New Gear Review: Glyph BlackBox Mobile Hard Drives

GlyphBlackBoxBlackBox is a new line of small and lightweight mobile hard drives (about the size of an iPhone 4S) from Glyph Production Technologies. The new BlackBox drives come in two sizes: 500GB ($99 BB500) and 1TB ($149 BB10000) and also come with a three-year warranty.

These are USB 3.0 bus-powered drives that make great traveling companions whether you’re moving large music files from studio to studio or exchanging song files with a co-writer. The 5400-RPM BlackBox drives are for archival and backup and not for streaming audio or video files from DAW systems. Since they are bus-powered only, there is no wall power supply to lose and they include a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable.

At speeds up to 3x faster than USB 2.0, your transfers will be snappier than ever. If you’re backing up your computer with Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine, transferring files for delivery to a client or just need some additional storage, the BlackBox provides a great blend of low cost, performance, reliability and mobility.


By Barry Rudolph

miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com