Portable hard disks are made to solve a key problem by offering large amounts of storage on the go. But Western Digital’s G-Drive sidesteps the problem and tries to ameliorate the situation through additional features.

G Drive, other than offering additional storage in three sizes, it features the ability to charge the laptop (MacBook) along the way.

Western Digital newest drive can recharge your MacBook with 45 watts of power through the USB type-C port. While the new Macs should comprise the primarily targeted audience, the G-Drive can work with Windows and pretty much any other compatible device.


Additionally its transfer speeds of up to 195 MB/s will ensure swift transfer of any content quality. The 5400 RPM drive will be available in the 3.5-inch format.

The G-Drive is also flexible, offering connectivity options from devices ranging from USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB-C 3.1, and Thunderbolt 3 as it ships with a USB-A to USB-C connector.

G Drive’s 4 TB version starts at $200, 8 TB for $350 and 10 TB for $450.