Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/20/gtech_hdd/

Mac-friendly external hard drives launched

Made from planes, sort of

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 20th November 2008 15:39 GMT

Storage firm G-Technology has launched a four-strong range of Mac-friendly external hard drives, each cast from "aircraft grade" aluminium.

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G-Tech's Mini Combo: one of four models available

Every HDD in the fanless G-Drive range comes pre-formatted in the Mac’s native file format - HFS Plus - and supports Mac OS X's Time Machine automatic back-up system. You’ll have to reformat the drive if you want to use it with Windows.

The 2.5in Mini Combo G-Drive is available in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacity options, with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 support. Another 2.5in option is the Mini Triple, which ships as either a 250GB or 320GB drive with USB and FireWire 400/800 connection capability.

G-Tech’s two 3.5in HDD options, the Combo and the Q, are both available as 500GB or 1TB capacity drives. But while the Combo supports USB and FireWire 400, the Q also supports FireWire 800 and eSATA connections.

Prices start at around £100 ($170/€125).