If you’re a creative, you know how important the right tech can be for a productive, efficient workflow. That’s true no matter what you’re creative in -- whether it be graphic design, audio production, or videography. Finding the right storage solution could not only save you time, but save you money, too.
Excellent storage is a big part of all these creative crafts. For some, high-end storage is necessary for simply backing up files. For others, it’s used to quickly and efficiently transfer files from one place to another on the go. And for others, it can play a role in expanding how much a computer or mobile device can store in the first place.
No matter what your creative outlet is or what your storage needs are, G-Technology and SanDisk have something for you. Here’s a rundown of their solutions, and how they could enhance your creative workflow.
G-DRIVE Mobile SSD
Who it’s for: On-the-go professionals who want a rugged drive combined with the speed and reliability of solid-state storage
Storage*: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Cost (MSRP): $139.95 - $299.95
Want a rugged, fast solid-state drive that can handle the abuse of in-the-field photography and videography, and then transfer all those files quickly? The G-DRIVE Mobile SSD is the way to go. The drive comes in at $139.95, and for that price you’ll get the reliability and super-fast transfer speeds associated with solid-state storage. In fact, this drive can transfer files at speeds of up to a hefty 560MB/s*.
The drive is water-resistant, dust-resistant, and has a huge 1000lb crush-proof rating. It’s even drop-proof up to 3 metres**. In other words, if you want a drive that you can chuck in a bag and not have to worry about, this is the one for you.
G-DRIVE Desktop HDD with Thunderbolt 3
Who it’s for: Professionals who need a ton of storage for desktop use
Storage*: 4TB, 6TB, 10TB, 14TB, 18TB
Cost (MSRP): $319.95 - $769.99
Need a ton of storage for desktop use? At a maximum capacity of 18TB*, you can’t beat the G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3. This drive features both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 interfaces, and as a result, offers very fast speeds of up to 250MB/s*. It also has a sleek and stylish design that should look great on any desk. In other words, this drive is perfect for those who want to store a ton of files, and who don’t plan on moving their drive around all that much.
Out of the box, the G-DRIVE device supports plug-and-play use on a Mac, and works with Time Machine. You can, however, easily format it to work with Windows too.
Who it’s for: Photographer and videographers in the field who need durable, high-capacity storage
Storage*: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 5TB
Cost (MSRP): $79.99 - $169.99
Are you looking for a rugged drive that can handle the hardships of an on-the-go lifestyle? The G-Technology ArmorATD is the way to go. This hard drive is built to handle any situation, helping to protect your files from rain and dust, and it’s even crush-resistant to up to a massive 1000lbs.
This drive is perfect for in-the-field photographers and videographers who need a high-capacity drive that can store all the photos and videos you’re likely to capture in a day. It comes in storage amounts of 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and a hefty 5TB*, plus you’ll get a 3-year limited warranty, and a USB-C connection that can deliver transfer speeds of up to an impressive 140MB/s*.
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFAST 2.0 Memory Card
Who it’s for: Creatives who need ultimate performance for their cameras or camcorders
Storage*: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Cost (MSRP): $139.99 - $579.99
Next up is the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFAST 2.0 Memory Card, which is purpose-built for those who need ultimate performance for their cameras, camcorders, or broadcast equipment. The card comes in storage amounts of between 64GB and 512GB*, and is guaranteed to perform at a massive 130MB/s* in sustained video performance. That ensures cinema-quality 4K video recording. Not only that, but the card also offers write speeds of up to 450MB/s* and data transfer speeds of up to 525MB/s*.
The card also comes with a RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software download offer1, which can help you recover any lost or accidentally deleted files -- making it one of the safer options out there.
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B
Who it’s for: Creatives who need incredible speed for 4K video
Storage*: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Cost (MSRP): $109.99 - $579.99
Last but not least is the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card, which is perfect for those who need lightning fast speeds for RAW 4K video. This card oozes speed -- and you’ll get a read speed of up to a massive 1,700MB/s*, and write speed of up to a huge 1,400MB/s*. That means that you’ll get super smooth RAW 4K video capture.
The card is pretty versatile, too. It’s backwards compatible with select XQD cameras that adopt firmware enabling CFexpress, and comes with a RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software download offer1, to help keep your data safe and sound. And, in case you’re still worried, you’ll get a limited lifetime warranty.
*For all products above: as used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes and 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment. As used for transfer rate, 1MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Product specifications subject to change without notice.
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