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G-Technology G-RAID 8TB Dual External Hard Drive with USB 3.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 Interfaces and RAID 0 (0G02492)

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8 TB
  • USB 3.0 and FireWire ports for flexible, high-speed data transfer
  • RAID 0 for maximum performance
  • Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 workflows
  • Plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
  • Up to 8TB storage capacity
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Capacity: 8 TB

Product Details

Capacity: 8 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.1 x 2.9 inches ; 4.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009VL9VC2
  • Item model number: 0G02492
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 25, 2012

Product Description

Capacity: 8 TB

G-RAID A dual drive, professional RAID 0 storage solution with high-speed USB 3.0 and FireWire interfaces. Designed for professional content creation applications, G-RAID supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV/DVCPRO HD ProRes 422 HQ with the leading video editing applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro , AVID Media Composer and Adobe Premiere . An all aluminum enclosure, soft power switch and quiet smart fan round out G-RAID’s professional feature set.

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Customer Reviews

We will never purchase another G-Tech Device... ever.
Johnny W.
You can still get the data off if you get the drives out of the enclosure.
Jocelyn Hanover
In summary, these are incredibly reliable drives, fast and tough.
Sprocket

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David A. Schultz on December 15, 2013
Size Name: 8 TB Verified Purchase
I have had no luck with this model. I had two of these in a row that had thrashing head movements after a couple of days of service. Seems coincidental, I'm sure. But when the "whoosh-whoosh" sounds happen and there is no commanding being done, then the unit is going bad. I had put my computer to sleep to make sure no background work to the drive was being done, and the thrashing sounds continued. Interestingly enough, the heads behaved well when commanded.

It seems that the problem with the heads is related to read/write errors. I went to back up what I had and did a comparison (2.5 days!) between drives. Half of the files had errors.

I would like to point out that my negative review is partially because of the unit, but also because of the company's policy (of lack thereof) for repairs outside of warranty. I called up G-Tech and asked about the noises; I was told the unit was about to fail. Also, I was told that if it were under warranty, to get an RMA. I mentioned that there was no warranty, and asked what kind of options did I have for non-warranty work. Short answer: "None, go buy another." Let me get this straight, the manufacturer says, "We can't or don't want to take any money to fix a current unit -- at any price." This has turned me off to this brand for a long time to come.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Johnny W. on June 1, 2014
Size Name: 8 TB
As a small wedding photography business in the DC Metro area that does excess of 70 weddings yearly, we entrusted G-Technology to be rock solid. However, one of the basic requirements for a harddrive is non-existent on these devices. The way these drives are built is IF the power supply/fuse is blown, there is no way to retrieve your data because you can't get to your data. We are not speaking about a restore (which we have done with many other harddrives with data rescue tools). Many other storage devices have a safe way to getting power to the device, however G-Tech Raid Drives simply doesn't have an option. Once the fuse is blown, forget trying to retrieve that data that is perfectly safe on the device, you now have a brick.

Our Story:

Our workflow has been decent as we have a triple redundancy system that involves our ingest and editing phase (copying to dropbox (2TB), and copying to two local resources (iMac -3TB) and external (G-Tech 4TB). We copy locally and to external devices as temporary storage because we edit in the cloud from several devices with Lightroom. After 3 months, we use CCC to stagger copy and move files to another G-Tech G-Raid 8TB, which is reviewed twice a year and we begin purging items from local harddrives and cloud as needed. When attempting to boot up the 8TB in January of this year, the drive would not boot up. We ordered two new power supplies from G-Tech after investigating it on our end and those did not work as well. Three calls to tech support indicated that if the fuse was blown, they would only replace the drive and that there was nothing that could be done for data because the drives are built in a way where you can't get the data in the event of a power failure!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jocelyn Hanover on July 2, 2014
Size Name: 8 TB
I've seen many of these units come across my desk as a working Digital Asset Manager for VFX. They are great when they're NEW but after a year of heavy use, they can start to clink, whoosh, and unmount unpredictably. If you are so unlucky as to have one of these brick on you, and you're outside of warranty, buy yourself an LVIEW DUAL DOCK HARDDRIVE CLONER and dig those harddrives out. You can still get the data off if you get the drives out of the enclosure.

Also, this is NOT a long term solution to data storage. Think of it as a big fat temporary harddrive that sits on your desk but doesn't take well to being moved around.

For heavy use, go with a proper NAS device like a QNAP or a thunderbolt-enabled Pegasus enclosure. And please, for the love of God, use CRASHPLAN or AMAZON CLOUD to store your data elsewhere too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa P. on March 18, 2014
Size Name: 4 TB Verified Purchase
I have NEVER posted a review in Amazon but I NEED to do it now. A friend recommended this brand and I read some reviews BUT after less than a month in use I got an error message and basically the disk decided to stop working. I lost a $3,000 course photo folder, not to mention my iMac now suddenly turns off every once in a while out of nothing (when after formatting the disk to give it a second chance I am trying to put info into it again). I could have never spent more money in such a horrible bad functioning product! Do not buy or at least now from this seller!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W.L. Springs on February 2, 2015
Size Name: 8 TB Verified Purchase
This drive didn't last me a weeks worth of work. It gave me just enough time to put a few TB worth of data on it only to fail to mount one morning after working completely fine the night before (without touching or changing anything, just powering down the computer).

The drive was formatted EXFAT for use on both iOS and Windows, no strenuous work other than the initial load of data. The drive had been working on a windows 8.1 machine only so far. I'm a fanboy of both Mac and Windows btw...

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Of course I thought it was my fault first, I tried every troubleshooting technique I know and still nothing. Just when I thought I had lost 6 TB of data I got an iMac of all things to recognize it and mount the partition. So it must be all of my computers right? Well now that it worked again I tried it on my other previously attempted computers. Still NOTHING! WHAT is happening? I tried one more time on the computer I initially had the drive fail to mount on running windows 8.1, but this time I had placed the drive farther away from the computer about the extent of the USB 3 cable supplied by the manufacturer, whereas before the USB cable had plenty of slack. IT WORKED! Why?

Long story short:

After placing the drive at the extent of the usb 3 cable that comes with the drive (and also many others), so that there is tension on the cable at a 45 degree bend the drive was able to mount on my machine. ANY release of tension on the cable and the drive would unmount again. Like I said, I tried a few different usb 3 cables and firewire 800 cables in both the ports with the same result. My guess is a faulty connection of the ports inside the drive housing.
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