New portable SSD and RAID storage from Glyph

Glyph Atom drives
Neal Romanek
Post Production
August 16th 2017 at 12:13PM : By Neal Romanek

Pocket-sized drives offer up to 2TB of storage

Glyph Production Technologies has added two new external drives to its portable data transport and storage devices, the Atom SSD and Atom RAID.

The new Atom drives are fully compatible with MAC OS X 10.4+ and Windows Vista+. They feature the latest USB-C (3.1, Gen 2) connection and are backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3. The solid-state drives also provide fan-less heat dissipation. Each comes in a choice of black, grey, gold or silver and includes a form-fitting rubber composite shell for extra protection.

The Glyph Atom SSD is 1.88in x 4.8in x .59in, the size of a small phone. It is available in 275GB, 525GB, or a 1TB sizes with transfer rates up to 480 MB/s.

The Atom RAID SSD is Glyph’s fastest solid-state drive with a capacity of up to 2TB and speeds reaching 860 MB per second. With dimensions of 2.7in x 4.8in x .59in, it is available in 1TB or 2TB. Every unit features two RAID-0 SSDs.

Glyph Atom drives come pre formatted with HFS+ with Journaling and Time Machine ready. A quick reformat makes them Windows compatible. Atom SSDs and Atom RAIDs come with both a USB-C to USB-C (3.1) cable, and a USB-C to USB 3.0 cable. 

“With the proliferation of higher resolution formats including 4K UHD, explains Glyph CEO Liran Shachi, “ample digital storage is even more essential. We designed the Atom SSD and RAID drives especially to handle the massive amounts of data and tight timelines common for cine, broadcast, photo, and audio production.”