The G-Technology G-RAID Thunderbolt Hard Drive helps you get the most out of your professional content-creation applications. It's 12 times faster than FireWire 800, providing the raw speed that you need for media driven workflows and editing.
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.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 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.
- Ultra-fast, high-performance Thunderbolt interface technology
- Double the data transfer rates of USB 3.0 and more than 12 times faster than FireWire 800
- 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 six Thunderbolt compatible peripherals
- Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS X
- 7200 RPM drive technology
- Solid all-aluminium case for excellent durability
Did you notice?To use this Thunderbolt drive with your Mac, you'll need a Thunderbolt cable.
Apple Recommends ForManaging multi-stream HDV, uncompressed SD and other high-capacity workflows on your Mac with ease.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-RAID Thunderbolt Hard Drive
- Power cable
- Mains adapter
- Quick start guide
- Thunderbolt cable
- Other Features: Kensington Port, RAID support, Time Machine compatible, Upgradeable / Expandable
- Connections: Thunderbolt
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 85.7 mm/3.37 in.
- Width: 130 mm/5.12 in.
- Length: 235 mm/9.25 in.
- OS X 10.6 or later
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G02289
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487190021
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
Ratings & Reviews
Very happy with this drive
The drive is very quiet. I also have a GSPEED Q..... That was very noisy.......so it was nice to see this drive be so quiet. The d The drive is very quiet. I also have a GSPEED Q..... That was very noisy.......so it was nice to see this drive be so quiet. The drive is very fast. The look of the drive fits nicely with the iMac. The build is very good. …
- Written by DANNY L from Simi Valley
83 of 90 people found this useful
Second time's the charm
Needed fast storage for editing video on 2011 17 MPB. Seemed to work fine until I used it as a source for Time Capsule. Then the d Needed fast storage for editing video on 2011 17 MPB. Seemed to work fine until I used it as a source for Time Capsule. Then the drive would self eject every five minutes or so. G-Tech customer support tried their best but to no avail. Returned and exchanged drive next day. New drive works great. Quick, quiet and reliable. Perfect for FCPX. …
- Written by Tom F from Raleigh
83 of 92 people found this useful
This drive is great for me as I am a video Dj with a vast diverse music library, and while I run scratch live, along with Serato v This drive is great for me as I am a video Dj with a vast diverse music library, and while I run scratch live, along with Serato video, or Mix Emergency, this drive is as fast as I need it to be plus more. …
- Written by David G from las vegas
87 of 100 people found this useful
I purchased the 4TB RAID to back-up all of my movies. It transferred all of the data relatively quickly. However, once the data I purchased the 4TB RAID to back-up all of my movies. It transferred all of the data relatively quickly. However, once the data was backed up and the drive fell asleep it would not wake up. I tried to eject the drive to turn it off and on again but it would not eject. Eventually I ended up turning off the drive without ejecting. Contacted tech support multiple times and got different explanations. I returned the drive and they sent a new one. Same problem with the new drive. I returned that one and they sent another replacement. Same problem again. They were willing to keep sending me new drives until I received one that work. I didn't want to do that and ask them to send the standard 4TB drive, not RAID, it works perfect and I am completely happy. Their only suggestion with regards to the RAID was to purchase disksomnia to prevent the drive from falling asleep. …
- Written by Scott M from Upland
21 of 26 people found this useful
Will not work as an encrypted Time Machine backup
Great drive. I loved all aspects of it until I learned that it cannot be used to hold an encrypted Time Machine backup. The issue Great drive. I loved all aspects of it until I learned that it cannot be used to hold an encrypted Time Machine backup. The issue does not seem to be unique to the G-RAID, but rather appears to be intrinsic to all RAID drives. Since our enterprise IT staff require that all backup Time Machine disks be encrypted, unfortunately I had to return this and go with a slower non-RAID model. Other than that was very happy with the disk. …
- Written by Tom W from Salt Lake City
15 of 16 people found this useful
Good..But Not Great
Fast, but not the fastest in this price range.
Not noisy, but it's still a little annoying if you sitting next to it.
Nice to l Fast, but not the fastest in this price range.
Not noisy, but it's still a little annoying if you sitting next to it.
Nice to look at - but still, it's only a HD.
Thunderbolt Cable is not included - even at this price.
Remember this Hard Drive is 2 Partitions - so you can't use it as fx. 1 x 1GB + 1 x 3Gb. It can only be used as 2 x 2GB or you can split one of them into smaller partitions. …
- Written by Tony L from København Ø
22 of 25 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does the G-drive 4 TB Thunderbolt external hard drive come with a thunderbolt cable?
- Asked by Paul C from Philadelphia
Yes. I just ordered mine and it came in today. It was the first thing in the box
- Answered by Jake C from Springfield
Looking to get into filming weddings. I will have lots of footage. So as not fill Comp HD- will this G drive be quick with final cut x?
- Asked by Gerald M from Cinnaminson
Yes. I use one for Final Cut Pro X. It is fast and reliable.
- Answered by Martin N
Does Thunderbolt support S.M.A.R.T. on external storage devices.
- Asked by Dave K from Ottawa
Can a G raid drive be used as a network file server
- Asked by Mark O from Ada
Not as it ships out of the box. You can of course (and this applies to any Mac) add the drive to a M Not as it ships out of the box. You can of course (and this applies to any Mac) add the drive to a Mac and use the drive as a shared volume. You could choose to have the Mac it's attached to provide this service using Mac OS File Sharing, or if you have more sophisticated needs you could install the Mac OS Server version of the system software.
Whilst I haven't used this particular product in such a set up I do run two networks where I have large RAID systems attached to Mac Minis which run headless and act as servers for the networks. …
- Answered by Keith G from Lee Mill
Can I use this with my mini server & can I allow access for storage and max number chained linked together bought for iTunes backup used 1TB 7TB left
- Asked by Allan B from Gold Coast
How noisy is this in operation?
- Asked by Mark F
I have one of these and it sits in the cabinet below the iMac.
I have not noticed it making any noi I have one of these and it sits in the cabinet below the iMac.
I have not noticed it making any noise at all so i would say its very very quiet in operation.
All in all a fantastic bit of kit …
- Answered by Paul P