Glyph Technologies’ PortaGig is a very small external drive that features a brushed-aluminum case, measures approximately 3×5 (WxD) and weighs less than 10 ounces. It’s bus-powered, so it can be used without needing AC power. If bus power is not available or is insufficient, an optional power supply is available from Glyph.
Available in capacities of 80 GB and 100 GB, PortaGig uses Seagate’s Momentus 2.5-inch drive
technology. It has an 8MB cache and is capable of 35MB/second sustained transfer rates using the FireWire port. With FireWire 400 and USB 2 high-speed interfaces, PortaGig is compatible with Mac, Window, and Linux systems.
Mike Driscoll, Glyph president, comments, “The PortaGig fills a need for our users seeking the
ultimate small drive solution. With a 7,200 rpm drive inside, it has been tested to support audio sessions using sample rates of up to 96 kHz with rather impressive results. It makes recording and editing on location easy, and serves as a handy way to get large amounts of data from one place to another.”
For more information, visit www.glyphtech.com.