One of the great novelties that have plagued the world of external hard drives is that SSDs have come to stay and, above all, surpass traditional models thanks to faster reading and writing speeds, less space and virtually imperceptible noise levels. Of course, for the moment they are still solutions a little more expensive than normal.
Thus, GigaDrive has just presented and put on sale, through a crowdfunding campaign, a new SSD that promises to achieve the fastest transfer numbers in the world, thanks to the use of the Thunderbolt 4 standard that allows you to read and write at speeds of up to 2,800 MB / s. Figures that seem incredible but are already within the reach of many manufacturers.
Fast, small and with huge storage
These new GigaDrive SSDs feature a hyper-fast connectivity that lead to overheating, which is why they are equipped with a small cooling system which greatly limits temperatures. Even so, this model takes advantage of the improvements of Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 technology to, through its NVMe M.2 drive, offer transfer speeds of 2,800 MB / s., Even in high capacities such as 4TB.
Its design is very compact and is prepared to receive any blow without causing damage, to which it joins a IP67 certification that keeps it away from liquids and dust and is practically possible even to submerge it for a few seconds without suffering any damage. Say that it is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) but, in that case, the read and write speeds will be noticeably lower.
This hard drive we can connect it to practically any device such as computers, tablets, drones, cameras, smartphones (with the right cable, either USB-C, or Lightning), and it is not necessary to install any specific software. Simply plug in and start downloading or uploading to the device all the information we want to have a backup copy of.
If you are interested in getting it, you have it in the crodwfunding phase on Indiegogo, in various configurations and prices. The cheapest is the 1TB GigaDrive, which is priced at 130 euros. If you want much more storage, you have the 4TB option that goes up a bit more, although it has a 48% discount and stays at the 305 euros. If you prefer an intermediate alternative, you have a 2TB model for a price of 186 euros and, as in all other cases, with a delivery date for July of this year.