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GNARBOX 2.0 SSD promises the ultimate in smart storage


The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD has arrived, smaller lighter and even more powerful than its predecessor.

If you missed the first generation, then check out the GNARBOX 1.0 review here

Essentially the GNARBOX is storage device with four versions including; 128, 256, 512GB and 1TB capacities. The first generation was launched through a Kickstarter campaign and now they’re back with this all new version. 

Unlike any other storage on the market, the GNARBOX is far more than a pure external hard drive, as it contains its own processor and the ability to supercharge your mobile device.


By super power, I mean a processing boost, one that will enable you to leave your laptop at home and utilise the power and features of some of your favourite mobile apps through your mobile device.

Designed to be taken anywhere the new release features a completely new design, sleeker and more stylish than the previous generation but still offering the water, shock and dust resistant protection that so appealed with the first GNARBOX.

The way the GNARBOX works is simple enough when it comes to workflow. Download the app and then load your image or video files by using the app on your mobile device.

Then you can directly plugin your storage media; be that SD, Micro SD or direct through USB and download those files directly to the GNARBOX.

You then have access to the image or video files directly stored on the GNARBOX without having to download them to your phone.

Not only that but the GNARBOX’s power will enable you to view and edit RAW files and render ProRes footage while on the move.


The new design has many advantages over the original including an OLED display and series of buttons that enable the user to directly interact with the box. This makes backing up cards once inserted even slicker than before.

Integrations are at the heart of the GNARBOX, and at present, the list includes LumaFusion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom and Dropbox.

The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is also compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro/Final I’ll let you know full details on how this works once the review sample arrives.

Here’s the full list of specifications

  • Intel Quad Core, 2.40GHZ CPU
  • 4 Core Intel HD Graphics GPU
  • 867mbps 802.11 ac/b/g/n WiFi
  • 2/4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • NVMe SSD up to 1TB
  • SD Card Backup:75-100MB/sec write speeds
  • USB-C Backup: 400-500MB/sec read/write speeds
  • USB-C Computer Connect: 400-500MB/sec read/write speeds
  • 2x USB-C, SD & micro HDMI ports
  • 4-6 hour battery life
  • 3200mAh 7.4v removable lithium-ion battery
  • IP67 – Waterproof to 1m for 30minutes
  • Dimension – 6.05” x 3” x 1.16” / ~1.1lb

GNARBOX pricing

  • GNARBOX 2.0 SSD (128GB) – $399 USD
  • GNARBOX 2.0 SSD (256GB) – $499 USD
  • GNARBOX 2.0 SSD (512GB) – $599 USD
  • GNARBOX 2.0 SSD (1TB) – $999 USD

For more details and to get involved with the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Kickstarter campaign check out their page.


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