GNARBOX 2.0 SSD 256GB Rugged Backup Device

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GNARBOX 2.0 SSD 256GB Rugged Backup Device
Key Features
  • 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD Storage Capacity
  • USB Type-C | SD Card Slot | Micro-HDMI
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 350 MB/s
  • Water, Dust, and Shock Resistant
Designed for content creators who prefer to travel without a laptop, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD 256GB Rugged Backup Device offers users up to 256GB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage for backing up photos, videos, and other files. These single-step, one-touch backups with status and checksum can be performed without your laptop, phone, or tablet using the onboard OLED screen and buttons. Content can be backed up to the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD using its two USB 3.0 Type-C ports or its SD card reader. The USB 3.0 Type-C ports feature data transfer speeds of up to 350 MB/s, while the SD card slot operates up to 75 MB/s. Users will also be able to collaborate and share content on HDMI-enabled displays using the integrated micro-HDMI port. The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is also water, dust, and shock resistant, and its metal/rubber enclosure and gasket-sealed port doors help protect it from dust and dirt.
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GNARBOX Rugged External SSD Overview

Designed for content creators who prefer to travel without a laptop, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD 256GB Rugged Backup Device offers users up to 256GB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage for backing up photos, videos, and other files. These single-step, one-touch backups with status and checksum can be performed without your laptop, phone, or tablet using the onboard OLED screen and buttons. Content can be backed up to the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD using its two USB 3.0 Type-C ports or its SD card reader. The USB 3.0 Type-C ports feature data transfer speeds of up to 350 MB/s, while the SD card slot operates up to 75 MB/s. Users will also be able to collaborate and share content on HDMI-enabled displays using the integrated micro-HDMI port. The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is also water, dust, and shock resistant, and its metal/rubber enclosure and gasket-sealed port doors help protect it from dust and dirt.

The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD also features software applications that allow users to advance their professional workflow. Use the Safekeep app for field backups, with file/folder organization and tools for file management. Photographers will appreciate the Selects app, which allows them to preview raw photos, mark selects, use metadata, and prepare images for further editing. In addition to raw images, supported files also include H.264, H.265, ProRes, and MXF media. Metadata applied to images will be recognized in Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Capture One, and other EXIF programs on your desktop system. If you're an iOS user, you can use Adobe Lightroom Classic or LumaFusion to edit.

The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is backed by 4GB of RAM, a 2.4 GHz Intel Quad-Core processor, and integrated Intel HD Quad-Core graphics. Wireless connectivity is achieved using Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) at speeds of up to 867 Mb/s and the removable 3000mAh battery lasts for 3 to 6 hours of continuous use and can be recharged up to 80% in one hour and up to 100% in two hours. Its mobile app is compatible with iOS and Android, while the unit itself is compatible with Windows & macOS.

Included is the GNARBOX 2.0 Battery, a microSD card reader, a USB Type-C cable, a 35W power adapter, three international power adapters, and a carrying lanyard.

General Features

One-Touch Backup

Quickly perform one touch backups without your laptop, phone, or tablet using the integrated OLED screen and buttons. Develop folder presets on the Safekeep app for advanced backups with personalized folder naming conventions.

Built for Professionals

Five-star rate and apply metadata to cull and organize before migrating images into your desktop photo editors like Lightroom CC, Photoshop, or Capture One. Export any sequence created in the field to Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro using XML project exports. Sync files and folders to Dropbox from the Safekeep app. Generate proxies and render into ProRes for seamless integration into your desktop editors before you return to the studio

Apps That Advance Your Workflow

GNARBOX's Safekeep app provides a fast field backup experience, with tailored file/folder organization and tools for file management across your drives. For photographers, GNARBOX's Selects app allows a fast preview of RAW photos, making it easy to mark your selects, use metadata, and save time preparing your images for your next step.

Software Integrations

Integrates with editors such as Adobe Lightroom CC and LumaFusion, providing a seamless editing experiences on your iPhone and iPad.

