The New GPT50. A next generation hard drive for creative professionals.
GPT50 provides USB 3.0, FireWire, and eSATA with up to 184 MB/sec in performance.
Optional rackmount kit accessory available.  Rackmounts one or two GPT50s in a 1U rackspace.
The GPT50 is 33% smaller than the GT050Q.


Now with USB 3.0 and other new features

After six years of success, we took our GT050Q, the de facto industry standard for creative professionals, and redesigned it to be faster, smaller, more featured, and more environmentally friendly. The rugged, all-metal GPT50 features next-generation bridging technology, and now boasts incredible USB 3.0 speeds up to 184 MB/s. As the newest member of the Glyph family, think of it as the big brother to the Studio mini, with an internal power supply and quiet fan. It's 33% smaller than our GT050Q making it more portable and convenient. And we've moved to smaller, environmentally-friendly packaging which means less waste.

A warranty for creative professionals. Data recovery and advance replacement.

We've built the GPT50 to perform at the highest level, and because we're so confident, we back every GPT50 with a full three-year warranty, including two years of basic data recovery, and one year of advance replacement service. Glyph truly provides you with peace of mind so you can focus on creating.


Optimized connectivity

The new GPT50 has been designed from the ground up in order to provide the fastest performance, best reliability, and a simple, elegant experience throughout your creative process. With USB 3.0, FireWire, and eSATA, you can connect via your interface of choice, and by selecting high quality components and customizing firmware, the GPT50 is able to achieve faster transfer rates without sacrificing stability.

Intelligent, quiet cooling. Smarter, quieter, and more efficient.

The GPT50 uses a temperature-controlled fan making it overall quieter than our previous designs while still offering proper cooling. The case is designed with front-panel ventilation holes to draw cool air in, while exhausting warm air out the back - critical to the performance and reliability of the components.

Interal power supply

External power adapters are easily misplaced, accidentally unplugged, and take up valuable outlet space. The GPT50 uses an industry-standard power cord and a pro-quality internal power supply for the most efficient, reliable power source possible. GPT50 will also sense when you connect over USB or FireWire, and automatically power on.

Disk health monitoring

The new GPT50 includes upgraded disk monitoring features designed to keep your data safe. Should your drive begin to exhibit behavior indicating an imminent drive failure, the multifunction LED will alert you via a red light. Additionally, to safeguard against accidentally powering off your GPT50, the intelligent power switch must be held for 3 seconds to power off the drive.

Rackmount kit available. Convert one or two GPT50s to a 1U rack.

Transform your GPT50 into a 1U rack-mount hard drive with the optional GPT Rack Kit. The rack kit holds one or two drives in a 1U rack space. (Sold separately). Note: GPT Rack Kit is designed for GPT Series drives, such as GPT50. For GT Series drives, such as GT050Q and GT062E, use the GT Series rack kits.

A warranty for creative professionals.  Data recovery and advance replacement.

We are confident that our drive systems perform at the most reliable level. We back them up with a 3-Year warranty, 2-Year Free Basic Data Recovery Policy, and 1-Year Advance Replacement (U.S. Continental 48 States only).

Designed, assembled, and tested in New York.

First we select the highest quality components available. Then we assemble the drives in our US factory, and perform regimented testing on every unit before it ships to you.


Performance Benchmark Testing GPT50 USB 3.0 AJA System Test Results
GPT50 USB 3.0 Blackmagic Speed Test Results
GPT50 USB 3.0 QuickBench Results

Tech Specs


USB 3.0, FireWire, and eSATA

Power supply

Internal universal 100-240v 50/60 Hz


3 year hardware warranty
2 year basic data recovery
1 year advance replacement

In the box

  • GPT50 Professional External Hard Drive
  • 1 meter USB 3.0 cable
  • 1 meter FireWire cable
  • IEC power cable

Storage capacity



  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or above

Cache size


Rotational speed

7200 rpm

Cooling design

Intelligent temperature-controlled quiet fan

Size and weight

  • 1.6" x 8.6" x 6.5" / 218 x 165 x 40 mm
  • 4 lbs / 1.8 kg

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