G-Technology G-SPEED Q 4TB High Speed RAID Array w/ eSATA, USB 2.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 Interfaces for Video Editing Applications 0G01792
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- 4TB of RAID Capable Storage Capacity
- High-speed, low-cost RAID featuring an internal RAID controller with eSATA, USB 2.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 Interfaces
- Whisper quiet aluminum enclosure features (4) hot-swappable drives
- Supports multi-stream SD and compressed HD workflows
- Quiet "smart" cooling fan ensures reliable operation and data integrity
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Protected, Quad-Interface Storage Solutions G-SPEED Q provides content creators a high-performance, quad-interface, 4-bay RAID solution for every type of digital asset. Equipped with 3Gbit eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0, the quiet and stylish G-SPEED Q features an internal RAID controller, solid, all-alluminum enclosure with (4) hot-swappable hard disk drive modules and "Smart Fan" technology. The internal RAID controller features the Oxford 936SE, supporting RAID 0 for maximum performance or RAID 5 for data protection. RAID configuration is accomplished through a simple Mac or PC application. G-SPEED Q's small footprint and portability make it perfect for laptop applications where high capacity and RAID protection is important. The high performance quad interface features (1) eSATA, (2) FireWire 800, and (1) USB 2.0 port.
From the Manufacturer
High-performance, Quad-interface, 4-Bay RAID Storage Solution
The G-Technology G-SPEED Q provides content creators a high-performance, quad-interface, 4-bay RAID storage solution for every type of digital asset. Equipped with 3Gbit eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0, the G-Technology G-SPEED Q offers high-speed connectivity through a wide range of interfaces. It also features an internal RAID controller, a solid, all-aluminum enclosure with four hot-swappable hard disk drive modules, and "Smart Fan" technology to keep things quiet.
The internal RAID controller features the Oxford 936SE, supporting RAID 0 for maximum performance or RAID 5 for data protection. RAID configuration is accomplished through a simple Mac or PC application. The G-Technology G-SPEED Q's small footprint and portability make it perfect for laptop applications where high capacity and RAID protection is important. The high performance quad interface features one eSATA port, two FireWire 800 ports, and one USB 2.0 port.
When connected eSATA using the G-Technology PCIe x4 RAID controller or other 4x eSATA adapter (sold separately), the G-Technology G-SPEED Q can sustain over 220MB/sec. FireWire performance completely saturates the FireWire 800 bus at speeds of 75-80MB/sec.
The enterprise-class hard drives included in the G-Technology G-SPEED series provide the same optimal reliability as the ones used in data centers worldwide. They're designed for 24x7 availability and optimized for multi-bay RAID (RVS) configurations.
Mac and Windows Compatible
Whether you're working on a PC, an iMac, or Mac PRO, the G-Technology G-SPEED series is widely compatible and delivers maximum performance regardless of the platform. Please see manufacturer website for more details.
What's in the Box
G-Technology G-SPEED Q storage unit with four removable drive modules, AC Power cord, 1.8m FireWire 800 Cable (white), 1.8m FireWire 800 to 400 cable (white), 1m USB 2.0 cable (white), 1m eSATA cable (white), drive module keys, CD manual.
Which G-Technology G-SPEED RAID Solution is Right for You?
|G-SPEED Q||G-SPEED eS||G-SPEED eS PRO|
|Available Capacities||4TB | 8TB | 12TB||4TB | 8TB | 12TB||4TB | 8TB | 12TB|
|Interface||eSATA, FW800/400, USB 2.0||eSATA||miniSAS, locking connector|
|RAID Controller||Internal, Oxford 936Q||*External, eSATA PCIe 4x||*External, miniSAS PCIe 8x|
|HD Editing||Compressed workflows||Multi-stream compressed |
|Uncompressed, multiple stream HD or |
2K DPX Film workflows
|MB/s||200+||230+ (single unit) |
|400+ (single unit) |
|RAID Options||0, 5||0, 2, 5, JBOD||0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and JBOD|
|RAID Spanning||Multi-unit RAID spanning |
(up to 4 units)
|Multi-unit RAID spanning |
(up to 2 units)
|* Available for purchase separately|
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It comes pre-configured with RAID 5 from the factory and changing it to RAID 0 seems very easy according to the instructions. The only minor gripe that I have is that the fan is a bit noisy if you have it next to you on your desk. It's not horrible but do not expect a completely quiet unit. But after using it for a little while, I got used to it and it didn't bother me as much. Otherwise, the drives are super fast, the unit itself has a very clean aluminum style design and you can't go wrong with RAID 5 protection to protect your data.
I love the looks, the performance and the ease of use. It's a bit on the pricey side but you truly get what you pay for. This unit was certainly made with quality in mind! I really love it...
I had a drobo before and it got very sluggish after 3 years and then crashed...!
This drive comes out of the box feeling substantial.
Buy it and have ease of mind! I do now.
The fan is somewhat noisier than I expected, but I just turn up the volume on my music.
The fan is not so quiet as claimed. It depends where your workstation is. If your computer by the furnace or your desk by major highway, you may not hear the clicking drive and fan noise as such. But if your walls and windows are well insulated, or if you have to work late at night, the noise may aggravate you.
I bought this item because I like the design and it looks beautiful. It just the noise is very annoying, until it stops writing or reading.
If the noise can be an issue for you, this model may not be a good choice. If you care the design more than anything else, then the noise possibly can be tolerated.