NAB 2014 – ON THE COUCH – ep 8 – G-Technology

Cinema5d by Nino Leitner

In a new episode of our talk format ON THE COUCH, Greg Crosby from G-Technology gives us a run-down of their new storage products targeted specifically to the increasing storage needs of professional filmmakers and creatives.

Their new Studio series was designed with the new Mac Pro in mind, both in looks and functionality: it supports Thunderbolt 2, uses server-grade 7200 3.5? HDDs in a 2-bay (G-Raid Studio) and a 4-bay (G-Speed Studio) version with up to a whopping 24TB. The G-Raid Studio supports RAID-0, RAID-1 and JBOD, while the G-Speed Studio is a hardware RAID that supports RAID-0, -1, -5, -6 and -10 configurations. The Helium technology allows individual hard drives to store up to an amazing 6TB now.

Greg also talks about the their new SSD version of the G-Drive ev, made for the versatile G-Dock, which is a very convenient Thunderbolt solution with swappable hard drives that can be used individually via USB-3. This has become my go-to on-set no-brainer storage workflow solution and it’s perfect when the editor works with a G-Dock as well.
We chatted about the increasing needs for storage with 4K and RAW footage taking over the filmmaking world, and what that means for on-set backup strategies. read more...

NEW STUDIO Line from G-Tech

G-Technology Launches
New "STUDIO" Line

In an All-new Sleek Black Design, the G-SPEED® Studio and G-RAID® Studio Deliver New Innovations in Performance, Style and Reliability for 2K/4K Video Editing, Photography and other Content Creation Workflows

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced the first products in its new Studio line – the G-RAID Studio and G-SPEED Studio. Continuing G-Technology’s popular design legacy, the Studio family comes in new high-quality, sleek black enclosure for today’s high-performance computers and workstations. The Studio line features multiple RAID options, removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM drives, 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, and the industry’s highest capacity 6TB hard disk drives (HDDs) for pre- and post-production workflows.

G-RAID Studio

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

G-SPEED Studio

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

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