Western Digital’s new G-Drive could be the USB-C hard drive you’ve been waiting for

USB-C external hard drive

If you’re like me and have been waiting for a worthwhile USB-C external hard drive to drop, Western Digital’s (WD) new G-Drive may have just ended your wait.

In an interesting twist, this particular hard drive is also capable of delivering 45 watts of charge over USB-C, which means it can serve a dual-purpose and act as a standard external hard drive, but also cut down the number of wires needed with your setup and charge your laptop via a single USB-C cable.


Additionally, the hard drive includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter in the box if you’ve yet to embrace the dongle life, and it’s also compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

The hard drive is currently priced at $199.95 USD (approximately $265 CAD) for the 4TB iteration and is set to release at some point this quarter. The hard drive is also available in 10TB for $449.95, 8TB for $349.95 and 4TB $199.95. It’s currently unclear how much the hard drive will cost in Canada.