A high-performance drive in your pocket.

For your production deadlines, you need small, portable, high-quality storage. The PortaGig 50 is your solution. This tiny bus-powered hard drive is small enough to fit in a pocket, but powerful enough to support your workflow demands. Designed with a fanless, light aluminum enclosure, it allows you to work on the road easily and reliably. It has FireWire 800, USB and eSATA ports, a rear power switch, and is finished off with classic Glyph styling and a stainless steel face plate.


Bus-powered with FireWire 800 or USB for optimum compatibility, it also includes an eSATA port for the fastest speed possible, up to 100MB/s. eSATA is not a bus-powered interface, however, you can use the eSATA connection for data transfer while simultaneously using the FireWire 800 connection to power the drive. This allows the fastest connection possible AND bus power from FireWire. An external power supply is included with the PortaGig 50 if bus power is not available.

A cool drive is a healthy drive

A cool drive is a healthy drive.

Our unique heat transfer technology draws heat from internal components, moves it to the aluminum exterior to dissipate, reducing the chance of component failure.

Health Monitoring built in

Health Monitoring built in.

Connected by FireWire 800, USB or eSATA, the PortaGig 50 reports the drive's health and temperature as a background task using Glyph Manager, notifying you if your drives needs attention.

Designed and tested in the USA

Designed and tested in the USA.

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.

3-2-1 Warranty

Best Warranty in the Industry.

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).

What They're Saying:

Excellent, reliable and well made drive

I use these to back up my protools sessions which I consider to be mission critical data. These are built like tanks, the company is GREAT and I've never had one fail in 10 years of using glyph drives. Their small footprint makes them convenient too. Highly recommended!
-Lonny Jarrrett from Western, MA

Works like a pro!

To be honest this is my first portable hard drive but i had it HIGHLY recommended by a photography teacher of mine who has been through a thousand. she says this has NEVER crashed on her and required our whole class to purchase THIS brand. i trust her! it is great so far!
-Alexa from Annapolis, MD

Great Purchase

Was recommended to buy this for a University Course in Photography and I am very glad that I was. I love it: so easy to use, GREAT storage for photos, the only one that hasn't crashed on me!
-Beth from Maryland

Great little hdd

It's barely bigger than a wallet. Very fast and reliable, great warranty:)
-lmezo from Los Angeles, CA

Great Sneaker Net Drive!

I edit and mix sound for feature films and we use these for moving around tracks and files when they are either to large for the local net or internet. They work great as little edit drives as well. When people have to work on sections of a film or specific tasks these are fantastic. Glyph Tech. is always helpful but I have not had to deal with them much. Don't use the drives in the protective pouches, looks like they will get super hot. All in all a nice tight easy to have around personal use bus powered drive.
-C. A. Sound, Inc. from Woodstock, NY

Best Product on the Market

Great for storing audio files, photos, etc. professional quality item and the best customer service.
-Namlek from New York, NY

Excellent Drive

I have only used the drive for a few weeks but it seems solidly built, very compact, and works perfectly with my Mac Pro.
-Canyonlights from Lyons, CO