These days, high resolution photos and videos call for larger amounts of storage space. For some, the 128GB of storage the GNARBOX packs may seem small, but there are several reasons that we wanted to keep the GNARBOX at this size. 

People often ask why the GNARBOX has the amount of storage it does, so we wanted to share some of the reasoning behind this decision.

First, we needed to balance the current price and speed of flash to meet the parameters we set out:

  • Minimum WRITE speed of 100MB/sec
  • Ability to transfer 1GB files at full speed
  • Ability to transfer 32GB of files at greater than 70MB/sec
  • Price that allows for product to be sold at $299
  • Less than 13mm x 13mm in size

Second, the idea of the GNARBOX is to maximize your mobile workflow with software and multiple IOs. Though the GNARBOX can backup your files (both quickly and easily!), the intention was not to simply make a hard drive, but to create a device that could be considered an alternative to having to purchase a new laptop or upgrade your camera when cash is tight. 

We understand that storage space for some is paramount, which is why we've made it easy to plug external hard drives into the GNARBOX to expand its storage capacity! You can read more about how to do that here

Kat is the Community Manager at GNARBOX. Talk to her about Sony cameras, adventure photography and video editing with the GNARBOX! You can see her personal work at and

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