G-Tech soups up external storage with 7,200rpm hard drives

G-Technology announces at CES 2013 that it now uses high-speed 7,200rpm 2.5-inch hard drives for its G-Drive and G-RAID external storage products.

The G-Tech G-RAID Mini external hard drive.
The G-Tech G-RAID Mini external hard drive. G-Tech

LAS VEGAS--Call it a minor upgrade, but that's what G-Technology has to offer this year at CES.

The storage vendor, which is now part of Western Digital, announced at CES 2013 that it now ships all of its popular G-Technology G-Drive Mini and G-RAID Mini external storage products with high-speed 1TB, 2.5-inch 7,200rpm hard drives.

Thanks to this, the G-Drive Mini, a compact single-volume external drive, now offers up to 136MBps performance speed. The drive offers both USB 3.0 and FireWire 8000 connection types and is bus-powered. It's preformatted for Mac and is now available in a 1TB model that costs $200.

The G-RAID Mini is a dual-volume external hard drive that offers RAID 0 (default) and RAID 1. RAID 0 is tuned for high-speed performance and maximum storage space, while the RAID 1 guards the data against a single drive failure at the expense of 50 percent of storage space. This drive also supports both USB 3.0 and FireWire. It's now available in a 2TB capacity and costs $450.

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