Glyph BlackBox Mobile 500GB Portable Hard Drive

500GB External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 Connectivity - 5,400 rpm
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$69.95
Sweetwater Savings: $10.00 MSRP: $79.95

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Special-ordered from Glyph and usually arrives to you within 1-2 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
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Glyph BlackBox Mobile 500GB Portable Hard Drive
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You Can Trust Your Most Important Data to Glyph

Grab your Glyph BlackBox Mobile hard drive and go! It's the perfect solution for high-capacity storage, with ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity and Glyph's uncompromising quality. This bus-powered drive doesn't need a power supply, so you can transfer and access files anywhere you can set up your laptop. Use the BlackBox Mobile for uploading photos, backing up your projects, or simply as a reliable way to transport files across town. When you need portable storage, you can count on the Glyph BlackBox Mobile USB 3.0 hard drive!

Glyph BlackBox Mobile 500GB Hard Drive Features at a Glance:
  • Portable, bus-powered USB 3.0 hard drive
  • 5400 RPM is plenty of speed for data backups and general storage
  • No power supply required
Pack up your Glyph BlackBox Mobile and go!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Form External
Storage Type Disk
Capacity 500GB
Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Connectivity Type USB 3.0
Power Bus
Height 0.65"
Depth 4.75"
Width 3.125"
Manufacturer Part Number BB500

Customer Reviews

2.5/5
Based on 2 reviews
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3.5/5

One Odd Glitch

I have a Glyph GPT-50 that's been performing flawlessly for a while now and looks nice and sturdy. This model and the 1TB version that I bought my son both have given us improper eject messages. This happens in spite of the fact that we leave them plugged in to the USB ports. I have a 2006 Macbook core duo that's a little quirky, but my son has a brand new Macbook Pro. This has never happened with the GPT-50 or a Seagate portable drive that I've had for several years. I'm no techie but it seems worth mentioning. Otherwise the unit is very solid looking and has a more substantial than average cable that comes with it. I haven't had this unit long but it seems to be doing the job well enough at this point.
Music background: Pro Musician/DAW User
1/5

Glitchy Glyph (don't purchase)

Works well enough when plugged straight into the USB port ("well enough" meaning that it still received periodic error messages upon ejection attempt). It's when plugged into a USB 3.0 hub (in this case, an AC-powered, rock-solid Hootoo hub) that things really get bad. I went through 2 hubs before I realized that it might be the drive. Not only did the hard drive get messed up and unusable, but it appeared to be pulling too much power from the computer itself, causing the USB port to malfunction. This has been my first and only disappointment from Glyph. Purchase at your own risk.
See also: External Harddrives, Glyph, Glyph External Hard Drives