Fast, organized and
reliable backups

Up to 390MB/s when copying from USB-C, with the ability to copy to multiple external drives, including an MD5 or xxHash64 checksum. Automate your backup organization with Folder Presets, and easily offload to a NAS device potentially saving hours of time.

Start your culling
workflow right away

Use Selects, powered by Photo Mechanic® to begin the RAW culling process including star ratings and metadata tags while in the field. Arrive back to your computer with your images ready to edit in industry-leading programs like Lightroom or Capture One.

On the spot
turnaround

Impress your clients by delivering a few edited images before you even leave the shoot. Turn around files on the spot by culling in Selects and exporting favorite images to powerful mobile photo editing apps like Lightroom Mobile CC or Affinity Photo.

Best In Class

Far more than just a backup
hard drive, GNARBOX is a
tiny ultra rugged computer
with the tools you need to
complete crucial workflow
steps in the field.

WORKFLOW

GNARBOX 2.0 Workflow
for Freelance
Photographers

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Back up

Use Folder Presets to back up to the GNARBOX SSD or any connected external drives

Folder Preset
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Cull your images

Quickly add star ratings and metadata tags to your images as embedded metadata or .XMP sidecars

Folder Preset
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Seamlessly return to the studio

Connect GNARBOX to your computer in Mass Storage mode to immediately begin working in your favorite editing software, or connect GNARBOX via your network to archive directly to your NAS.

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We’re here to help while
you’re on set

Live chat support

Because we know the value of talking to a real person, whether it's for product support or workflow guidance

2 year warranty

Get more peace of mind knowing your investment is covered by a 2 year warranty

Data recovery

Have extra confidence of knowing your data is in good hands

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CASE STUDY

Gabriele Facciotti Action Sports
Photographer &
Associated Press Stringer

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CASE STUDY

Gabriele Facciotti Action Sports
Photographer &
Associated Press Stringer

Reliable, fast and cool!”


Bio

I am a pro sport and action photographer in love with skiing. I’m also an Associated Press Stringer Photographer, and Pentaphoto Staff Photographer.


Work

My work is mainly focused on Sport. I cover all the Ski World Cup as staff photographer for Pentaphoto and as a stringer for The Associated Press. I also work in the field of advertising photography, shooting for some national and international sport brands.


Workflow Before GNARBOX

I travel a lot and usually with a lot of gear. My laptop is always with me because I always need to backup, edit and share photos with clients. Sometimes I don’t really need it or having it in the backpack could be a problem considering conditions (such as weather or weight…) even if a simple and reliable backup or maybe starting rating and looking at pictures on a better monitor than the camera one would be nice.


Workflow With GNARBOX

I’ve begun to go on location for some shoots without carrying my laptop and I’ve discovered that it is possible!! I can backup my works faster than with my laptop and, if needed, I can show and share some pictures with my clients. Moreover, when one shoot is just before one other, I find GNARBOX to be a game changer. Everything is backed up and organized without any fear of formatting cards.

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CASE STUDY

Michael Clark Adventure Sports
Photographer

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CASE STUDY

Michael Clark Adventure Sports
Photographer

Overall, the GNARBOX 2.0 is a home run. It will always be in my camera bag so that I can download images on the run and be ready for the next step in the workflow once I get back to the hotel or my office. The GNARBOX 2.0 is kind of a no-brainer product. It is easy to use and does exactly what it needs to do with very little fuss.”


Bio

Michael Clark is an internationally published adventure photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits and wild landscapes, he creates images for the editorial and advertising markets worldwide.


Work

I am fascinated by nature and our place in it. I wanted to be an astronaut but that didn't work out - so I became a climber and a mountaineer. I am also fascinated by the human mind and how we choose to live our lives. How does a world-class athlete overcome their fear, deal with the risk, and pull off what to outsiders seems impossible? Practice. Dedication. Commitment. Obsession. When you look at my images, you realize the athlete doesn't only have to condition their body but also their mind to be able to do what they do. It takes years and incredible effort to get to a high level in any discipline.

I am predominantly an adventure sports photographer and have been working professionally for more than 24 years. I started out photographing climbing in all its forms and then eventually branched out into all of the adventure sports. My work pushes the envelope of what is possible with modern photographic equipment and also shows athletes pushing themselves to the limit physically. I have been lucky to work with some of the most prestigious clients on the Planet including Apple, Adobe, Red Bull, FUJIFILM, National Geographic and many others.


Workflow Before GNARBOX

Since I am working with the FUJIFILM GFX 100 as my main camera these days, that giant 102 MP sensor spits out huge image files that can fill up memory cards alarmingly fast. Now with the GNARBOX, I can take fewer cards and have them backed up on the fly to the GNARBOX. Having the GNARBOX in my pack just allows me to start the downloading process that much faster, i.e. on the way home or on the way back to the hotel. In remote areas, as on a major expedition, it allows me to download images to the GNARBOX (and a second SSD drive) and clear my cards if I need to free up some memory card space. And when I do eventually get back to the office, I can download everything off the GNARBOX straight onto my main hard drives or work off the GNARBOX itself if I need to. 

On a recent expedition in the Himalayas, every few days I would download images off my still cameras onto the GNARBOX and my external SSD hard drive. I connected my 2 TB G-Technology Mobile Pro SSD hard drive to the GNARBOX and then selected the “Multi” option to download images off the SD memory card to both the GNARBOX and the G-technology SSD at the same time. This gave me two backups of everything in case I needed to format the memory cards later on. And even though the GNARBOX is only one terabyte, you can also choose to bypass its SSD drive altogether and just copy over the images directly to the external hard drive as if the GNARBOX was your computer.

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FAQ

Do you offer a GNARBOX with a XQD or CF card slot?

GNARBOX is only offered with an SD card slot at the moment. To use other cards, you’ll just need to use a USB-C card reader to connect to the GNARBOX.

Which cameras does GNARBOX support?

We offer a full list of all supported RAW formats and cameras here

Will GNARBOX work with an external drive or can I expand the internal capacity?

Yes, you can connect up to 2 HDD (spinning disk) drives, one to each USB-C port, or utilize a USB-C hub to connect multiple SSDs. The internal drive is not user replaceable. 

Will my metadata from Selects be visible in my desktop editor?

If your editor is capable of displaying star ratings or metadata tags, metadata added in Selects as either embedded metadata or an .XMP sidecar will be visible. This includes programs like Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Capture One, and Photo Mechanic®.

How does GNARBOX work with my NAS device?

GNARBOX is compatible with NAS devices that use SMB protocol.

Are there financing options?

Yes, we offer financing through Affirm on our website.

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your workflow?

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