Why the G-DRIVE™ PRO is Alex Cearns’ Go-To Studio Solution
With lightning-fast speeds and unwavering reliability, the high-performance SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PRO desktop hard drive ensures that award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns never loses the perfect shot.
One of Australia’s most respected photographers, Alex needs equipment she can trust. Especially when it comes to storing irreplaceable digital images.
“As a professional photographer, images are my currency, so it’s imperative that my most valuable assets are always protected and accessible,” she says. “I have to trust that my images are safe and secure.”
“Time is also of the essence, so I need to know my equipment can match the pace at which I work.”
When it comes to storing and protecting her images, Alex depends on the SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PRO 12 TB as a critical part of her workflow. This desktop drive is designed to support creative professionals such as photographers, filmmakers and musicians.
With dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports and USB 3.2 Gen 1, the G-DRIVE PRO offers high-speed data transfers –up to 230 MB/s1–so Alex can quickly copy images off her camera and get to work.
Thunderbolt 3 also offers the convenience of daisy-chaining up to five additional devices, so she can connect 4K displays and other equipment via a single port on her computer.
The G-DRIVE PRO is plug and play on Mac, with Apple Time Machine compatibility. Alternatively, it can be easily reformatted for Windows®.
Inside the all-aluminium enclosure, it features a high-capacity, enterprise-class 7200 RPM Ultrastar® hard drive, designed to handle the most demanding workloads and protect mission-critical content.
“I don’t actually store any images on my PC,” Alex says. “The SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PRO is my go-to hard drive in my office.”
“The 12 TB capacity means it can act as a central depository for my current and past work, which I can access in a few simple clicks.”
“After each photoshoot, Alex transfers the digital images from the camera’s memory card straight through her computer into a new folder on the G-DRIVE PRO. From here, she also sends her images up to the Cloud, to ensure she has multiple backup copies.”
“It also gives me peace of mind, knowing my precious images are backed up safely and securely on the G-DRIVE PRO.”
Dogs Today Magazine UK called Alex Cearns “One of our greatest dog photographers in the world”. She crafts exquisite animal portraits that convey the intrinsic joy people find in animals. Deeply committed to the wellbeing of all creatures great and small, she is considered one of Australia’s most passionate champions and voices for animal rescue and wildlife conservation.
1 1 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
*1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.
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