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Glyph Technologies 500GB PortaGig 50 Portable Hard Drive (7200rpm)

B&H # GLPG501B500 Mfr # PG501B-500
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Product Highlights
  • eSATA
  • FireWire-800
  • USB 2.0
  • 7200rpm

The PortaGig 50 Portable Hard Drive from Glyph Technology is a fast, powerful, and compact portable hard drive perfect for media professionals. With dual FireWire-800 ports, a USB port, and an eSATA port, the portable hard drive can connect to a wide variety of devices. The drive supports a bus-powered option, or can be powered using the provided AC adapter. Boasting 500GB of space and running at 7200rpm, the PortaGig is a high-quality hard drive for all your media needs.

The small, portable, PortaGig 50 is housed in an aluminum enclosure and runs quietly with its fanless design. Connected by FireWire-800, USB or eSATA, it reports the drive's health and temperature as a background task using Glyph Manager, notifying you if your drive needs attention. PortaGig 50 has a rear power switch, uses an Oxford 934 chip, and is finished off with a classic Glyph styling and a stainless steel face plate. Designed for field recording, moving audio, video, graphics, and prepress files, it includes a universal power supply and a carrying sleeve.
Speeds and Performance
The PortaGig 50 drive runs at a fast 7200rpm, and uses Seagate SATA II hard disk mechanisms. Seagate drives live up to their reputation for performance, quality, and durability.
Tested and Approved
The PortaGig 50 has been qualified with Digidesign Pro Tools to support over 70 tracks of 24-bit/48k audio, with edits.
The Warranty
The PortaGig includes a 3-Year Limited Warranty, 2-Years of Free Level I Data Recovery, and 1-Year of Free Overnight Advance Replacement
Capacity 500GB
Interface FireWire-800, USB 2.0, eSATA
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Cache 8MB
Average Seek Time 8ms
Sustained Data Transfer Rate eSATA: 83MB/s Read, 81MB/s Write
FireWire-800: 76MB/s Read, 65MB/s Write
System Requirements Mac OS 8.6, 9.x, or 10.x; Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, or 7; Unix; Linux; BSD
Mounting External
Power Requirements Bus-Powered Option (requires two USB ports)
AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Environmental Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 1 x 3.6" (12.2 x 2.5 x 9.1cm)
Weight 0.5 lb (0.3kg)
Glyph Technologies 500GB PortaGig 50 Portable Hard Drive (7200rpm)
  • FireWire-800 Cable
  • USB Y-Cable
  • Power Supply
  • 3-Year Full Warranty
  • 2-Year Free Basic Data Recovery Policy
  • 1-Year Advance Replacement (US Continental 48 States Only)
  • Cables & Adapters

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    Pearstone -  3.3' eSATA Male to eSATA Male Cable (Black)
    • You Pay: $4.95


    Kramer -  VS30FW 3-Port FireWire-800 Repeater/Hub
    • You Pay: $140.00

    Host Adapters

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    Sonnet -  Tempo SATA E2P 2-Port eSATA PCI Express Host Adapter - Mac/Win
    • You Pay: $37.53
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