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 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.
- 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 ForHandling 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
- 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.
- Mac OS X v10.9 or later
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03501
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487195736
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Can I daisy chain 2 systems and then configure a RAID between the daisy-chained systems?
- Asked by Wes Z from Elkhorn
how loud is this? Is there a fan?
- Asked by James W from New York
I've been using G-Tech drives in various capacities for some time. This is the noisiest G-Tech drive I've been using G-Tech drives in various capacities for some time. This is the noisiest G-Tech drive I've owned. The fan, which comes on infrequently isn't the issue - it's the head/platter chatter, which is noticeable and distracting. Otherwise, of course, it's blazingly fast and makes video editing in FCP a real-time pleasure on a 5K 27" iMac.
- Answered by Maarten H from Toronto
I want to get this for my portable editing station. Is the case very sensitive to scratches?
- Asked by Marka R from Montreal
yes, very easy to scratch just dusting.
- Answered by Jim M from Massillon
Can I use this g-tech g-raid external drive with my Mac pro bought in 2011? With Mavericks OS?
- Asked by Holly I. C from Rutherford
Can I use a thunderbolt 2 drive on my 21" imac thunderbolt connection . Bought my imac July 2013
- Asked by Ralph W
Yes, you can use this with any Mac with a Thunderbolt connection. If you connected this Thunderbol Yes, you can use this with any Mac with a Thunderbolt connection. If you connected this Thunderbolt 2 drive to a mac with an original Thunderbolt port (v1) then you'll simply be limited by the slowest device in the chain and won't get the full speed that thunderbolt 2 offers. The connections are exactly the same so you won't need to change connections …
- Answered by Daniel O
Does 6TB G-Raid take up both ports or just one?
- Asked by Michael R from Rancho Palos Verdes
It has two 3TB HGST HUS724030ALE640 drives built in, so the answer is no. 6TB is for the RAID 0 conf It has two 3TB HGST HUS724030ALE640 drives built in, so the answer is no. 6TB is for the RAID 0 configuration. …
- Answered by Patrick L