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.

GNARBOX Rugged External SSD Specs

Technical Specifications
Storage Capacity
256 GB
Ports
2 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x Micro-HDMI
1 x SD Card Reader
Data Transfer Speeds
USB 3.0 Type-C: 350 MB/s read & write
SD Card Slot: 75 MB/s write
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) up to 867 Mb/s
CPU
2.4 GHz Intel Quad-Core
Memory
4 GB RAM
Graphics Processor (GPU)
Intel HD Graphics Quad-Core
Power Specifications
Battery Life
3 to 6 hours of continuous use
Battery Capacity
3000 mAh
Voltage
7.6 V / 2.1 A
Watt Hours
22.8 Wh
Recharge Time
2 hours
Media Specifications
App Compatibility
iOS 10 or later
Android 5.0 or later
Computer Compatibility
macOS 10.11 or later
Windows 7 or later
Image Compatibility
Raw file support
Video Compatibility
H.264, H.265, ProRes, and MXF
Dimensions
Dimensions
6.0 x 3.0 x 1.16" / 15.24 x 7.62 x 2.95 cm
Weight
0.70 lb / 0.32 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 4.9 x 4.6"

GNARBOX Rugged External SSD Reviews

Don't. I have an expensive paperweight.

By Marsha
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I bought a Gnarbox with the hope of using it while traveling. It has never worked consistently. It boots partially, then stalls. The one I have is unreliable and, for me, unusable. Tech support was not helpful. It's an expensive black brick. Get something else.

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.

Love it

By Hardik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

Love it. very handy to use as a backup on location.

Nice Product. Good Purchase

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-13

Purchased a 1T unit prior to a recent multi national park excursion. Set up was fairly simple. A few missteps on downloading photos to the proper file structure but those were my error, not the machine's. Now that I have used it in the field, I'm very satisfied with the purchase. Consider packing a dedicated SSD drive with the Gnarbox and using the multi-download function to provide two copies with one download. Would recommend this to any level photographer. Especially those days of compressed shooting when returning to your computer is not practical and WiFi/Internet is not readily available. Swap out memory cards before you return to your computer and you have 3 backups. Personally, I believe in the more-is-better camp. My wife and I filled the 1TB in a week's shooting so would recommend the 1 TB unit. This shooting only RAW. This unit now goes into the field on every outing. Excellent product.

Simply great

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

Had this for over a year and love it - works first time every time Great easy back up easy to access and edit on my iPad and post anywhere New software update excellent for cloud back up Overall made my life on the road taking and editing pictures so much easier My one minor issue is I wish software updates were easier but overall flawless love it

Not Ready for Prime Time

By Jack
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-12

I purchased the gearbox so that I could travel with an iPad rather than a laptop. The device arrived yesterday. I returned it today after spending four or five hours trying to get it up and running. I watched the online videos; they were out of date. I tried first on my iPadPro, and it never connected to the Wifi. I tried it on an older, smaller iPad and got it to work somewhat. The included software did not have an intuitive interface. The integration with Mobile Lightroom was marginal. It was going to be a chore to process a lot of images and store the results on the Gnarbox. The wired connection never worked. I contacted technical support, using asymmetric e-mails trying to troubleshoot the problem. After a lot of frustration, I sent the device back today. I'll continue to travel with a laptop. Even if you get it to work, it is just too expensive of a solution given the marginal benefits. The fault really lies with Apple for not making the file system similar to a compute file system (fully accessible) and providing a way to connect a portable hard drive and SD card reader directly to the iPad--yes I know there are work arounds. Overall, this was a lousy experience.

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.

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.

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When will this be available?

When will this be available?
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

Is the internal SSD replaceable/upgradable?

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

Is there a way to auto-upload from gnarbox to ...

Is there a way to auto-upload from gnarbox to dropbox using a cellphone hotspot?
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

The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is compatible with ina Canon ...

The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is compatible with ina Canon EOS R for seconds while the camera is firing this is doing a backup automatically? Thank you
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.
Answered by: GNARBOX Team
Date published: 2018-12-17

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

If I only buy two of this for personal using, do ...

If I only buy two of this for personal using, do I need any license to bring this from USA to China ?
Asked by: Zihao
You so not need a license to travel with the GNARBOX, but any lithium-ion regulations when traveling may apply.
Answered by: GNARBOX Team
Date published: 2020-08-26
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