Edit Smarter by Larry Jordan
In today’s world, the speed and capacity of our storage is far more important to the performance of our editing system than the speed of our computer. Virtually all CPUs made today are fast enough to edit even the highest quality video. The gating factor is storage.
How storage is connected, the protocols we use for moving data, and whether a drive includes an SSD (Solid-State Drive) or just spinning metal platters, are far more relevant than measuring CPU clock speed or the brand of the GPU.
Recently, G-Technology released a new storage system called the G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt and, last week, they loaned me a unit to review.
What makes the G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt fascinating is that is an interesting combination of portable drives and expandable storage. Even though the G-Dock ev has two drives, it isn’t setup as a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives). Instead, it is a docking station that allows you to plug in up to two portable drives so you can quickly access files stored on a particular hard disk, or expand your storage across multiple hard disks.
NOTE: According to G-Technology support, it is possible to setup this device as either a RAID 0 or RAID 1. (Click here for an explanation of RAID levels.) However, if you do so, you lose the ability to swap drives in and out, unless you treat them as sets. There are better and less expensive options for RAID storage than this unit. read more...
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