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Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive

B&H # GLGPT501 Mfr # GPT50-1000-1102
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 + eSATA + FireWire 800
  • 7200rpm Drive Speed
  • 32MB Cache
  • 8ms Average Seek Time
  • 3Gbps Maximum Transfer Rate
  • Windows, Linux & Mac Compatible
  • Rackmountable via Optional GPT Rack Kit

The 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive from Glyph Technologies features next-generation Oxford bridging technology and is redesigned to be smaller and more environmentally friendly. It has an internal power supply and a quiet fan for effective cooling. It is 33% smaller than the Glyph GT050Q, which makes it more portable and convenient.

This hard drive from Glyph has a triple interface, which consists of USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. It has 1TB of hard drive storage and a 32MB cache. It has an average seeking time of 8ms and a maximum data transfer rate of 3Gbps. It is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems.

Triple Interface
This Glyph hard drive provides you with all the ports you need. With FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA ports, you can connect this Glyph hard drive to your external interface of choice
Internal Power Supply
External power supplies are easily misplaced, accidentally unplugged from the drive and take up valuable outlet space. This Glyph hard drive uses an industry-standard power cord and pro-quality internal power supply for the most efficient and reliable power source possible
Effective Cooling
This Glyph hard drive uses a temperature-controlled fan making it overall quieter while still offering proper cooling. The case is designed with front-panel ventilation holes to draw cool air in, while exhausting warm air out the back, which is critical to the performance and reliability of the components
Optional Rack Mount Kits
Transform this Glyph hard drive into a 1U rack-mount hard drive with the optional GPT Rack Kit. The rack kit holds one or two drives in a 1U rack space (sold separately)
Keep Your Data Safe
This Glyph hard drive boasts new features designed to keep your data safe. The intelligent power switch must be held for 3 seconds to power off the drive, guarding against unintended power-off. The multifunction LED shows drive power, activity and also warns of a failing hard drive
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface 1 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA
2 x FireWire 800
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer 32MB
Average Seek Time 8ms
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 3Gbps
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not specified by Manufacturer
System Requirements Mac OS 8.6, 9.x, 10.x
Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Modern Unix-based Linux or BSD

Older versions of Windows, such as 2000 and XP 32-bit, use Master Boot Record which doesn't support volumes larger than 2TB. When the capacity of the drive is 2TB or higher, you must format it using GPT in Windows. GPT format is only supported by Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X. GPT format will not work with XP 32-bit or older Windows operating systems. If you want to use Windows 2000 and/or XP 32-bit, choose a GPT50 that is 2TB or smaller.
General
Mounting Rackmountable via optional GPT rack kit
Power Requirements Power Supply: Internal Universal 100-240 V, 50/60Hz
Environmental Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions 1.6 x 8.6 x 6.5" / 4 x 21.8 x 16.5cm
Weight 4 lbs / 1.8 kg
Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Overnight Advance Replacement
  • 2-Year Limited Free Basic Data Recovery
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Glyph Technologies1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Portable (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (4)
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        • Power user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (5)

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      5.0

      Reliable, heavy duty hard drive

      By Harold the Post Sup

      from New York, NY

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Needs A Thunderbolt Port

      Best Uses

      • High-End Multimedia

      Comments about Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

      We buy Glyph drives on a regular basis for video editing and rarely have any issues. They stay cool while working on them and are housed in strong metal which is great for shipping the drives. It would be nice if it had a Thunderbolt port in it but the Firewire works just fine.

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      • Business

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      5.0

      Always Glyph...only Glyph!

      By Tony Bruno

      from NYC

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

            Been using Glyph drives for a few years now... Have over 20 drives... Always perform for me... The good: a real power cord - no wall warts - and the quad interface is a must have!The bad: they don't ship with the hard case any more... But well worth the investment!From DV to 2K these drives are beasts!

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

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            5.0

            Best media drive in class.

            By Mike Neu

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Video

              Comments about Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

              With the recent quality control issues with G-Raid and G-Drives, these have become the 1st choice go-to drives for our video media storage needs on nearly every television commercial I work.

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

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Waz

              from Queens, New York

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

              When I began looking for an external hard drive, I reviewed several products. I could not understand why the Glyph GTP50 was more expensive than other manufacturers products. After purchasing, I found out why. This product is heavy duty. It is both mac and pc compatible and has cooling fans. Connecting this device to my mac was a breeze. I definately recomend this device to anyone looking for an external hard drive for stationary use because this device is a bit heavy if you intend to carry it around.

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

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Eliz11

              from Oakville, ON

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Video

              Comments about Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

              I've been mostly using the product for audio editing/storing. It's extremely fast and light weight for the type of harddrive it is! The only complaint I have with it, is that the fan is a little louder then I expected. But nothing too annoying to make it unusable. Overall extremely happy with my purchase!

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

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              4.0

              Fast, whisper quiet

              By SAB

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

                Comments about Glyph Technologies 1TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                Very fast external HDD over eSata. My only complaint is that an eSata cable is not provided, you have to buy one separately.

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

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