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Western Digital Corporation has announced expansion of its G-Technology brand G-DRIVE storage portfolio with the G-DRIVE USB-C device. The 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. 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 Thunderbolt 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. in 10TB, 8TB and 4TB capacities, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$449.95, US$349.95 and US$199.95, respectively and will be available this quarter through G-Technology resellers around the world.