet it’s extremely durable, which makes it easy to travel with.

More on the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD durable external hard drive

Straight from the WD website, here are the specs:

  • Ruggedized Storage: Built using hand-picked components to withstand tough conditions in the field, this durable drive provides ruggedized storage you can trust. And with the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD, you get IP67 water and dust resistance, 3-meter drop protection, and a 1000lb crushproof rating.
  • High Speed To Edit Faster: Featuring transfer speeds up to 560MB/s, the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD is among the fastest external SSDs available so 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-C™Connector: The G-DRIVE Mobile SSD is ready for newer computers and other laptops through a reversible USB-C port with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, and comes with a USB 3.0/2.0 cable adapter for backwards compatibility.
  • Shock And Vibration Resistant: Solid state drives don’t utilize moving parts, so the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD is able to endure accidental bumps or drops to help protect against data loss and system failures.
  • Think Big. Travel Light.: Available in capacities up to 2TB1, the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD provides light, pocket-sized storage to keep your 4K footage, RAW photos, and media libraries to edit and save, wherever, whenever.
  • Windows Compatible: You can make your G-Technology drive Windows compatible whether you’re working with the latest macOS or Windows based computer. Learn more about Windows compatibility solutions here (link).
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty: Offering an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty, the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD is ready to provide high-performance storage for years to come.


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