Best Hard Drives For the Traveling Editor

I’ve tried so many different hard drives over the past 5 years of editing and I’ve found one brand to make the best mobile drives.

1. G-technology G-Drive Slim

The name says it all. At a few millimeters thicker than a iPhone, this is one of the thinest drives you can buy. I like to use this drive for dailies, extra backups and as a general use drive.

Check out Caleb’s review on the G-Drive Slim:

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G-Drive Slim Specs

  • 500GB
  • Super slim design
  • 7200RPM
  • USB 3.0

$50-80 on Amazon.


2. G-RAID Mini

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Also made by G-Technology, The G-RAID is a drive designed for secure backups. With the two internal drives, you can have your data mirrored (RAID-1) or as one large readable drive (JBOD). I love this little guy for long projects on the roard. Gives me two copies of all my assets and peace of mind while traveling.

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G-RAID Mini Specs

  • Up to 2TB of storage
  • Small compact design
  • Two RAID settings
  • USB 3.0
  • 2x Firewire 800 ports

Starting at $200 on Amazon.