SanDisk Professional introduced the G-DRIVE USB 3.2 Gen 2 series of external hard drives with capacities up to 22TB. The USB external hard drive is based on traditional 7200 rpm Ultrastar enterprise-class hard drives. PC external hard drive provide declared read and write speeds from 250 MB/s to 280 MB/s, depending on the capacity, starting from 4, 6, 12, 18, and 22 TB.
The body of the HDD external device is made of anodized aluminum, while the drives can be combined into clusters if the need arises. USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) interface.
SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE UltraStar enterprise-class hard drives with a rotation speed of 7200 rpm. A slightly strange decision to use classic “hard drives” instead of modern SSDs. However, SanDisk says SSDs are better suited for image editing, while classic HDDs are still a great solution for enterprise backups.
The anodized aluminum body is highly durable and has two mounting points for attaching to a mounting plate or other production equipment. For desktop use, the G-DRIVE hard drive offers LED backlight brightness adjustment with three modes to choose from. The SanDisk USB external hard drive has been formatted for Mac out of the box, or you can reformat it for Windows.
Price and availability
SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE USB 3.2 Gen 2 series of external hard drives pricing starts from $209.99 / £189.99 for the 4TB model and goes up to $649.99 / £649.99 for the model with 22 TB storage. It can be purchased via Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, and Amazon.co.uk websites. The drives are covered by a 3-year limited warranty.
SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE USB 3.2 Gen 2 features
- Capacity: 4, 6, 12, 18 or 22 TB
- Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
- Transfer rate: up to 280MB/s
- Powered by AC adapter
- 7200 RPM Ultrastar enterprise hard drive
- Stackable aluminum housing
- Two attachment points
- Plug and play
- Pre-formatted for macOS 10.12 and later
- Windows Compatibility
Earlier this year, Seagate announced a family of external HDD drives inspired by the Star Wars franchise. The Grogu Special Edition FireCuda, The Mandalorian Special Edition FireCuda, and Boba Fett Special Edition FireCuda external hard drives have a capacity of 2 TB.