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This Hard Drive Can Store Your Files and Charge Your Laptop

There’s another new hard drive. Yes, I know. “What’s so special about a hard drive? What’s it do, light up?” Whelp, this one doesn’t, but it can be pretty useful in a tight situation.

Think about this: you’re on a plane and are working on that business presentation when your laptop’s battery drains to 10%. “My god, the boss is gonna kill me” exclaims you. You didn’t bring your power adapter and all you have is the Western Digital G-Drive USB-C. What do you do?

Answer: you plug in your hard drive.

Yes, folks. The new G-Drive USB-C can charge your laptop’s battery by using a built-in 45W power bank. Your laptop has to be able to charge over USB-C, however, but most modern laptops have made this switch anyway (e.g. MacBook, HP Spectre, most Lenovos) so you probably won’t have a problem. There’s a USB-C port on the hard drive that can be used to transfer both power and data, while a USB-C to USB-A cable is also provided in case your laptop hasn’t switched to USB-C and you’re still using those rectangular USB ports to get stuff done.

The G-Drive USB-C is available in 4, 8, and 10TB storage tiers, while $199.95 is the starting price. The hard drive should begin shipping by H2 2017.


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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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