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WD launches two transportable high-speed drives

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Western Digital Corp introduced two new ultra-transportable solutions to its G-Technology G-Speed Shuttle product family. The new devices are designed for professional content creators who require lightning-fast transfer speed and high-capacity storage solutions that can be moved easily to and from the studio and project sites.

When working in-the-field especially with the rise of streaming video-on-demand (SVoD) services, production teams need to collect footage and move the 4K and 8K content from location to location. The new four-bay G-Speed Shuttle can transfer one hour of 4K footage at 30 frames per second in minutes, at up to 1000MB/s.

“The value of captured video content is immeasurable as it cannot be easily reshot or recovered if lost,” said Scott Vouri, vice president strategy and business development, G-Technology, Western Digital. “One of the biggest pain points facing filmmakers is not having the ability to move the massive amounts of footage quickly and reliably to the next stage of the workflow, physically and virtually.”

G-Speed Shuttle with Thunderbolt 3

  • Capable of handling multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio.
  • With dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, content creators can access up to 48TB and hardware RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 in a four-bay transportable design.
  • Transfer rates up to 1000MB/s, removable 7200RPM enterprise class drives
  • Available in Malaysia in 16TB (RM8000); 24TB (RM9875); 32TB (RM11,635); and 48TB (RM15,790) configurations, inclusive of 6% GST.

G-Speed Shuttle with ev Series Bay Adapters

  • Similar features to the Thunderbolt 3 plus cross-functionality with all ev Series drives and readers.
  • Transfer rates up to 500MB/s, up to 24TB.
  • Available in Malaysia in 20TB (RM8350) and 24TB (RM9600) configurations, inclusive of 6% GST.

The two G-Technology solutions use HGST-branded Ultrastar enterprise-class drives and come with a five-year limited warranty. The drives come pre-formatted for Mac computers but can be easily reformatted for Windows computers with the company’s Windows Format Wizard.

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