G-Technology™ Delivers G-CONNECT™ Wireless Storage for Apple® iPad® With Internet Access

New G-CONNECT Supports Five+ Devices, Wirelessly Streams up to Five Movies at Once, While Providing Shared WiFi Internet Access for a Hotel Room, Conference Room, Dorm, Office or Home. Now You Truly Can Take All Your Content with You and Access it from Multiple Devices!

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Known for delivering premium external storage solutions engineered to meet the needs of the Apple Mac® community, G-Technology by Hitachi today introduced its G-CONNECT™ wireless storage solution, the first in a family of products providing instant, wireless storage and 802.11n WiFi Internet access for your Apple iPad, iPhone® and many other mobile devices. The G-CONNECT solution provides on-the-go wireless access¹ to content that’s not already loaded on your iOS devices, including your favorite movies, music, books, photos and documents. No Internet connection is required. G-CONNECT provides access to five+ simultaneous devices, depending on the workload, and supports up to five SD or three HD video streams at once².

When connected via Ethernet to a network, the G-CONNECT drive becomes your own personal cloud or WiFi Internet access point, allowing you to surf and stream content, wirelessly, at the same time. Access and view content on the G-CONNECT solution with a mobile iOS app, which will be available in the App Store®, or through your browser. Android® devices are also supported with access through a web browser, with native apps available this fall.

MEDIA EVENT: Come see the G-CONNECT wireless storage device in action tonight at Pepcom’s Digital Experience press-only event in New York City. The event takes place from 6 - 9 pm ET at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. To RSVP, please contact Pepcom.

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Fitting easily in your laptop bag, backpack or purse, G-CONNECT is the must have iPad and iPhone storage companion. Power it up in a dorm room, conference room or hotel room via its AC power adapter or take it on the road using Apple iPad-compatible USB power cables, car power adapters, or external batteries3 for hours of entertainment wherever you go.

G-CONNECT Highlights:

  • Simple wireless storage for your iPad/iPhone so you can take more with you everywhere
  • Easily access and stream content to your iPad and iPhone
  • WiFi Internet access for multiple devices when connected via Ethernet
  • Supports five devices or more, depending on the workload
  • Wirelessly streams up to five SD or three HD movies simultaneously
  • Surf and stream at the same time, i.e. listen to music, while surfing the Internet
  • All content is automatically discovered and organized into Photos, Videos, Music, and Documents categories
  • Flexible access via iPad/iPhone mobile apps, multiple browsers, PC, Mac, DLNA-certified connected TVs and Apple TV® with AirPlay®
  • iPad/iPhone apps make G-CONNECT simple and easy to use; Android apps coming this Fall
  • Password protection to keep your content safe
  • A personal “private” folder allows you to share only what you want to

“With the unprecedented growth in tablets and smartphones, our goal is to deliver solutions that better fit the increasing mobile lifestyle of consumers,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, Hitachi GST Branded Business. “The mobile devices on which we listen to, work on and view our digital content on are proliferating, giving us new freedoms while at the same time creating practical realities – you just can’t take all of your content with you, and you’re left with constantly reorganizing your stuff to make more room. With G-CONNECT, now you truly can take it all with you! Providing more wireless storage for your iPad or iPhone, with WiFi Internet access, G-CONNECT users can easily access all of their content across multiple devices and from the cloud with the simplicity of a light switch.”

Celebrating the launch of the G-CONNECT wireless storage solution, G-Technology and Fool's Gold Records® is bringing you "Tight Space"-- a brand new streaming web series featuring exclusive DJ performances by Fool's Gold artists, broadcast live from their store in Brooklyn. 'Like' the G-Technology Facebook page (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GTechnology) to get front row access!

Pricing and Availability

The G-Technology G-CONNECT wireless storage solution for iPads comes in a sleek white design for $199.99 MSRP (500GB). It will be available in the U.S. in July through Hitachi’s authorized retail and distribution channels, or preorder now on www.G-Technology.com.

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About Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, Hitachi GST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. Hitachi GST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachigst.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

¹ G-CONNECT must be AC or DC powered.

² The streaming performance of the G-CONNECT is based upon expected available network bandwidth in real world conditions. Traffic on the local network or the presence of other wireless interference may result in less than perfect playback of content. While no explicit limits are placed on the number of devices, limiting the number of devices simultaneously using the G-CONNECT is suggested so that the user experience remains positive.

3 Apple iPad-compatible USB power cables, car power adapters, and external batteries are sold separately.

G-Technology and G-CONNECT are trademarks of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Hitachi trademarks are authorized for use in countries and jurisdictions in which Hitachi has the right to market the brands. Hitachi is not liable for third parties’ unauthorized use of Hitachi trademarks.

All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

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Contacts

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Erin Hartin, 303-601- 8035 (Cell)
erin.hartin@hitachigst.com
or
Voce Communications
Katie Watson, 408-439-2002 (Cell)
kwatson@vocecomm.com

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G-Technology by Hitachi launches G-CONNECT providing wireless storage for you iPad, iPhone and other portable devices, with Internet access

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Contacts

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Erin Hartin, 303-601- 8035 (Cell)
erin.hartin@hitachigst.com
or
Voce Communications
Katie Watson, 408-439-2002 (Cell)
kwatson@vocecomm.com