Thunderbolt 2 desktop RAID review: G-Technology G-SPEED Studio R

RedShark by Tom Salisbury

We've bee testing the G-Tech G-SPEED Studio R, which is a desktop Thunderbolt raid system, with styling sympathetic to the Mac Pro, but which can, of course, be used with any computer supporting Thunderbolt. Tom Salisbury reports

Once I had the G - SPEED Studio R cabled up, a simple and easy job, powering up the drive was straightforward. Like most people with a new drive I went straight to website to download software to configure and update the system (although you can use system straight out the box).

Installing and configuring the drives was a breeze on my Mac Book Pro. A helpful wizard allowed for a novice to blast through without having to read a manual, or for a more technically-able user who could smoothly configure the drive into more robust reliability setting.

I settled on raid 5 with 9TB of storage (allows for 1 drive to fail and carry on working without any loss)

Once the storage side was all set-up I took it upon myself to give this drive station a thorough stress testing.

Stress testing

I moved my windows VM (Virtual Machine) onto the drive and pointed my vm software at its new location.

I was running a windows VM with Avid Media Composer 7 installed and now got to see how this compared to running against the VM on the Mac's SSD itself. read more...

G-RAID Studio
Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

G-RAID Studio ? A high-performance Thunderbolt 2 storage system with hardware RAID. Configurable in RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD, G-RAID Studio features Thunderbolt 2 technology for ultimate speed. G-RAID Studio ships with two removable 7200RPM hard drives for total capacities up to 12TB, complete in a solid black enclosure.




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