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Glyph Technologies 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM)

B&H # GLPG621B1500 Mfr # PG621B-1500
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Product Highlights
  • eSATA
  • FireWire-800
  • FireWire-400
  • USB 2.0
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • Span
  • 7200RPM

The 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM) from Glyph-Technologies is a dual-drive portable RAID system. The drive can connect to your computer via eSATA, FireWire-800, FireWire-400, or USB 2.0. It draws power via the FireWire-800 bus, allowing you to transfer data and power over a single cable when connected via FireWire-800.

It can be configured as a RAID 0 for maximum performance, a RAID 1 for maximum security, or as a spanned volume. Integrated fans keep the disks cool during operation. When connected via eSATA, the drive can transfer data at speeds of up to 177 MB/sec. An external power supply is included for use with computers that lack FireWire-800.

Dual-Drive, Portable RAID Storage Solution
The PortaGig 62 offers 1.5 TB of capacity in a small package, complete with a cooling fan and rear power switch. With two internal SATA drives, it uses the next-generation Oxford 936 chip, supporting RAID 0, RAID 1 and Spanning. Connected by FireWire-800, USB or eSATA, it reports the health of the two internal drives using Glyph Manager. A software utility for setting the drive mode, Glyph Manager also reports case temperature, fan speed, individual drive health and temperature, as well as any drive errors or rebuild failures. Glyph Manager constantly monitors the health as a background task using S.M.A.R.T. commands and if a problem is detected, it alerts the user by blinking the front LED red and bouncing an icon in the Mac OS X dock or displaying an error balloon from the Windows System Tray. By predicting drive failure, you have a chance to backup your data before any is lost.
Speeds and Performance
PortaGig 62 drives are available in 7200RPM and 5400RPM models and use only Seagate brand hard disk mechanisms. Seagate drives live up to their reputation for performance, quality and durability. All models of the PortaGig 62 perform well in an audio environment, however the 7200rpm models have slightly higher track counts compared to the 5400rpm models due to their higher transfer rates.
Tested and Approved
The PortaGig 62 has been qualified with Digidesign Pro Tools to support over 70 tracks of 24-bit/48k audio, with edits.
Superlative Warranty
Glyph-Technologies offers the best warranty in the industry, including a 3 year product warranty, 2 years of free Level I Data Recovery, and 1 year of free overnight advance replacement.
Performance
Capacity 1.5TB
Interface 2x 9-Pin FireWire-800
1x eSATA
1x USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
Drive Speed 7200RPM
Buffer 8 MB
Average Seek Time 8 ms
Sustained Data Transfer Rate FireWire-800: 76 MB/sec (Read), 71 MB/sec (Write)
eSATA: 177 MB/sec (Read), 178 MB/sec (Write)
System Requirements Apple OS 8.6, 9.X, 10.X
Microsoft Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Modern Unix-based, Linux, or BSD
General
Mounting Portable
Power Requirements FireWire bus-powered
AC: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 1.7 x 3.6" (12.2 x 4.3 x 9.1 cm)
Weight 1.2 lbs (560 g)
Glyph Technologies 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM)
  • FireWire-800 (9-Pin to 9-Pin) Cable
  • USB Cable (A to Mini-B)
  • Universal AC External Power Supply
  • Glyph Manager Software Installer Disc
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • 2-Year Free Basic Data Recovery Policy
  • 1-Year Advance Replacement (US Continental 48 States Only)
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    Glyph Technologies1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM)
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (4)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Large capacity / good size (4)

    Cons

    • Noisy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (3)
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      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (3)

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    4.0

    Solid Hardware for Professionals

    By Edosama

    from NYC

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Extremely Reliable
    • High Capacity
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Audio Sample Library
    • Video

    Comments about Glyph Technologies 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM):

    Useful for audio and Video applications.
    for best transfer rates, use the e-sata or firewire 800 ports. Toward the end of its life, this drive can get noisy, but that gives you plenty of time to back up your data. I've even rescued gigs and gigs of data from an old portagig before I replaced it with---a new portagig.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    4.0

    1.5 TB Glyph Portagig 62

    By C

    from Maui, HI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Glyph Technologies 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM):

    Great product! Surprised by how loud the fan is, but otherwise totally satisfied!

    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    4.0

    great portable video editing HD

    By +

    from NYC

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Glyph Technologies 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM):

    Sometimes makes a weird noise. I have the 1TB and it does the same thing. Otherwise, works well.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    love my 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 by glyph

    By not me

    from youngstown, ohio

    About Me Power user

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about Glyph Technologies 1.5 TB PortaGig 62 USB2.0 Hard Drive (7200RPM):

      great unit, raid 0, raid 1 capable. quiet, robust, three methods of connectivity. great warranty. i'll be buying more of them. using for audio production, mostly, in a Sonar X1 environment. works well in real time, very fast transfer rate. glyph is the industry standard, by the way. why would you buy and use anything else?

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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