G-Technology G-Dock ev and G-Drive ev Review

G-Tech G-Dock ev

The G-Technology G-Dock ev is a new hard drive dock that is something we could really only dream about (if that) before the arrival of Thunderbolt. The G-Dock features two drive bays that accepts G-Technology G-Drive ev and G-Drive ev PLUS that, once inserted, mount on your system over the G-Dock’s Thunderbolt connection.

The novel feature of the G-Dock is that the G-Drives can be ejected and taken with you for use on the go via a USB 3.0 connection on the “portable” G-Drive ev units. However, the G-Drives connect into the dock via a SATA connection instead of the USB 3.0 used for when the drive is portable. A very slick set-up indeed. [Read more...]

1TB Portable USB 3.0 HD for $80 – Deal Alert

Seagate 1TB Portable Drive Sale

Amazon currently has a good deal on a bus-powered (i.e., it runs off the computer’s USB power) USB 3.0 external hard drive at 1TB capacity for $79.99.

Details here at Amazon.  (Make sure you select the 1TB from the drop-down menu circled in the screenshot above.)

As I’ve pointed out before, USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports.  I regularly use a USB 3.0 drive on both my USB 2.0 MacBook and my USB 3.0 desktop and it works like a charm.