Layers by Daniel M. East
High-Performance Enterprise RAID Storage Solution
There are a lot of external storage solutions with many different configurations available today. Depending on your specific needs, it?s no longer just about size and speed, but about connections and compatibility. For most photo and design pros, the combination of all of these elements is important, but reliability is the must-have for today?s digital world. As G-Technology has long been known for their excellent products and the most current connectivity, their new G-RAID with Removable Drives high-performance line with Enterprise-grade drives may be the balance you need of both space and speed for a wide range of systems.
While this version of the G-RAID doesn?t offer a Thunderbolt 2 connection, G-Technology does have models that offer it. In this case, the model tested had just about everything else, making it more compatible for more end users. In other words, if your computer meets the system requirements, but isn?t the latest model, you can enjoy the fast transfer speeds with larger video and graphics files. The G-RAID includes eSATA, USB 3 (USB 2 compatible), and FireWire 800 connectivity, but your operating system must be Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Windows users must be using Windows 8.1, or 8 and 7, which requires reformatting before use. read more...
A high-performance removable dual-drive storage system. Configurable in RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD, G-RAID features USB 3.0, eSATA, and FireWire for ultimate flexibility. G-RAID ships with two removable 7200RPM hard drives up to 12TB, complete in an all-aluminum enclosure.
With transfer rates up to 300MB/s, G-RAID easily supports playback of multiple HD video streams. It is the ideal storage solution for video & photo editing with the leading editing applications, or simply for safe-guarding content.
The G-RAID Studio is a high-performance storage system with hardware RAID, enabling digital content-creation workflow. User-selectable in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD, the G-RAID Studio features Thunderbolt 2 technology and has transfer rates up to 360MB/sec for editing high-resolution photos or multiple streams of compressed 2K and 4K projects. The G-RAID Studio ships with two removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives for total capacities up to 12TB, complete in a sleek black enclosure.
The G-SPEED Studio with hardware RAID is a four-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution that supports user selectable RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for ultimate flexibility and speed. With its built-in RAID controller, the G-SPEED Studio is not tied to a single workstation and can be easily transported and used on a Mac? laptop or desktop in the studio, edit bay or on the road. The G-SPEED Studio boasts sustained transfer rates of up to 660MB/sec in RAID 0 and can be daisy-chained via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports. This G-SPEED Studio solution ships with four removable enterprise-class hard drives, designed to support multi-stream compressed 4K and 2K workflows.