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G-Technology G-RAID 4 TB Dual External Hard Drive
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- 5.25’ (1.6 m) eSATA Cable
- 6’ (1.8 m) FireWire-800 Cable
- 6’ (1.8 m) FireWire-800 to FireWire-400 Cable
- 3’ (1 m) USB 2.0 Cable
- Universal AC Power Supply
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From the Manufacturer
G-Technology manufactures the industry's most comprehensive line of external disk storage solutions designed for professional content creation applications. G-Technology's USB, FireWire, eSATA, slim-SAS, and Fibre Channel systems support all levels of audio/video production. G-Technology's focus on technology, quality and design has resulted in disk storage solutions with unmatched performance, reliability and style.
Professional High-Performance Dual-Drive Storage System
The G-Technology G-RAID is designed specifically for professional content creation applications such as Final Cut Studio. The G-Technology G-RAID features a high-speed interface--3 Gbit eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB2.0 ports--and is available in storage capacities up to an amazing 4TB. When connected via eSATA, the G-Technology G-RAID provides data transfers rates in excess of 200MB/second to support demanding post production environments.
The G-Technology G-RAID is guaranteed to support the simultaneous playback of multiple layers of video in real-time in Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Xpress. This claim is 100% guaranteed, not marketing hype--stream counts during in-house testing of the G-Technology G-RAID are calculated using a G-Technology G-RAID filled to 80% capacity and incorporate a full seek from the first file to the last file on the drive. Experience 2 simultaneous video streams for 8/10 bit SD, 4 for DVCPRO HD, 5 for HDV, and 8 for DV25--this is the minimum guaranteed performance from a G-Technology G-RAID. Stream counts will be significantly greater on a clean drive when attached via eSATA.
To unleash the ultimate performance of the G-Technology G-RAID, connect the system to your workstation using one of G-Technology's high-speed eSATA host adapters (sold separately). The low-cost PCIe x1 adapter provides up to 100MB/second while the PCIe x4 card provides an amazing 200+ MB/second on reads and writes.
Rugged and Stylish Aluminum Enclosure
The G-Technology G-RAID series is built to last, featuring a solid, all-aluminum base and enclosure that especially complements the recent line of iMacs and MacBooks. It's a rugged and dependable backup solution with a stylish and clean design.
Easy to Setup
The G-Technology G-RAID is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single, big and fast disk drive. A simple reformat is all it takes to ready the G-Technology G-RAID for use with Windows systems (2TB model only).
The Best Warranty and Support in the Business
The G-Technology G-RAID is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications.
What's in the Box
G-Technology G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System, Universal AC Power Supply, 1.6 Meter eSATA Cable (black), 1.8 Meter FireWire 800 Cable (white), 1.8 Meter FireWire 800 to 400 Cable (white), 1 Meter USB 2.0 Cable (white), CD Manual, and 3-year factory warranty.
- Interface: 1x 3Gbit, eSATA, 2x FireWire 800 (9-pin), 1x USB2.0, FireWire 400 via included cable
- Disk Drives: 2 x SATA II
- RPM: 7200
- Cache: Up to 32MB per drive
- Cooling System: Thermo-regulated, quiet smart fan
- RAID Controller: Hardware RAID 0 - Oxford 936 chipset
- Size (LxWxH): 9.25" x 5.125" x 2.875" / 235 x 130 x 73 mm
- Weight: 3.85 lbs / 1.75 kg
- System Requirements: eSATA / FireWire 800 / USB 2.0: Mac OSX 10.3.x or higher, Windows 2000/XP/Vista
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|Designed For||General Storage / Backup||Video / Audio Editing||Video / Audio Editing||General Storage / Backup||General Storage / Backup||General Storage / Backup||General Storage / Backup|
Top Customer Reviews
I purchased two new Graid Gen4 2tb drives in October 2010. One drive was totally dead, DOA, right out of the box.
GTech informed me today that "We no longer repair drives." Oh. Maybe they were thinking something else, but that really gives me pause about customer service and warranty reliablility.
Need further proof? Simply go to [...] and look under FORUMS. There you will find one for GTech. Man you will get an eye full! "Now my 2nd GRAID is failing!" "Lost all data, HELP!" "Drive won't mount". "Power button won't work." "Drive makes strange noises". And my favorite, "Are all GTech drives really bad, or is it just me?"
