When G-Technology put out their first FireWire-driven G-Drives and other external hard drives in the mid-2000s for video and audio professionals, their complementary look to the then-cutting edge Power Mac G5 was no coincidence. Now, G-Technology is introducing the new Thunderbolt 2 STUDIO SERIES, and the new look matches that of the brand new Mac Pro. Let’s take a look.
The G-RAID Studio is a little smaller than the G-SPEED Studio drive, but it still packs a fast punch with Thunderbolt 2 and configurations of RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD (which stands for ‘just a bunch of disks,’ and isn’t actually a RAID, but can act as a single drive). There are two drives in the G-RAID Studio, and you can pack up to 12 TB of space, making it perfect for video editing, storage, or back-up.
G-Technology promises up to 360 MB/s of transfer speeds via the Thunderbolt 2 connectivity (2 ports), along with the two 7200 RPM hard drives. The company is also stressing the G-RAID Studio will be able to handle compressed 2K and 4K video, along with all other flavors of HD and SD video. read more...
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-RAID Studio will be available in May.
|12TB - $1,299.95
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. In a RAID 5 (data redundant) configuration, the G-SPEED Studio RAID can easily handle up to 30 hours of 4K footage in ProRes 4444 and can seamlessly edit three streams of compressed 4K.The G-SPEED Studio with enterprise-class hardware RAID will be available in May.
|24TB - $3,599.95