Rugged & Reliable

The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is built with a rugged military spec designed to withstand water, dust, and dirt. Outside, the metal/rubber enclosure and gasket-sealed port doors help protect against dust and dirt. Inside, a solid-state drive means your data is safe in case of a drop.

View on HDMI Monitors

Collaborate and share by playing your photos and videos in high resolution on HDMI-enabled screens using the micro-HDMI port.

22.8Wh Removable Battery

GNARBOX has a removable battery to provide flexibility in your power management. It comes with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a custom 35W wall plug for 2 hour charging.
UPC: 858161006078

GNARBOX Rugged External SSD Specs

Technical Specifications
Storage Capacity256 GB
Ports2 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x Micro-HDMI
1 x SD Card Reader
Data Transfer SpeedsUSB 3.0 Type-C: 350 MB/s read & write
SD Card Slot: 75 MB/s write
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) up to 867 Mb/s
CPU2.4 GHz Intel Quad-Core
Memory4 GB RAM
Graphics Processor (GPU)Intel HD Graphics Quad-Core
Power Specifications
Battery Life3 to 6 hours of continuous use
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Voltage7.6 V / 2.1 A
Watt Hours22.8 Wh
Recharge Time2 hours
Media Specifications
App CompatibilityiOS 10 or later
Android 5.0 or later
Computer CompatibilitymacOS 10.11 or later
Windows 7 or later
Image CompatibilityRaw file support
Video CompatibilityH.264, H.265, ProRes, and MXF
Dimensions
Dimensions6.0 x 3.0 x 1.16" / 15.24 x 7.62 x 2.95 cm
Weight0.70 lb / 0.32 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 4.9 x 4.6"

GNARBOX Rugged External SSD Reviews

Out of Business. No support. Mine is a brick.

By Jordan
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

I really was glad for my Gnarbox 2.0 when I got it a while back. Travel overseas, backing up my second shooter's cards, was nice to have in my bag! Now... Won't start up. The footage I most recently backed up from a second shooter is on there so now he has to mail a drive... Bummer. Would have otherwise given 3-4 stars. Kinda expensive and not that useful for most people.

Didn't live up to the marketing

By Anthony
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-23

I bought the Gnarbox to streamline my workflow. Most of the videos and adverts showed photographers and content creators in the outdoors quickly backing up their photos, wirelessly accessing them on their phone, tablet, or laptop and then editing and uploading to social media. Literally everything I could ask for as someone who creates social media content for outdoor brands. Maybe this is total user error on my part but boot up and switching between modes is extremely slow, photo previews on my phone are too low quality to be of use, and after a year of owning it, it has crashed and I cannot for the life of me get it to come back to life. To be honest I haven't put forth any effort to reach out to Gnarbox for assistance. If I really need to get photos edited and uploaded quickly its faster and less frustrating to just bring my laptop and card reader into the field or at least leave them in the car and head to the local coffee shop after shooting. Really disappointing because the Gnarbox is not cheap and more than anything I was really excited for this.

Great buddy on the go

By Amund Johne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-29

Probaly the best purchase I have done this year. Works splendid and fast. Could have been a bit more information for Android users though.. Editing photos and videos trough Gnarbox with cable or wifi doesnt work on all Android phones.

First time ever going on vacation without my laptop

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-05

I have always taken my laptop to back up my photos while on vacation or on a photography workshop. The 2.0 SSD was easy to learn how to use and I was able to see my shots on my iPhone. The battery life worked well for me. I used it for 6 days of back up and I still have some juice left. When I got home I was able to check the number of images on my card against the 2.0 SSD.

Solid product. Helpful for travel. Hope to use more often.

