Videomaker's Review of G-Technology's G-SPEED Shuttle XL

Videoguys recommends G-Technology storage above all others. This is review is packed with useful info about the G-SPEED Shuttle XL. If you need more reasons to use the G-SPEED Shuttle XL, check out Videoguys' review of G-Tech's storage options.

G-Tech G-SPEED Shuttle XL Review

From Videomaker The G-Technology Shuttle XL is a large, fast and portable storage solution for those that make money producing video. Expandable to 80TB, the Shuttle XL can be configured to accept less-common formats including RED MINI-MAG. There’s no doubt the need for bigger and bigger storage solutions will only continue to grow in the foreseeable future. With higher bit rates, it’s inevitable that we will all have huge storage arrays eventually. For some, that time is now. If you shoot RAW, you need a place to store it. If you just shoot a lot, then you need a place to store it. If your video is valuable, or needs to be archived, you need a place to store it. Frankly, everyone either needs or will need a data solution.

First Look

We met with G-Tech at CES 2016, where we got out first look at the Shuttle XL, G-Tech’s newest Thunderbolt 2 RAID storage solution. Equipped with dual thunderbolt ports, configurations from 24TB all the way to 80TB and the capability to be daisy chained for even larger solutions, the Shuttle XL is built with 7200 HGST (Western Digital) 3TB enterprise class hard drives. Enterprise drives mean you can expect better reliability and longer life, making them better suited to RAID arrays. The Shuttle XL is a hardware RAID capable of being setup in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 & 50. On top of its maximum 80TB capacity, there is also the option to include two EV bay adapters to use with G-Tech’s Evolution Series drives. Plus, you can use an adapter to read RED MINI-MAGs, making it perfect for on location data storage. The Shuttle XL can be formatted to work with a PC or a Mac. The case is very rugged, and looks like its home could be on the road. Its enclosure has a very sturdy handle on it, communicating portability in its design...[continue reading]

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