External Hard Drive Review: G-Technology G-RAID 3

Videomaker by Charlie Fulton

Stack o' Storage
The G-RAID 3 is an external hard drive that directly attaches to a computer which performs all RAID operations in hardware transparent to the operating system. The G-RAID 3 is another Mac-inspired design from G-Technology, bearing much resemblance to a Power Mac G5 or a Mac Pro. While its 'cheese grater' grille is finer than the grille of said computers, it is still a close match. The external hard drive is very handsome and would look great sitting next to or on top of just about any computer. There is side ventilation and a rear-mounted temperature-controlled fan.

A 3TB version of this drive also exists; however, an important side note is that Windows XP cannot handle single partitions larger than 2TB. So that version of this drive would only be worth considering if you're a Mac OS or Windows Vista (among other operating systems) user, or if you didn't mind partitioning the drive into two volumes.

Through the Wringer
This is the first external drive we've reviewed that directly attaches to a computer which performs all RAID operations in hardware (specific credit due to the onboard Oxford 936 bridge chip), transparent to the operating system. read more...
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