Macworld by Lynn La
The most noticeable attribute about G-Technology's G-RAID 4TB is how aesthetically pleasing it is to the eye. With its aluminum casing and familiar glowing white light to indicate that it is running, the G-RAID blends effortlessly with any member of the Mac family, especially the Mac Pro.
Its ventilation system located at the rear keeps the drive cool and slightly warm to the touch. Because it is a thermo-regulated smart fan, it only kicks in when it needs to and hums quietly while operating. The G-RAID's design is solid as a brick and at 3.85 lbs, weighs nearly as much as one.
Setting up the G-RAID is simple considering it is already formatted with RAID 0 for Mac OS X systems and it is ready to go the instant it is connected to your computer. The quad-interface lets you plug in either an eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 cable and comes with all four cables, each running more than a meter long.
The G-RAID 4GB has a 32MB cache, an Oxford 936 chipset, and a disk drive operating at 7200 rpm. With 4TB of space, it is one massive storing machine and is designed for professionals who need huge amounts of space for video and audio files or pro applications like Final Cut Studio. If you are looking for something that will keep or run your huge compilation of movies, animations, and music in one place (without worrying about what will happen when your collection continues to grow) the G-RAID should be of some consideration. read more...