SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced that its new rugged portable storage solution, the G-DRIVE® ev ATC with Thunderbolt, is the recipient of one of the media industry's most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media's Best of Show Award, presented at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas by Digital Video magazine. NewBay Media's Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.
Compatible with the Evolution Series family of external hard drives, the new G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt marries rugged good looks with G-Technology's known quality, performance and reliability. This travel-tough external storage solution features an all-terrain case (ATC) with a tethered Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 cable that shields a high-quality, lightweight1 removable G-DRIVE ev RaW USB hard drive. Featuring a watertight2 drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and the ability to withstand a two meter drop3, data is protected from pressure, shock, water and dust. For added flexibility, the removable case is compatible with the Evolution Series4, easily fitting the G-DRIVE ev or G-DRIVE ev SSD. Perfect for in-the-field-backup, edit, transfer and storage, this durable enclosure leverages a 7,200 RPM-based external hard drive to maximize transfer speed using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0. Formatted for Mac, the external drive can be easily reformatted for Windows.
"Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media's Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications," said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.
"Whether it's the professional photographer on a shoot in Peru, the established executive traveling across the globe or the young student running across campus to print out their term paper, everyone can use a sturdy portable hard drive," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. "We thank NewBay Media and their team for this award. It's an honor to be recognized for the quality, durability and high-functionality that we've put into designing this drive as part of our flexible Evolution Series."
G-Technology's rugged drive will be featured in Digital Video, read by thousands of video professionals in the United States, around the world and online. Digital Video magazine offers technology-focused editorial, in-depth reviews, expert guidance, and tutorials alongside editorial that follows the creative process, examines project challenges and showcases compelling work.
All nominated products also are featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 of readers of Digital Video, TV Technology, Video Edge, Radio World, Radio magazine, Pro Sound News and Sound & Video Contractor after the convention.
The G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt is now shipping. Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing is $229.95 for 1TB. The G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0 will be available in May. Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing is $179.95 for 1TB.
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HGST is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC). HGST sets the pace for storage innovation and is helping the world harness the power of data. Building on its reputation for producing reliable HDDs, SSDs, and developing tighter integration with software, HGST is optimizing storage efficiency and reliability for today's data-centric economy. Founded by the creators of the hard drive, HGST serves a broad range of market segments, including enterprise, cloud, OEM, mobile, consumer electronics and personal storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.hgst.com.
1 Approximately 35% lighter than the G-DRIVE ev
2 1 foot submersion for 30 seconds
3 2 meter drop on a carpeted concrete floor
4 Compatible with G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev SSD and G-DRIVE ev RaW
One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.
GTechnology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.
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