Today Western Digital announced the launch of a new storage and power system that is called the WD G-Drive USB-C.
This new USB-C version of the drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows based systems, with the ability to kit it out with up to 10 TB of storage.
It has also been designed to be a plug and play device and it will come with support for Apple’s Time Machine backup software.
Western Digital explained more about it with the following:
This G-DRIVE device features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with USB-C connector, which enables high-speed performance with Mac and Windows PCs of today and tomorrow and also ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable for compatibility with traditional systems with a USB-A connector. With USB Power Delivery, G-Technology’s G-DRIVE USB-C device provides up to 45 watts of charging capability through the USB-C port, so users can charge the latest MacBook or MacBook Pro without the need of a separate charger.
It can be easily reformatted and is compatible with Windows PCs. Included inside the box is the drive, a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A cable, and compatibility with computers featuring a ThunderboltTM 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface.
You can also find out more about the drive at the source link below. It will be available to purchase in the US this quarter with 4TB, 8TB, and 10TB options available for $199.95, $349.95, and $449.95 respectively.
Unfortunately, we haven’t heard about other worldwide availability or pricing just yet.
Source: Western Digital