PortaGig 800 Adds 500

Aimted at recording engineers and traveling musicians
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Glyph Technologies’ line of pocket-sized PortaGig 800 FireWire 800 external hard drives has added a 500 GB model.

The new model uses an Oxford 934 control chip and a Seagate Momentus 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. Disc spin speed is 7,200 RPM. An 8 MB cache keeps data flowing smoothly. Data flow tops out at 76 MBps sustained.

The unit also features dual FireWire 800 ports along with a USB 2.0 port. Bus power eliminates the need for a power supply. Seagate’s G-Force automated anti-shock technology protects the drive in the event of a fall. The product is available in a black anodized aluminum case. The drive should function with any Windows, Mac or Linux system.

Glyph Technologies President Phil French said the PortaGig is the suitable small-drive solution for a traveling musician or recording engineer. “It’s built in a compact yet sturdy enclosure and can handle up to 56 audio tracks at 96 kHz.”

Glyph offers a three-year warranty and overnight replacement during the first year.


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