G-Technology 6TB G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 Hard Drive System

G-Technology 6TB G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 Hard Drive System

$889.95

2.0 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    G-Technology's G-RAID Studio is a high-performance Thunderbolt 2 storage system with hardware RAID and two removable 7200 rpm hard drives. Configurable in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD, G-RAID Studio offers transfer rates up to 360 MB/s to easily support 2K and compressed 4K video workflows. Which means you save time when working on demanding video- and photo-editing projects.

    Thunderbolt 2

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch. Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • Highlights

    • 360 MB/s sustained transfer rates
    • Thunderbolt 2 interface technology
    • Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining
    • Enterprise-class hard drives for maximum reliability
    • Supports multistream HD, 2K and compressed 4K workflows
    • Hardware RAID, RAID 0 (Performance), User selectable RAID 1 (Protected) and JBOD
    • Removable high-performance 7200 rpm drives
  • Did you notice?

    Transfer rates up to 360 Mb/s easily support 2K and compressed 4K workflows.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Handling the most demanding video- and photo-editing projects alongside your Mac.
  • What's in the Box?

    • G-Technology G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 Hard Drive System
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • Power cable
    • AC power adaptor
    • Quick-start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 21.31 cm/8.39 in.
    • Width: 10.9 cm/4.29 in.
    • Weight: 2.73 kg
    • Length: 18.11 cm/7.13 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v10.9 or later
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G03501
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487195729

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Great drive, but the fan runs loud even when drives are idle!

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    First, don't get fooled by the quickfacts, which state up to 360 MB/s transfer speed. It's 360 MB/s for the 12TB version and 330 M First, don't get fooled by the quickfacts, which state up to 360 MB/s transfer speed. It's 360 MB/s for the 12TB version and 330 MB/s for the 6 & 8TB version. The built in HDDs are 2 x 3TB HGST HUS724030ALE640 enterprise drives.
    The most annoying thing is the loud fan at the back, which starts running after a few minutes and never stops running, even when the drive is idle for hours. I wrote to the support and I was told that it can't be turned off, because it's an automatic thermal controlled fan.
    The problem is you can't get the drive far enough away from your ears, because of the short Thunderbolt cable length.

    On the positive side, the drive looks great & build quality seems solid (plastic) and it does the job well for me.

    • Written by from Wien

    19 of 20 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great drive, but the fan runs loud even when drives are idle!
  • Fast but noisy

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a pretty fast drive but i personally have this unit sitting on my desk and i am annoyed at the almost constant noise it ma This is a pretty fast drive but i personally have this unit sitting on my desk and i am annoyed at the almost constant noise it makes. Even when idle the fan will come on which is much louder than my previous drive. However the worst part is the "clicking" noise that it makes. I have read online this is the drives "talking" to one another. Don't know if that is accurate but it really is the worst part about this particular unit. This also happens when there is no activity on the drive. I have my fingers crossed that G-Technology figures out a way to fix this with a firmware upgrade. Otherwise i might be looking to get rid of this drive. What a waste!

    • Written by from Toronto

    15 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fast but noisy
  • DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased this raid with a new mac pro installed it changed it to raid 1 copied all my data and verified my data, everything worke Purchased this raid with a new mac pro installed it changed it to raid 1 copied all my data and verified my data, everything worked. I restarted and got a popup saying that the HDD wasn't recognized that I needed to initialize it. I tried everything, since nothing worked I called G-technology and the employee was rude said that the only way something like this could happened was if the device was improperly unplugged I repeatedly told him that wasn't the case and he gave me all these examples of how users tend to do certain things wrong making the device fail he then told me to purchase a recovery tool to get my data because there was nothing wrong with the HDD I just needed to initialize. To make the story long short I lost my data.

    • Written by from San Juan

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
  • DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased this raid with a new mac pro installed it changed it to raid 1 copied all my data and verified my data, everything worke Purchased this raid with a new mac pro installed it changed it to raid 1 copied all my data and verified my data, everything worked. I restarted and got a popup saying that the HDD wasn't recognized that I needed to initialize it. I tried everything, since nothing worked I called G-technology and the employee was rude said that the only way something like this could happened was if the device was improperly unplugged I repeatedly told him that wasn't the case and he gave me all these examples of how users tend to do certain things wrong making the device fail he then told me to purchase a recovery tool to get my data because there was nothing wrong with the HDD I just needed to initialize. To make the story long short I lost my data.

    • Written by from San Juan

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
  • Fast but noisy

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a pretty fast drive but i personally have this unit sitting on my desk and i am annoyed at the almost constant noise it ma This is a pretty fast drive but i personally have this unit sitting on my desk and i am annoyed at the almost constant noise it makes. Even when idle the fan will come on which is much louder than my previous drive. However the worst part is the "clicking" noise that it makes. I have read online this is the drives "talking" to one another. Don't know if that is accurate but it really is the worst part about this particular unit. This also happens when there is no activity on the drive. I have my fingers crossed that G-Technology figures out a way to fix this with a firmware upgrade. Otherwise i might be looking to get rid of this drive. What a waste!

    • Written by from Toronto

    15 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fast but noisy
  • Great drive, but the fan runs loud even when drives are idle!

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    First, don't get fooled by the quickfacts, which state up to 360 MB/s transfer speed. It's 360 MB/s for the 12TB version and 330 M First, don't get fooled by the quickfacts, which state up to 360 MB/s transfer speed. It's 360 MB/s for the 12TB version and 330 MB/s for the 6 & 8TB version. The built in HDDs are 2 x 3TB HGST HUS724030ALE640 enterprise drives.
    The most annoying thing is the loud fan at the back, which starts running after a few minutes and never stops running, even when the drive is idle for hours. I wrote to the support and I was told that it can't be turned off, because it's an automatic thermal controlled fan.
    The problem is you can't get the drive far enough away from your ears, because of the short Thunderbolt cable length.

    On the positive side, the drive looks great & build quality seems solid (plastic) and it does the job well for me.

    • Written by from Wien

    19 of 20 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great drive, but the fan runs loud even when drives are idle!

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