G-Technlogy releases G-RAID Thunderbolt External Drives
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
G-Technology is now shipping its 8 TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt drive – the extremely fast and highest-capacity, two-drive, RAID 0 external drive. Incorporating 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) Thunderbolt technology by Intel and two 4 TB, 7200 RPM Deskstar hard drives, the new G-RAID with Thunderbolt drive sets a new capacity and performance standard for RAID storage.
Aimed at the professional audio/video (A/V) market, the G-RAID with Thunderbolt drive delivers blazing speed and massive capacity, helping Thunderbolt-enabled laptops and desktops morph into full-fledged video editing workstations. It features two Thunderbolt ports, enabling the connection of up to six Thunderbolt peripherals such as additional G-RAID drives, a high-resolution display and professional video capture devices. The G-RAID with Thunderbolt drive delivers up to 280 MB/sec sustained throughput for handling multi-stream compressed HD workflows, including REDCODE, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422. It can also transfer a full-length, high-definition, internet-ready H.264 movie in less than a minute.
Leveraging the strengths of G-Technology’s A/V storage experience, and the capabilities of Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, highlights of the new G-RAID with Thunderbolt family include:
– Ultra high performance with up to 280 MB/sec sustained throughput
– Two-drive, RAID 0 designed specifically for professional content creation applications
– Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
– Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals
– Time Machine ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
– 8 TB, 6 TB and 4 TB capacities
– Two, high-speed 7,200 RPM Deskstar hard drives
– Solid all-aluminum case for ultimate durability
– Kensington Lock slot for security
– Smart-cooling fan technology for cool, quiet operation
– Three-year limited factory warranty
First in a family of solutions, G-Technology’s new G-RAID with Thunderbolt drive family is currently available in Apple Stores. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 8 TB drive is $999.99, 6 TB is $849.99 and 4 TB is $699.99.