It’s World Backup Day and I’ve simply obtained the SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD 5TB rugged and moveable exhausting drive to check out. I’d actually love to check this out whereas touring, as that’s what I can be principally utilizing it for, sadly, I’m not leaping on a aircraft for one more month or two.
So listed below are my ideas simply from getting it arrange, operating and utilizing it as a conveyable storage gadget or backup. You’ll additionally discover all that technical stuff I like a lot.
Word: Western Digital despatched us the SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD to assessment and maintain. Nonetheless, it is a fully unbiased assessment. 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
- A little bit heavy
- The interface is USB 3.1 Gen 1, which may very well be up to date to USB 3.2 Gen 2 as an alternative.
SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD Technical Specs
The entire 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+ (through 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 energy you may really feel,” and it does really feel robust. I are likely 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 a little bit higher about doing that.
It additionally feels a little bit bit heavy; weighing in at three-quarters of a pound appears a bit on the weighty facet for carrying round whereas touring. Particularly in the event you’ve converted to Stable State Drives, that could be a large 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 would must be reformatted first.
My plan is to make use of this drive solely for further storage once I’m touring. I’ve been utilizing an ordinary Western Digital My Passport, however this SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD will have the ability to face up to bouncing round in my luggage higher.
Whereas initially my photographs are uploaded through Lightroom Traditional to my MacBook Professional, I may also copy them over to the SanDisk G-Drive Armor ATD. That manner if one thing horrible occurs to my MacBook Professional, I’ll nonetheless have the newest pictures I’ve taken on my journeys.
I’m trying ahead to throwing this in my carry-on bag for my subsequent journey.