Why do you need a hard drive for photography? To reliably store your photos of course! But, a good hard drive must be more than that – it should offer a good combination of speed, capacity and cost for you to enjoy a healthy digital photography workflow.

Each area of workflow has its own external hard drive requirements and therefore, depending on the stage of the workflow, you will need a drive that:

  • Has a rugged design that offers extreme protection when you’re on the move
  • Offers superior performance and a fast interface connection speed
  • Offers large capacities to backup and archive your photos and videos

The below two G-DRIVE hard drives offer reliable storage, yet each caters to a different set of requirements. The G-DRIVE ev RaW is a rugged portable hard drive that excels at keeping your files safe wherever you go, while the G-DRIVE external hard drive uses fast technologies such as USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt for effortless file transfer and storage. Read more about each below.

G-DRIVE ev RaW USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Rugged Bumper


This is the ultimate travel companion. Designed to work with you and your workflow on the go, the rugged, portable and lightweight G-DRIVE ev RAW is built for life off the road.

Offering capacities of up to 4TB, this portable hard drive lets you quickly access all your photo, video and audio files. Outfitted with technologies that enable fast read speeds of up to 136MB/s, the hard drive is also well suited to photo editing and transferring on-location, so you can go ahead and take many photos without worrying that it will slow you down.

Equipped with a protective rubber bumper and a durable, lightweight enclosure, the G-DRIVE ev RaW portable hard drive delivers storage that is ready to take a few bumps through the day. The rubber bumper is removable and adds an extra layer of shock resistance that helps protect the drive against drops of up to 1.5m. Without the bumper, the drive can survive falls of up to 1.2m

Formatted for Mac 10.9 out of the box, the G-DRIVE ev RaW drive natively supports Time Machine and FileVault, while installing Windows (10, 8.1 and 7) compatibility software is easy. Plug a G-DRIVE ev RaW drive into a G-SPEED Shuttle with ev Series Bay Adapters storage solution and quickly offload, or easily back up media to help simplify your workflow.

The drive operates by bus power, and Plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity delivers ready-made storage right out of the box. The USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and the drive includes a USB-C cable.

  • 1TB & 4TB Capacities
  • USB 3.0 & SATA Interfaces
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 136 MB/s
  • Fast, Enterprise-Class 7200 rpm
  • Ruggedised & Shock-resistant
  • Dimensions: 13.1 x 8.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Weight: 180 g
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  • Compatible with macOS 10.9 and later + Windows 10, 8.1 & 7 (install compatibility software)
  • Compatible with most Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev products

Don’t let fragile equipment slow you down! Invest in a rugged portable hard drive that safeguards your hard work while you’re on the go.

G-DRIVE Hard Drive (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1)


Available in capacities up to 14TB, the G-DRIVE Hard Drive is it ideal for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing or maintaining digital photography libraries. Use it as a backup when you return home after a shoot and a reliable extension to your computer’s internal hard drive. 

Housed in a stylish, solid aluminium case to improve durability, it also offers ultra-fast, high-performance storage thanks to Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 interfaces with 2x 40GBb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and 1x 5Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. Thanks to the addition of Thunderbolt 3, you can use the one port to interface with the host system at speeds of up to 245MB/s and the other ports to daisy-chain up to five additional devices to your G-DRIVE at lightning speed. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10GB/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 and the devices comes with both USB-C and USB-A cables. Also included are 20Gb/s Thunderbolt and power cables, and an AC power adaptor.

While Thunderbolt technology is only available on Mac computers and this e G-DRIVE device is plug and play on macOS 10.12+, it can easily be reformatted for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 by following the instructions in the included G-UTILITIES folder.

  • Available Capacities: 4TB, 6TB, 10TB & 14TB
  • Stylish Aluminum Enclosure
  • Thunderbolt 3 & USB-3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • Up to 245 MB/S Data Transfer Rates
  • Fast, Enterprise-Class 7200rpm
  • Daisy-Chaining for 5 Additional Devices
  • Works with Time Machine, Plug-And-Play Setup on Mac
  • Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.0 x 4.6 cm
  • Weight: 1.24 kg
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The G-DRIVE USB-C drive is a sleek and high capacity drive designed for fast and easy storage back-up at home.

From ruggedised, portable drives that make on-location file transfer a breeze to ultra-fast, high-performance external drives that streamline your editing workflow, G-DRIVE has a solution for you.

Click here to view all G-Technology storage solutions in stock. From small portable and rugged drives to large, multi-bay RAID and NAS solutions, G-Technology – a Western Digital Corporation brand – is the powerful, premium storage solutions company focused on meeting the demanding requirements of the media and entertainment industry.