We reviewed Western Digital’s My Passport Go earlier this year and while we recommended it as an economical, decent-looking and portable solution for home or work, we didn’t suggest it for travel. The company sent me their G-DRIVE ev ATC HDD this time and I don’t think there could be a hard drive that’s better made for travel.
It Doesn’t Get More Rugged Than This
The G-Drive is easily the most rugged, all-terrain drive out there. It’s shock-resistant for up to two meters so you don’t have to worry about it being able to endure light falls. Its insane IP66 rating makes it so water proof that it is able to float in water. Yes, you read that right. It’s not just water-resistant, it is fully able to float without undergoing damage. The polycarbonate protective shell shields it against bumps, dust and sand.
The G-Drive has an integrated 3.0 cable that can safely tuck between the drive’s rubber borders where its wire ends. Not only is the design very well thought-out, it also ensures that there’s no possibility of the cable being lost or forgotten. The end of the cable is protected with a rubber cap for increased protection. It’s these thoughtful features in the G-Drive that absolutely win your heart. Overall, the drive is rock solid and just looks like it’s made for serious business. I’d trust the G-Drive for even my most precious games.
But wait, there’s more on how cool the G-Drive is. One clever feature that sets it apart from most other drives is its removable, stand-alone USB 3.0 hard drive inside. G-Technology made sure that their product is suitable for home, work and travel. If you need the G-Drive for light use, you have the option of using just the stand-alone drive that’s inside. There is an additional USB 3.0 cable for the inside drive. It’s light, ultra portable and stays locked shut inside its water-tight drive compartment so you have absolutely nothing to stress about.
Have I mentioned how G-Technology managed to make the drive exceptionally good-looking too? In addition to its portability, the whole drive is made out of high-quality plastic that’s sturdy and gives off an expensive vibe. It is also very minimal, featuring only a “G” logo on the front and blue rubber borders for protection.
It would’ve been a bummer if a drive designed so well had been below-average in terms of performance. But the G-Drive managed to make the grade by being superb in terms of performance as well. 136MB/s was its advertised speed and it came through with a fast data transfer speed. My games totaling 1GB were transferred in less than a minute. The backup overall was swift and simple.
With a three-year warranty, compatibility with every device and 1TB space, I don’t have to look any further to find a hardcore hard drive. The G-Drive ticked more boxes than I could think of and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants an upgrade in terms of storage.
Is it Hardcore?
Take my word for it.
There are very few products I can confidently call flawless. The G-Drive thoroughly impressed me with its design, endurance and performance and I wouldn’t hesitate one bit to call it absolutely perfect.