GDrive is now part of WD, and now the SSD itself named Mobile Pro SSD has been announced at IFA 2018. Its speed is equivalent to Samsung’s SSD X5 because of the same interface NVME 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3.0. The difference lies in the style.
High-speed drives are made not only for storage but also for direct work. For example, you can set up the video, processing the image when the video and the image are on the external drive rather than having to copy to the machine as before.
And with a speed of more than 2000MB/s, it’s clearly faster than a laptop or desktop drive. Not only Samsung, GDrive, and many other companies also make high-speed mobile drives like this.
The difference of the GDrive Mobile Pro SSD compared to Samsung Portable SSD X5 is more beautiful design, stronger, more durable. However, it is much larger than the X5. Both do not have a built-in Thunderbolt cable, which we use with external cables attached to the port. This is a point we do not like on two high-speed external SSDs were displayed at this year’s IFA event.
To achieve high speeds, these drives are required to use the Thunderbolt standard. Other external connectivity standards are not as fast as Thunderbolt 3.0. GDrive Mobile Pro SSD has an external Thunderbolt port and we have to attach the cable to use. We like the built-in cable. Mobile SSDs up to 560MB/s are small and the Mobile Pro SSD speeds up to 2800MB/s.
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