It’s World Backup Day and I’ve simply obtained the SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD 5TB rugged and moveable arduous drive to check out. I’d actually love to check this out whereas touring, as that’s what I will likely be largely utilizing it for, sadly, I’m not leaping on a airplane for one more month or two.
So listed here are my ideas simply from getting it arrange, operating and utilizing it as a transportable storage system or backup. You’ll additionally discover all that technical stuff I really like a lot.
Be aware: Western Digital despatched us the SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD to evaluation and hold. Nonetheless, this can be a utterly unbiased evaluation. All ideas about this drive are our personal.
- Straightforward to arrange
- As much as 5TB of storage with switch charges as much as 140MB/s
- Shock resistance as much as 1m on a carpeted concrete flooring for the 4TB and 5TB capability fashions.
- Backed by a 3-year restricted guarantee
- Rain, mud and crush resistance for as much as a 1,000lbs
- Just a little heavy
- The interface is USB 3.1 Gen 1, which might be up to date to USB 3.2 Gen 2 as a substitute.
SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD Technical Specs
All the technical specs for different PGYTECH OneGo Solo are from the product itemizing web page on the Western Digital web site:
- Capability: 5TB
- Type Issue: 2.5”
- Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1
- Connector: USB-C
- Compatibility: macOS 10.12+ (Time Machine appropriate), Home windows 10+ (by way of reformat)
- Suitable with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ 3
- Dimensions: 5.12”L x 3.43”W x 0.83”H
- Weight: 0.77 lb / 0.35 kg
- Guarantee: 3-year restricted guarantee
Within the field:
- G-DRIVE ArmorATD
- USB-C cable
- USB-C to USB-A cable
- Fast Begin Information
SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD — First impressions
Proper out of the field I used to be impressed with the rubber bumper that surrounds the drive. It’s heavy and comfortable on the anodized aluminum enclosure. The field says, “it’s power you’ll be able to really feel,” and it does really feel sturdy. I are inclined to throw an exterior drive in my backpack once I’m heading out someplace regionally or on flights and this may undoubtedly make me really feel slightly higher about doing that.
It additionally feels slightly bit heavy; weighing in at three-quarters of a pound appears a bit on the weighty facet for carrying round whereas touring. Particularly when you’ve converted to Stable State Drives, that may be a big distinction.
SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD — Setup and use
I’m testing this on my 2019 MacBook Professional, 2.4GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 with 32GB 2667 Mhz DDR4 reminiscence. It’s simply plug-and-play on a Mac, easy sufficient. Plug it in and discover the G-Drive in your finder. To be used with Home windows, it should must be reformatted first.
My plan is to make use of this drive solely for additional storage once I’m touring. I’ve been utilizing a typical Western Digital My Passport, however this SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD will have the ability to stand up to bouncing round in my baggage higher.
Whereas initially my photographs are uploaded by way of Lightroom Traditional to my MacBook Professional, I may even copy them over to the SanDisk G-Drive Armor ATD. That means if one thing horrible occurs to my MacBook Professional, I’ll nonetheless have the most recent pictures I’ve taken on my journeys.
I’m wanting ahead to throwing this in my carry-on bag for my subsequent journey.