Last week, Western Digital pulled the wraps off a new WD Black NVMe PCIe SSDaimed at gamers. Today, the company has a new range of SSDs aimed at video producers that need large capacities and ultra-fast speeds for offloading their footage. The three external SSDs all use the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface and encompass the G-Technology D-DRIVE and G-SPEED product families.
The G-DRIVE Mobile Pro offers sustained transfer rate of up to 2,800MB/sec, allowing you to transfer a terabyte of data in seven minutes or less. The drive itself is ready for rough and tumble activity with its shock-resistant design. Power for the drive is provided through the Thunderbolt 3 connection, so you don’t have to worry around luggage around a separate wall wart. Western Digital will offer the G-DRIVE Mobile Pro in two configurations: 500GB for $660 and 1TB for $1,050.
The G-DRIVE Pro ups the stakes with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, which will allow you to daisy-chain five additional peripherals. Western Digital says that the enterprise-class SSD, which offers the same 2,800MB/sec transfer speeds as the G-DRIVE Mobile Pro, has an endurance rating of one full drive with per day and has a stackable design (for users that need multiple drives for their workflow). The G-DRIVE Pro is available in 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB ad 7.68TB capacities priced at $1,400, $2,100, $4,100 and $7,600 respectively.
Finally, there’s the G-SPEED Shuttle, which is a beefy external solution that has a total of eight SSDs that can be configured with hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, or 50. The removable SSDs are preconfigured from the factory in RAID 5. The G-SPEED Shuttle is available in either an 8TB or 16TB configuration, priced at $5,100 and $7,600 respectively.
All of the aforementioned external SSD products are backed by a 5-year warranty, with the G-DRIVE Mobile, G-DRIVE Pro, and G-DRIVE Shuttle shipping in Summer, May, and April respectively.