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G-Technology announce G-SPEED and G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 storage to match the Mac Pro

It didn't take long for the peripherals to start echoing the Mac Pro design. G-Technology announced three new products at NAB2014, two of which were black, curved and fast!

We are very big G-Technology fans, we cut broadcast shows regularly using G-RAIDS and with the migration of editing over to Mac Pros, these Thunderbolt 2 equipped drives look an ideal match.

There are two new shiny, curvy RAIDS in their Studio line of products.

First is the 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 for an MSRP of $3,599.95 for 24TB, $2,699.95 for 16TB and $2,199.95 for 12TB.

Then the smaller 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 for a MSRP of $1,499.95 for 12TB, $849.95 for 8TB and $649.95 for 4TB.

One of the things we like about the G-Technolgy products is the fact they use enterprise class drives. These don't make the units the cheapest, but we go for reliability over price any day. We haven't had one fail us yet and we've dropped them, left them in the car overnight, put them in our hand baggage on flights without a box e.t.c. 

Ian also mentions the new G-Dock modules.

Portable SSD Module: G-DRIVE ev SSD

  • Solid state drive (SSD) with high-speed USB 3.0 interface
  • Up to 400MB/s transfer rates via USB 3.0 for blazingly fast storage, transfers and edits
  • Storage modules can be taken into the field and used as bus-powered external drives via USB
  • Up to 480MB/s faster transfer rates when paired with the Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt
  • 512GB capacity
  • Plug-and-play setup on Mac® OS but easily reformatted for Windows®
  • Time Machine® compatible
  • Stylish and rugged* aluminium enclosure
  • Three-year limited warranty

The 512GB G-DRIVE ev SSD will be available in April and can be purchased for a MSRP of $499.95.

 

Portable Hard Drive Module: G-DRIVE ev 500GB

  • 7,200 RPM hard drive with high-speed USB 3.0 interface
  • Up to 125MB/s transfer rates via USB 3.0 for fast storage, transfers and edits
  • 500GB capacity
  • Storage modules can be taken into the field and used as bus-powered external drives, or used with the Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt
  • Plug-and-play setup on Mac OS but easily reformatted for Windows
  • Time Machine compatible
  • Stylish and rugged* aluminium enclosure
  • Three-year limited warranty

The 500GB G-DRIVE ev will be available in April and can be purchased for a MSRP of $99.95.

 

Chalk another appearance of FCPX on the NAB show floor too!

 


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I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

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