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.
- 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
- Thunderbolt cable sold separately
Did you notice?To use this Thunderbolt drive with your Mac, you'll need a Thunderbolt cable, sold separately.
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
- 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: 0G02272
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487189803
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Gets extremely hot, and then slow, and finally stuck
This one goes back to the apple store next week. The first thing I wanted to do was to copy my iTunes library to it. After 100 GB This one goes back to the apple store next week. The first thing I wanted to do was to copy my iTunes library to it. After 100 GB it was extremely hot and finally it was stuck doing nothing nothing. It is a good price per TB but considering the performance, this is not recommendable. …
- Written by Martin A from 新座市
80 of 107 people found this useful
Drives not hot-swappable. What's the point?
If I want the decent performances using RAID 0/5 + Thunderbolt (for video editing for instance), ideally I take 2xSSD
If I want t If I want the decent performances using RAID 0/5 + Thunderbolt (for video editing for instance), ideally I take 2xSSD
If I want the safe data storage using RAID 1 (for external backup of my data), I need hot swappable drives so I can change myself a failed drive.
None of these 2 key options are offered with the G-RAID.
So disappointing to wait so long to see the first G-Tech Thunderbolt device and finally get such a bungled design apparently worth $999... …
- Written by Clement B
83 of 123 people found this useful
Don t buy
Definitly not worth the price the design isn't that good and the performances are not better than my former eSATA drive, I should Definitly not worth the price the design isn't that good and the performances are not better than my former eSATA drive, I should have bought something capable of more than eSATA (300 MB/s) …
- Written by serious I
69 of 105 people found this useful
I have used this drive daily for over a year with no problems. Due to the fact it only has two HD drives the T-Bolt connection is I have used this drive daily for over a year with no problems. Due to the fact it only has two HD drives the T-Bolt connection is still faster than the RAIDed twin HDDs. That being said it runs great with full uncompressed HD without a snag. It also fits nicely into my workflow as I can run a display and the drive off a single connection.
The RAID here is just for drive speed so there is no data backup, but we have dozens and dozens of older G-Tech drives and only a few failures over 3 years. If you need the backup option, or to hot swap failing drives then the G-Speed series is what you are looking for. …
- Written by Nicholas F from North Hollywood
1 of 1 people found this useful
love love love it
There is nothing but awesomeness and performance out of this G-Raid. I have it sitting right behind my dual Thunderbolt Displays a There is nothing but awesomeness and performance out of this G-Raid. I have it sitting right behind my dual Thunderbolt Displays and I can't here but a whisper. As an avid audiophile who slices his wrist if I can hear a single little tiny hizz, buzz, or fan, even though all my other HDs are SSD I can barely barely hear the G-Raid two foot from my nose. Just transferred 4 gigabytes from an external SSD to the G-Raid 8TB... it took 6 seconds. Awesome product, and knowing I'm dealing with Enterprise quality HDs, forget about it. …
- Written by Mark M from Calabasas
13 of 17 people found this useful
This drive is great! Fast, quiet, cool! The only reason why it does not get 5 stars is that it does not go to sleep when computer This drive is great! Fast, quiet, cool! The only reason why it does not get 5 stars is that it does not go to sleep when computer sleeps. Why that is, is not to understand since the Lacie Thunderbold drives do ( and they have an on/off switch as wel)l. Otherwise perfect, like always with G-Tech... …
- Written by Sascha B from Pompano Beach
18 of 21 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
- Answered by Marc V
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
No answers yet
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
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
No. This device is RAID-0. For RAID-5 you would need a min of 3 and preferably 4 drives. The G-SPEED No. This device is RAID-0. For RAID-5 you would need a min of 3 and preferably 4 drives. The G-SPEED-Q is the one for you if want RAID 5. …
- Answered by Mark V from Idaho Falls