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Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive

B&H # GLGPT503 Mfr # GPT50-3000-1102
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 + eSATA + FireWire 800
  • 7200rpm Drive Speed
  • 64MB Cache
  • 8ms Average Seek Time
  • 3Gbps Maximum Transfer Rate
  • Windows, Linux & Mac Compatible
  • Rackmountable via Optional GPT Rack Kit

The 3TB 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 3TB of hard drive storage and a 64MB 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 3TB
Interface 1 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA
2 x FireWire 800
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer 64MB
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 3TB 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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Glyph Technologies3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Attractive (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Quiet (8)
    • Large capacity / good size (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (8)
      • Additional storage (7)
      • Back-up (7)
      • Photo storage (6)
      • File transfer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (10)

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      4.0

      Great Drives

      By Editor Wyatt

      from New York City / Los Angeles

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Capacity
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

        I am editing a feature documentary and need to be very versatile - I travel with my workstation back and forth from New York to LA and these have been my reliable drives for this past year's work.

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

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        5.0

        Great Drive

        By John

        from Evansville, IN

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

          Very good quality drive, sturdy and compact. Very quiet, can hardly hear it running. Very fast also. Love the fact that there is no "wall wart" to contend with. Mac instantly recognized it, no formatting required.

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

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          4.0

          seems sweet

          By outa carolina

          from Clemson, SC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

            4 stars because it doesn't have a track record yet. seems tight out of the box, and all is ok so far.

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

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            5.0

            great!

            By rebecca

            from new york, ny

            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
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

              Can't go wrong with Glyph. I think they have the best warranty.
              Also, this hard drive is more compact than their older ones!

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

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              5.0

              Amazing Drives

              By threelittlebirdstt

              from Tdinidad

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                Built with intelligence, solid and very reliable. I particully like the feature that the firewire has a clip and does not disconnect like other drives. All Glyph needs to do now is start making lighting bolt connections for even faster connections

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

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                5.0

                Best Hard Drive

                By Judie

                from New York, NY

                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
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                  Glyph makes the best hard drives and offers the best customer service. They are pre-formatted for Mac and I just plug it in and go.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Great drive, Great price

                  By picturesInWNY

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                      Great drive. Fairly easy install for the optional rack mount into a portable Gator case. Solid construction. Easy setup. I highly recommend this drive. B&H customer service is second to none.

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

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                      5.0

                      Best external Hard Drive

                      By Rod

                      from Brisbane, Australia

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 3 Year Warranty
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Automatic switch 110-250V
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Internal power supply
                      • Quiet
                      • Very solid built

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup

                      Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                      This is the best external hard drive I've ever had and I have gone through a lot. I use it for my home recording studio running PT10. The speed is good but what's really impressive is the solid built. This thing is like a rock and rack mountable :-) Can't beat the 3 year warranty either.

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

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                      5.0

                      3TB GPT50 - No brainer

                      By Gary

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      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
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                        I use this product to back up all the volumes on my Mac using Time Machine. The capacity is perfect. The drive is really quiet. Unlike the earlier Glyph models, this drive does not have an on/off switch but a button. The plus is that you cant accidentally turn it off (because you have to hold it down for 3 seconds), the minus is that i have to proactively turn it on each time I power up my computer because i have them all connected to a furman power conditioner. The other Glyphs will come on when i power turn on the Furman but I have to remember to turn on the new one so the backups occur. This is really minor though.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great balance of performance and value

                        By 209x50cal

                        from Alberta, CA

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Video

                          Comments about Glyph Technologies 3TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

                          I bought the drive to replace a LaCie Big Disk Extreme that had failed for the second and last time on me. I use the product for video storage and in day to day editing.

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

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