On the eve of the BVE in London, G-Technology has announced it will be showing their new range of rugged drives and a welcome Thunderbolt 2 update to the popular G-RAID.
We are big fans of G-Tech drives. We have taken them around the world in hand luggage and in the hold of aircraft and they have never let us down. So we were very interested when we saw this announcement from G-Technology on the eve of BVE.
G-Technology will be showing two new sets of drives on their stand.
The first are updates to the G-RAID range. One unit supports Thunderbolt 2 and USB3 and the other features just USB3. Interesting to note the maximum capacity has been bumped to 16TB and the 4TB model has been dropped. The new G-RAIDs also have removable drives. (Sorry but the webpage for the Thunderbolt drive isn't active yet)
The new G-RAID solutions are high-performance, RAID 0/1 storage solutions designed for the most demanding creative projects. Featuring an internal RAID controller, solid all-aluminum enclosure, and quiet cooling fan technology, both solutions come with two removable, 7,200RPM enterprise-class hard drives for improved reliability. With transfer rates up to 440MB/s, the G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 easily supports multi-stream HD, 2K and compressed 4K video workflows.
Manufacture suggested retail pricing (MSRP) is $1,299.95 for 16TB, $999.95 for 12TB and $799.95 for 8TB. Delivering up to 400MB/s, the G-RAID with USB 3.0 is $1,199.95 for 16TB, $799.95 for 12TB and $599.95 for 8TB. Both products will be available in March.
The second announcement is a set of G-DRIVE rugged drives. We have found their drives to be able to stand quite a bashing, but sand, dust and water is a definite no-no. These drives are designed to take punishment and can even stand being immersed in water briefly.
Designed to stand up to daily wear-and-tear as well as more serious conditions out in the field, with features like watertight drive compartments and drop-resistance, the new drives help keep content safe in virtually any environment.
If you don't like seeing drives get wet, then don't watch this video!
If you would like to have a look at the new drives, you will find G-Technology at stand M12 in hall N18.