Glyph Technologies 18TB Blackbox PRO Enterprise Class 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive

BH #GLBBPR18KENT • MFR #BBPR18000ENT
Glyph Technologies 18TB Blackbox PRO Enterprise Class 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 18TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • Up to 260 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
With an electro galvanized, cold rolled, coil steel and aluminum enclosure, the 18TB Blackbox PRO Enterprise Class 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 18TB 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 260 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 Type-C to Type-C cable, a USB Type-C to Type-A cable, a removable external cover, and an external power adapter.
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Glyph Technologies External HDD Overview

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With an electro galvanized, cold rolled, coil steel and aluminum enclosure, the 18TB Blackbox PRO Enterprise Class 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 18TB 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 260 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 Type-C to Type-C cable, a USB Type-C to Type-A cable, a removable external cover, 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.
Stay Cool Under Pressure
Don't be afraid to put the Blackbox PRO to work. The rugged aluminum shell acts as a heatsink, keeping the internal hard drive at its optimal temperature to deliver higher sustained speeds.
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: 691450004016

Glyph Technologies External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB-C 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
Inputs/Outputs1 x USB-C (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
Storage CapacityTotal: 18 TB
1 x 18 TB SATA 2.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read SpeedMaximum: 260 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 260 MB/s
Pre-FormatHFS+
External Enclosure
MaterialAluminum
Cooling SystemPassive
Electrical
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 0.6 A
General
Dimensions8.2 x 5.1 x 1.7" / 208.3 x 129.5 x 43.2 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.365 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.2 x 11.2 x 2.6"

Glyph Technologies External HDD Reviews

Best large storage external HD I've used so far

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-30

I currently own this Glyph HD (18TB) and a SanDisk G-Drive (12TB) which I purchased about a year ago. I use them both as archival drives for video client projects and occasionally work on projects right off of them. Both have similar specs (both USB-C drives, however the Glyph is Gen 2 whereas the G-Drive is Gen 1). So far I like the Glyph a lot more for these reasons: 1. It's much quieter and doesn't sound like it's breaking when I use it. The G-Drive is strangely noisy. 2. While working on projects stored on the HD or even just transferring files to it using Finder on my Mac, the G-Drive falls asleep after only a minute or so of inactivity. It then takes several seconds to spin back up in order for me to resume work. Tech support referred me to Apple about it, saying it wasn't a G-Drive issue, but I was doubtful of that. The Glyph doesn't fall asleep and just works so much more smoothly. 3. Price of the Glyph was lower even though I got 6TB more space. Super happy with this purchase and only wish I'd known about Glyph sooner!

Fast & quiet HD

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

Fast and quiet hard drive with huge capacity

I've been wanting a Glyph.

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

My first look at a glyph was in a music catalogue a few years back; I just had to give one a go sometime. It's my time machine, and so far all is well. B & H is becoming a go to place for me .

Great high capacity drive at a great price

By Ned
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

The drive is the highest capacity I own. It has a fast read/write speed and quick internal drive mechanism as well. I am using it to back up a large OneDrive and Sharepoint server online to have a local copy. I have backed up 4 TB and still have lots of room to spare.

Great Drive so far

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

Great drive! I've owned another Glyph and it has performed great. This one is bigger and I'll be using it to make sure it's as good. Easy drive to work with.

Reliable - Dependable - Great

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-15

This is my 8th glyph drive. These are incredibly reliable drives. Every time I need to have my data backed up and backed up again these have never let me down. I have 4 of these Blackbox pros. (14Tb and 20Tb) Each of them has been exceptionally reliable. The speed of these drives is very good at approximately 260 MBS. The outside skin feels like silicone rubber.They look pretty cool on my desk. They just barely get warm after about 12 hours of writing to them. They are durable enough to use as a portable drive,. If you need a portable or desktop drive these do the trick. Enjoy!

Frequently Ejects and Remounts

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-15

The drive I purchased, as many others have discovered, turns itself off and then back on, sometimes frequently (even before being connected to a computer). I filed an RMA and returned it to Glyph. They claimed they could not replicate the problem, but sent me a replacement. The replacement drive was even more defective and erratic. I tried many different solutions, but eventually just removed the actual drive itself and am now using it (without any problems or issues) with a relatively inexpensive enclosure I bought from B&H. The Glyph BlackBox Pro must have some defective component in its power supply assembly.

Worked first day and never worked properly again

By Leon
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-14

I was excited to finally invest in a Glyph external hard drive for backing up my work. The intention was to consolidate a number of smaller drives. I am relieved I didn't get too far in the process when the Glyph drive stopped working on day 2. The drive would eventually come on after about an hour or so of being plugged in but eventually even that stopped happening. From what I read, there has been a bad batch of drives from Glyph this cycle. I probably should have heeded the warnings but was lucky to not suffer a data catastrophe. I returned it and bought a Lacie Professional drive and have been very happy.

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