G-Tech Week – Everything you need to know before buying a hard drive

Things to know when buying a G-Tech External Hard Drive:

When buying an external hard drive, it’s important to find the right one for your needs. Whether it is backing up family memories, storing 4K video footage or protecting all your important computer data, G-Tech has the solution for you.

They provide a wide range of secure backup devices, that come formatted for Apple out of the box and have at least a 3 year limited warranty on all their products. The following sections will go through a few criteria you should take into
consideration before purchasing.
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Size
Nowadays, the price for a high capacity hard drive is dropping. The average price for a 1TB hard drive is around $100. 1TB is the same as 1,000MB, but let’s put that in perspective. A 1TB hard drive can store about 200,000 photos, 250,000 songs, 76 movies. That’s definitely a lot! G-Tech HDs range from 1TB to 20+TB, ensuring whatever your needs, they’ve got you covered.

Backing Up
G-Tech products are Apple Time Machine compatible – which makes backing up all your memories and data easy! Time Machine keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for all previous months. Setup takes just a few seconds, after which it will backup automatically every time it’s connected to your Mac.

HDD Vs. SSD
There are two main types of storage drives – Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD). HDDs are the most common types of storage drives, although SSDs are quickly becoming more popular and cost effective. HDDs work using moving parts and operate similarly to a record player, using a needle to access data on a rotating disc. Each HDD has a rotations-per-minute speed (RPM). The greater the RPM, the faster the drive.

Connectivity
Recently we’ve seen Apple computers make a move to the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 connection port. Being smaller in size than traditional USB ports, they allow hard drives to be even thinner, lighter and more portable than ever, as well as providing a faster connection. But it’s not just Apple – many PC and cell phone companies are making the move to the more universal USB-C type port.

Thankfully, G-Tech are sure to offer a drive that supports your machine, making hard drives that support USB 2.0; USB 3.0; Thunderbolt 2; Thunderbolt 3 as well as FireWire and eSATA. The USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, found in their higher end models, delivers more speed, pixels and power than ever before.

Durability, Reliability, and Warranty
Durability and Reliability is a very important factor when choosing an external hard drive. All G-TECH HDs comes with a at least a 3 year warranty. Our most durable drive is the G-DRIVE ev ATC. The G-DRIVE ev ATC is a rugged, all terrain drive. It is dust resistant, water protected, series compatible, pressure resistant, and has a 2-meter drop protection. The G-DRIVE ev RAW is the next highest durable drive that’s designed for everywhere you go. This rugged drive supports a 1.5-meter drop protection, making it durable and reliable for on-the-go access. G-TECH have one of the lowest fail rates across all HD manufacturers.

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By Aaron Woods