|Hard Drive||8192 GB External|
G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt Professional Dual Drive Storage System 8TB (0G02272)
|Price:||$529.95 & FREE Shipping|
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- Ultra-fast, high-performance Thunderbolt interface technology
- Double the data transfer rates of USB 3.0 and over 12 times faster than Firewire 802
- RAID 0 for maximum performance. Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for easy access and daisy-chaining up to 6 Thunderbolt compatible peripherals
- Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
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I've used many drives in the past and am currently using a 4tb non Thunderbolt model as well. Data Transfer rates on the Thunderbolt model are Amazing, i'm using it with a new Retina Macbook Pro and it's keeping up with Final Cut Pro X extremely well at 1080p nay any hiccups. If you watch any of the videos online showing the demo equipment, you'll see the Thunderbolt logo lights up, on the retail models it does not light up and that's a good thing. Additionally you'll not that the unit is a bit larger than other G-Drive hard drives, but this won't impact your usage at all.
*Extremely fast, faster than my existing solutions. This is including a G-drive connected via Esata (The Mac Pro doesn't have the latest chipsets for faster throughput).
*Aesthetically pleasing; It's a nice piece of equipment that doesn't stand out, nor look cheap in buid quality.
*Rugged design; This thing is Solid and the cooling works quite well
*Price $$$$$$; man is this thing expensive (still cheaper than my Pegasus setup though). As with all Thunderbolt hardware, there is a a heck of a lot more electronically needed over simple usb and Fw and that drives the price.
*Thunderbolt only; This isn't an issue for me, but if you're moving it around there's always a chance there won't be an appropriate port for it on your computer
It's likely we'll see prices drop here in the future, many motherboard manufacturers have announced Thunderbolt compatible equipment. Hitachi G-Drives are completely about performance and they always have and G-drive is no exception. If you're relying on read/write speeds, stick with the right equipment as it will save you time in the long run.
I bought two of these units to link them into a RAID 1-0 in my Imac 27 inch desktop.
The Apple OS was all I needed to do that.
I found an article online that detailed the procedure from womb to tomb. Well almost. From initializing it with zeroes (not needed but recommended for easier recovery) to setting it up. Took me several tries as the OS level was different than the article and therefore had to improvise / test . But in the end it all worked very well. (The optional initialization will take overnight to complete).
Now I have full redundancy and speed.
Each unit of 8TB is actually made up of two internal 4 TB hard drives.
With RAID 0 (aka "STRIPING") you have twice the speed but zero reliability.
Thats how the drives ship from manufacturer.
With RAID 1 (MIRRORING) you have redundancy but at half the capacity (8TB become 4TB, 4 become 2 etc).
So I put two of these on top of each other (a total of 16TB) into a RAID 1-0 configuration which basically mirrors (protects) a pair of striped drives, giving me the benefits of both at a cost of reduced capacity.
Peace of mind is what it does.
With hard drives is not a matter of IF they will fail but of WHEN they will fail.
So I ended up with 8TB of redundant space (two identical 8TB copies) mapped out over 16TB with striping thrown in for speed of read access.
No fancy controllers, no special enclosures, no goofy software.
Sits in the back of the monitors quietly basking in a soft blue light.Read more ›
Sadly, the refurbished 8-TB drive is not like the brand new units—their internal components rattle. We contacted G-Tech again and they sent another drive. It arrived with the same problem except this time, only one of the Thunderbolt ports was usable.
We contacted them again and made a reasonable request that they confirm their outgoing drives' internal components don't rattle and that their Thunderbolt ports are functional. RMA was arranged for us to ship the drives back to them for analysis and we hope that they will fix the problem.
We do a lot of video research and each drive is critical to our operation so dealing with the failed hard drive and with the replacement drives that arrived in unacceptable condition has really tarnished G-Technology's position in our book. We will definitely look to other external hard drive manufacturers for future purchases based on the poor system they have in place for handling drives covered under warranty.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bit noisy (as others have mentioned), but otherwise amazingly fast and super easy to configure. RAID is via Mac OS software - default is striped, but you can change that to... Read morePublished 20 days ago by MontclairDad
This is my 2nd purchase of G-RAID with Thunderbolt . . 1st was 4T . . this time 8T. Both are hooked into my iMac now. I erased the 4T and use that for photos and videos. Read morePublished 1 month ago by + Crumbo +
This drive may be fantastic, but it is no longer supported by OSX El Capitan. Apple has ditched software RAIDs, and if you want to use this drive (or any other RAID storage... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Kirk
It is just two hard drives in raid 0. A better use of the thunderbolt feature would be putting two or more sata ssds in raid 0 or better yet a single fast pcie ssd. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M mark
Fast and accurate transfers with "Thunderbolt." After sitting dormant of a while it shuts down the drive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sam
Arrived in a timely manor as advertised. I have had the G-RAID Thunderbolt up and running for about 2 weeks. It is running as advertised. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris Bracken
Not as fast I would have thought for a thunderbolt drive about 270MBs per second. Very noisy when drives are accessing so I had to move it out of the room to tolerate it and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by richard mazikowski