G-TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES STORAGE FOR CREATIVE, MAC AND TECH ENTHUSIASTS WITH THE G-DRIVE USB-C
SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr. 11, 2017 – Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the expansion of its G-Technology brand G-DRIVE storage portfolio with the G-DRIVE USB-C device. The new drive is designed with creative enthusiasts in mind, delivering high-capacity storage with USB-C connectivity for next-generation Mac and PC computers while simultaneously charging compatible USB-C devices like the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. Available in capacities up to 10TB, the G-DRIVE USB-C device is built to provide expansive capacity for storage of HD videos, photos, music, backups and more in a stylish extruded aluminum enclosure. This G-DRIVE device features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with USB-C connector, which enables high-speed performance with Mac and Windows® PCs of today and tomorrow and also ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable for compatibility with traditional systems with a USB-A connector. With USB Power Delivery, G-Technology’s G-DRIVE USB-C device provides up to 45 watts of charging capability through the USB-C port, so users can charge the latest MacBook or MacBook Pro without the need of a separate charger. “The addition of the G-DRIVE USB-C external drive provides tech enthusiasts a single-cable high capacity, high quality storage solution that meets their individual creative needs,” said Mike Williams, vice president of Advanced Technologies, Western Digital. “The G-DRIVE USB-C ensures pros can work seamlessly with the latest computers, and with a USB-C port and support for USB Power Delivery, it allows a user’s charging capability to be more efficient without having to worry about connecting yet another cable to their computer for charging.” The G-DRIVE USB-C external desktop drive is plug and play on Mac and is Time Machine® software ready so you’re able to quickly back up all your files. It can be easily reformatted and is compatible with Windows PCs. Included inside the box is the drive, a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A cable, and compatibility with computers featuring a ThunderboltTM 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface. The product offers a 3-year limited warranty and will be available to purchase in the U.S. this quarter, in 10TB, 8TB and 4TB capacities, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $449.95, $349.95, and $199.95, USD, respectively from g-technology.com and will be available this quarter through G-Technology resellers around the world. For more information on G-Technology offerings, please visit www.g-technology.com. About Western Digital Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.