Videoguys Top Video Storage Recommendation: G-Tech G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Videoguys Top Recommendation for Today's Newest Computers with high speed interfaces is the G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

I’ve been a huge fan of G-RAIDs since the founding of G-Tech over a decade ago. Over the past ten years we’ve sold tens of thousands of them. They are extremely reliable and deliver outstanding performance. Today G-RAIDs are built using enterprise class HGST 7200 RPM drives. This is a VERY BIG deal. These enterprise drives are built for the rigors of 24/7 usage. The HGST drives used in G-RAIDS get the tech industries highest reliability ratings and lowest drive failure rates. The drives used by other competitors in their two drive RAID 0 configurations do not come close. My favorite flavor of G-RAID are the GRAIDTHUSB Dual Interface Removeable RAID with USB and Thunderbolt models. They support both Thunderbolt and USB3, which gives you the most flexibility and the highest possible throughput. They have removable drives and it can be configured as RAID 0, 1 or JBOD. They are available in three sizes (8TB $799.95, 12TB $999.95 or 16TB for $1,299.95). The 16TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0is the my #1 choice for those looking for massive storage and the best cost per GB.
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Picking the right G-RAID for you.

If you are looking for the lowest cost then look into the GRAID3 (USB3/FireWire) or GRAIDTH (Thunderbolt) fixed drives. They are available in 4TB or 8TB sizes. These units have drives integrated into them that cannot be removed. They come preconfigured in RAID 0 and cannot be set up any other way. The GRU3 model has only USB3 connectivity. It comes in three sizes (8TB $529.95, 12TB $729.95 or 16TB for $949.95). GRU3 uses removable drives and can be configured as RAID0, 1 or JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Drives). Any decent computer made in the past 3 years, be it desktop or laptop, PC or Mac supports USB3. While not as fast as Thunderbolt, it is the next fastest level of connectivity. The 8TB and 12TB versions offer the best value and cost per GB. The G-RAID7 has removable drives and it can be configured as RAID 0, 1 or JBOD. It has the most versatile connectivity supporting USB3, eSATA & FireWire. This is very important if you have a mixed environment of older PCs and Macs. With prices starting at under $500 it's the least expensive way to get removable drives. You can get a 4TB model for $349.95! They have an 8TB model available for $499.95, but it's a $100 more than the GRU3 model.

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G-Tech G-RAID & G-Speed storage solutions are designed to meet the performance and price video editors need The enemy of all hard drives is heat. G-RAIDs are built to stay cool. Even though they look sleek and sexy, there is plenty of air circulation and the metal body has integrated fins and grooves to create more surface area and even better cooling. This is why G-Tech G-RAIDs come with a 3 year warranty and why you don’t ever have to worry about them. They just work, and work and work. When it comes to performance and throughput G-RAIDs will support multiple layers of native HD footage and two or more layers of ProRes or Avid DNxHD depending on the settings you use. Let’s say you shoot DSLR or GoPro footage. While a single 7200RPM drive will allow you to work with two or maybe three layers of video in realtime, a G-RAID will support 6 or even 10 layers, depending on your connectivity. If your productions use lots of layers of video, photos, graphics and audio;, run long format (over 30 minutes); or you add in lots of special effects, filter and transitions; then you need a G-RAID for your workflow. A single 7200 RPM drive is going to eventually bog down, especially as it fills with data. Your video editing workflow is only as good as its weakest component. Why have improper storage be the weak link that slows down your editing? For multicamera productions a G-RAID is a must! if you are a wedding videographer doing three camera shoots, or a sports enthusiast with 3 or 4 GoPro cameras, you are going to love editing with a G-RAID. If your one of the early VR Virtual Reality pioneers, strapping 6 or more GoPro (or other) cameras into a rig, you definitely want to use G-RAIDs for ingesting and stitching together all those cameras into your 360 degree or spherical view.

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