Glyph Technologies 8TB Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive

BH #GLBBPR8000 • MFR #BBPR8000
Glyph Technologies
Glyph Technologies 8TB Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • Up to 250 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
With an electro galvanized, cold rolled, coil steel and aluminum enclosure, the 8TB Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm 3.1 Type-C External Hard Drive from Glyph Technologies is designed to protect your important data from the elements. Inside this rugged housing is a 8TB hard drive featuring USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity, making it simple to connect directly to Mac computers, as it comes preformatted HFS+. The drive is also compatible with Windows based computers; all that is needed is a quick reformat of the drive. Regardless of the operating system, the Blackbox Pro hard drive spins at 7200 rpm, supports a transfer rate of up to 250 MB/s to transfer even large files quickly and efficiently, and is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports. For added peace of mind, Glyph offers limited 2-year level 1 data recovery, limited 1-year advanced replacement of the drive, and a limited 3-year hardware warranty. Included with the Blackbox Pro is a USB 3.1 Type-C to USB 3.1 Type-C cable, a USB 3.1 Type-C to USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A cable, and an external power adapter.
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Glyph Technologies Plus External HDD Overview

With an electro galvanized, cold rolled, coil steel and aluminum enclosure, the 8TB Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm 3.1 Type-C External Hard Drive from Glyph Technologies is designed to protect your important data from the elements. Inside this rugged housing is a 8TB hard drive featuring USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity, making it simple to connect directly to Mac computers, as it comes preformatted HFS+. The drive is also compatible with Windows based computers; all that is needed is a quick reformat of the drive. Regardless of the operating system, the Blackbox Pro hard drive spins at 7200 rpm, supports a transfer rate of up to 250 MB/s to transfer even large files quickly and efficiently, and is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports. For added peace of mind, Glyph offers limited 2-year level 1 data recovery, limited 1-year advanced replacement of the drive, and a limited 3-year hardware warranty. Included with the Blackbox Pro is a USB 3.1 Type-C to USB 3.1 Type-C cable, a USB 3.1 Type-C to USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A cable, and an external power adapter.

General Features

Rugged Storage for the Rugged Professional

The Blackbox Pro is a tough, professional external hard drive that features USB 3.1 Type-C technology, a professional power supply, and optimized cooling. This drive also works with USB 3.0 and 2.0 connections, making the Blackbox Pro both future proof and backwards compatible.

Time Machine Compatible

The Glyph Blackbox Pro comes prefomatted HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine compatible out of the box. With a simple reformat the Blackbox Pro can be used with computers running the Windows OS.

USB 3.1 Gen 2

Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.1 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.
UPC: 691450002470

Glyph Technologies Plus External HDD Specs

Storage Capacity8 TB
Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
Read SpeedMaximum: 250 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 250 MB/s
Pre-FormatHFS+
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA (Unspecified)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Form Factor2.5"
External Enclosure
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 0.6 A
Cooling SystemPassive
Dimensions (L x W x H)1.7 x 5.1 x 8.2" / 43.2 x 129.5 x 208.3 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.45 x 9.95 x 2.65"

Glyph Technologies Plus External HDD Reviews

Hoping for Durability

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

For me, the name of the game is durability when it comes to external drives. I use them to store lots of video. I have come to trust Glyph as many of my G Drives have failed, sometimes within just a year. This drive, like my other Glyph, is fast, quiet, and durable. My initial backup went quickly, it fires up quickly, and tirelessly works in the background with no problems (so far!)

Great portable Hard Drive

By Andrew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

Can't go wrong with Glyph. One of the best hard drive manufacturers. I only wish there was a 7200 RPM at 4 TB. But 5400 is fine for backups and content. Built strong with a rubber cover. Comes with USB 3.1 Type-C cable and USB Type-C to Type-A for older computers. The warranty is excellent as well!

unexpected ejections

By Felicia
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-14

I loved this fast drive initially, and still do, however it will eject mid project by the slightest bump of the table or shift or movement. If it doesn't move at all it is ok, but that is near impossible.

Awesome Drive

By PATRICIA
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-12

I bought this to replace a G-Technology drive. I have always been uncomfortable with the G drive, the first copy I received was faulty right out of the box. (B&H was great with the exchange!!) And, the second copy has always acted weird (in my opinion). It started getting really slow and was constantly shutting off even with trying to change the settings on my computer. So, in fear of losing everything, I bought this Glyph drive. It has been great right out of the box. Set up was a breeze, transferring files was a breeze. I use an external hard drive to keep my thousands of images, so if the G-Technology drive crashed, I would not have been happy! While I have only had it a few days, I can tell the tremendous difference in the two. Even though the G drive was Thunderbolt this Glyph drive is much more responsive. It's always a crap shoot when buying new gear, so I was a little afraid that I was going to experience the same issues. But, this drive works like a dream! I would totally recommend it.

Snappy. Simple

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

I like glyphs. So far they like me.

My Go-To External Hard Drive

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

I have used Glyph hard drives for many years with my iMacs. Currently, I own about 6 of them to back up my computers and to use as external hard drives for video and file storage. I have found them to be very dependable and at a reasonable cost. I especially like the newer rubberized casings that make them rugged and solidly stackable.

My Go To Video Drives

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

I need a portable drive for video editing om Mac laptop. I fill up one of these every year or two. They work perfectly. (I buy cheaper 8TB WD drives to back these up.)

I use glyphs for everything

By Danielle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

This is my 4th drive - each time I step up to more storage.

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