Portable SSDs aren’t new, but just the other day Western Digital launched their first portable SSD with USB-C. Given that more computer makers are expected to eventually adopt USB-C in the future, it represented an option for customers who own USB-C laptops or for those who want to futureproof themselves.
However if the SSD wasn’t enough storage for you, you might be interested to learn that Western Digital has since announced the launch of USB-C G-Drives with storage capacities of up to 10TB. Given the size of these G-Drives, clearly these are aimed at users who do not really plan on bringing them around.
The best part is that according to Western Digital, these drives thanks to the use of USB-C can also charge laptops like the 12-inch MacBook and the MacBook Pros, kind of like how the LG UltraFine displays can also help power the laptops it is attached to. However it should be noted that the drives provide up to 45w of power, meaning that for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, it might merely be enough to extend its battery as opposed to charging it.
However it should be enough to juice the smaller 12-inch MacBook. In terms of pricing, customers can expect the G-Drive to be priced starting at $199.95 for the 4TB model, going up to $349.95 for the 8TB model, and $449.95 for the 10TB version.
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