By Jordan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-01

When I preordered my Gnarbox I was heading to Africa for a documentary, fresh off a wedding where my second shooter lost a card (he eventually found it...phew) and super pumped for this fast backup where I could verify right away that the transfer was complete, and provide an easy way for me to select some photo/video for those same day social media posts. Fast forward to receiving the Gnarbox 2.0 and I'm convinced that it's an essential tool for the photographer or drone/dslr videographer that is often on the road, in the mountains, and abroad. Safe keeping of those precious files without having to pop your cards in the laptop is worth the peace of mind alone. ( I have a few WD My Passport 4TB HDs where you can pop your SDs in to backup with a push of a button, but...you still need a laptop to verify before you wipe those things.) The Gnarbox is small, light, holds a nice charge, easy to connect to your phone, and the apps are great. They work as advertised, I haven't had a glitch and I love it on my iPad. This week my friend drove us back from a job in Hood River, to Yakima. I sat and edited off of the Gnarbox and it was awesome to get some work done before I got home. In my opinion, the 256GB isn't quite worth it. You really need at least the 512, if not the 1TB if you're shooting any video, if you're going to spend the money to begin with. I mostly shoot video on a BMPCC4k with Samsung SSDs, so I doubt I'll ever dump files to the Gnarbox. But, I shot a wedding on a couple of a7iii's and it was great to have my second shooter backup his cards during dinner (and once more at the end of the night, took 15 minutes for two cards.) Since we shot both photo and video to SDs it came in handy and I loved traveling home knowing I already had a backup. I suffer from that anxiety where you feel like you're going to lose a card the moment it comes out of the camera. If you're always with a laptop, or are staying fairly local and keeping your cards in camera until you get home...the Gnarbox might not be worth the price because it might not get used enough. But, the Gnarbox is definitely a good way to speed up your workflow, and it's definitely worth the price compared to the WD passports with SD backup.

Company went out of business do not buy

By jonathon
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

The company is defunct and this device will no longer work.

NO Support for this device from Gnarbox

By Lukasz
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

I recently purchased this hoping this would solve my backup problems without needing to carry my laptop around. The device works okay however, the App for this product is not available in the App Store! It appears that after their release in 2019 and all the hype behind it they stopped updating the app and got rid of it completely. I am returning this product.

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Asked by: Anonymous
More than one year after all the press announcements and this thing is still nowhere to be seen and no news at all. Comment below from the Gnarbox team says end of Q1 which we’re now past.
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2019-05-24

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Is the internal SSD replaceable/upgradable?
Asked by: Andrew
Hi Andrew, the internal SSD is not replaceable or upgradable due to the weatherproof sealing.
Answered by: GNARBOX Team
Date published: 2019-02-12

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Asked by: Christian
Hi Christian, thanks for getting in touch! You are able to auto-upload from GNARBOX 2.0 SSD to Dropbox using WiFi. You simply need to place your files within the Dropbox folder on your GNARBOX, and the files will upload whenever your GNARBOX is connected to WiFi.
Answered by: GNARBOX Team
Date published: 2022-05-25

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Asked by: Martina
Hi Martina, thanks for getting in touch! For a full list of supported RAW file types, you can check out our website: https://www.gnarbox.com/pages/gnarbox-raw-file-compatibility. Tethering is not currently a supported function of the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD at this time.
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Can I connect an external USB-C drive directly to ...

Can I connect an external USB-C drive directly to the GNARBOX To download files to It without using a computer to execute the transfer process?
Asked by: Celestino
Yes, you can connect an external USB-C drive directly to the GNARBOX and transfer files without the need of a computer.
Answered by: GNARBOX Team
Date published: 2020-08-25

Can you rename files using the image date taken?

Can you rename files using the image date taken?
Asked by: Jerry
Yes, you are able to rename files on the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD 256GB Rugged Backup Device.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2022-03-29

Can you connect a XQD reader to download ...

Can you connect a XQD reader to download pictures?
Asked by: Gilberto
You would not be able to connect a XQD reader to the Gnarbox.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2019-10-29
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