Glyph Studio mini 1TB Portable Hard Drive

7,200rpm USB 3.0/FireWire 800/eSATA External Hard Drive with Heat-transfer cooling - 1TB
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Epic Glyph Performance in a Flyweight Package

Glyph's Studio mini external hard drive provides your rig with pro-level performance. Sweetwater Sales Engineers have been using Glyph drives for years. With their blazing-fast data transfer speeds and unshakable reliability, they can't be beat for high-track-count recording sessions, high-def sample playback, and HD video editing. Now smaller than ever, the Studio mini gives you three high-speed connection options, including FireWire 800, eSATA, and USB 3.0, taking advantage of the latest technology, without shutting out older computers. And then there's Glyph's legendary 3-year warranty. What are you waiting for?

Glyph Studio mini 7,200rpm Triple-interface Hard Drive Features at a Glance:
  • Blazing-fast transfer speeds up to 124 MB/s
  • Heat-transfer technology greatly reduces the chance of component failure
  • Rugged, ultra-compact chassis: 1" x 4.8" x 3.6"
  • Disk health monitoring sensors monitor the health of your drive and warn you of potential problems
  • Includes USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 cables
  • 3-year warranty, 2-year free basic data recovery policy
  • 1-year advance replacement (U.S. Continental 48 States)
  • Bus-powered; power adapter available as accessory
The Glyph Studio mini: epic Glyph performance in a flyweight package!

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Tech Specs

Form External
Storage Type Disk
Capacity 1TB
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Connectivity Type USB 3.0, FireWire 800, eSATA
Sustained Transfer Rate 124MB/s
Power Internal, USB 3.0, FireWire Bus
Height 1.0"
Depth 3.6"
Width 4.8"
Weight 8 oz.
Manufacturer Part Number SM1000

Customer Reviews

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Glyph Studio mini 1TB 7200 RPM Portable HD.

Well, in short, this is an awesome piece of equipment. I've used it for two recording sessions, so far. It is easy to set up and use. The recording I got out of it was FANTASTIC! I am very impressed with how well it is built. The drive is built like a tank! The engineering in it is incredible. Don't waste any more time! Just order it here from your rep from Sweetwater. Also, Sweetwater has your back on anything you buy from them. Don't go any place else. If you do, you are wasting your time, and you are nuts if you do.
Music background: Used to worrk in broadcasting years ago. A friend pulled me out of retirement to do the sound for his bands. It is a hobby for me rit now. I am aneducator and I produce multimedia tutorials.

Quiet, Small, Fast - Perfect!

Title says it all....God bless
Music background: Music Production - music ed/technology professor

Awesome external drive!

I loved this drive. It is so portable and easy to use.

Great Hard Drive!

This thing is small. A lot smaller than the original models. I was surprised how tiny the box was when it came in the mail.It seems to be working very well. It doesn't require a power cable which makes a laptop and hard drive easy to move anywhere. It works best if you turn it on plugged in before you start up your computer. That way it connects much better.Great job on Glyph's part again, they have always made very trusting hardware. Thanks Sweetwater, best musical equipment service out there!


Great external hard drive with super fast speed!

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Recently I found it was time to update the hard drives in my new studio. The old drives were getting filled to capacity, and I had added a couple of mega-sized drives for archiving, iTunes, and so on. But with my new studio, which is a very quiet space, a problem became apparent: those drives were surprisingly noisy! My search for a storage solution led me to Glyph's latest offering, the Studio mini series. The Studio minis are compact, bus-powerable (a power adapter is optional) drives offering USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA connectivity. There are 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB sizes available, with solid-state versions coming soon. I picked up a couple of 1TB drives: one for recording and playing audio sessions and the other for virtual instrument libraries. I've been super pleased with them! They rotate at 7,200 RPM, deliver tons of simultaneous tracks (I haven't topped them out yet), and effortlessly power soft synth libraries. Best of all, they're quiet -- I mean whisper quiet. The Studio mini drives feature heat transfer technology to draw heat from internal components, while custom sensors monitor the health of the drive. Plus, the whole thing is covered by a 3-year warranty with 2-year free basic data recovery and 1-year advanced replacement. And, they're small enough to easily throw in a bag for portable use. These things rock.
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