Nope, it isn't "just you". I've had the president of GTech call me and replace ALL of my GRAID drives because I raised such a stink about the lousy quality and the failure rate. At that time, I had 3 or 4 drives fail in a year--one only 9 months new, and the replacement RMA drive failing after 30 days!
Now this....2 new drives, purchased here through Adorama (which I hold totally blameless) and one of them is totally dead. According to GTech, my only option is to return the drive to Adorama and have them ship me another drive--with no assurances that it will work, either.
I would love to really believe in or trust GTech, but no longer. As soon as I can afford it, I will replace my 4 (hopefully) running GRaid drives with another manufacturer.
I'm not a nut. I don't have my video editing suite located over power lines, or an ancient Indian burial ground. They are in an air conditioned room with superb ventilation. But they don't last. They don't work.Read more ›
During the second week, I noticed a "Device Removal!" error (meaning, the drive had unexpectedly disconnected from the Mac); I figured it was a fluke. But last night, it did this three times, during a big read operation. Hideous. Specifically, I was opening a project that used a number of orchestral instruments, and the G-Tech drive dismounted in the middle of their loading process. OUCH.
I've taken the exchange route this time, but if the replacement drive exhibits the same behavior, I'm getting a refund and moving on. (Up to now, I've gotten most of my audio-purposed drives from Other World Computing and had pretty good luck - one failure in I think 8 years.)
G-Tech cannot advertise this drive as suitable for A/V/Digital Media work -- or much of anything else, really -- if this is how it performs. I'll report back after I get my replacement.
I will never, never buy a G-Tech product again. They are badly made and they are not supported by intelligent service. I have a quote from our CS rep - We can't give you your money back because we are not the retailer and you have to go through trouble shooting to get an RMA! OK I am sending it back to Amazon. At least they have good customer service.
This is the second G-raid I've bought and I'm pleased with the design and quality.
No matter what definition you use, the "R" in RAID stands for "Redundant." This is always true with the exception of RAID 0 which isn't really a RAID at all. With the very basic RAID, RAID 1, you have a mirrored copy of all information on both drives in the pair. With RAID 0 you have what's called a stripe set; bits of files are written to multiple disks in a set. No one disk contains a whole file (usually), so all drives are required for you to be able to access your data.
When I dig deeper into the reviews on here (Amazon) I notice a lot of people giving the drives negative scores because of the failure rate. My drive hasn't failed. I'm giving this drive a negative rating for mis-branding. Because the drive is called G-RAID, and I read far enough down to see that the "drive" came with 2 disks, I assumed that the drive was a RAID 1. Because of this I purchased the drive for doing backups on data that I would like to keep. Upon realizing my mistake some months after having purchased my drive, (finally got around to using it), I realize that I need to get a different drive for backups. I had actually done my pre-purchase "research" on another site that did not indicate this is a RAID-0 drive, and ended up buying the drive from Amazon because of the cheaper price.
I was not intending on buying a stripe set for doing back-ups, but was mislead by the name on the unit. I have a stripe set with SSDs which is significantly faster than this drive will ever be, even with its Firewire 800 port because this drive uses physical disks. I purchased this device for use on one of my workstations as a back-up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We bought 3 of these for our video library, a main drive and 2 backups, and they've worked well. After five years, only one has died. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Offer
Amazingly reliable drive. G-Technology uses Enterprise drives in them which are supreme to normal drives. If you want a fail proof drive- look no further.Published 5 months ago by Michael Potter
I have read the devastating reviews of the GForce RAID and GForce drives. After a fatal loss of my music and video project drives (Seagates) I went for the G-Tech solution. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JJR
Love the space!Great especially of you have tons of video content.Published 6 months ago by Adeola Alao
Works Great, this is my third drive, all others are full and never had an issue!Published 6 months ago by Dustin
Does what it's supposed to do. Arrive in a timely manner. Still using it.Published 11 months ago by Matthew H.
The drive is made with very high quality materials and works super well. It has more than enough space to fulfill my work needs. Great product.Published 11 months ago by Mia
The reviews say it all. There are way too many failures to even think about buying another one!Published 15 months ago by Gary VanHorn