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: 0G02272
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487189803
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
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
126 of 159 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
122 of 171 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
107 of 151 people found this useful
I have had this drive for about 18 months and I have only good things to say about it! It's connected to my top spec'ed mid 2011 I I have had this drive for about 18 months and I have only good things to say about it! It's connected to my top spec'ed mid 2011 Imac. I use this setup for video editing with FCPX. I edit directly from this disc and it performs fantastic! Recommended! …
- Written by Bent Are H from Bardu
4 of 7 people found this useful
Blazing fast data transfers, relatively quiet and cool running. Sleeps when not in use. Built solid as far as I can tell. The only Blazing fast data transfers, relatively quiet and cool running. Sleeps when not in use. Built solid as far as I can tell. The only thing I would change is that darn light on the front...there needs to be a way to dim that...I use this as part of my Mac Mini HTPC setup, and man, is it distracting. Going to have to go old school, and tape over it. Grrr. Otherwise, it seems solid, and haas given me no issues. …
- Written by James P from Denver
4 of 7 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
6 of 12 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
is it compatible with os 10.9 with no problems?
- Asked by Oliver B
I have not noticed any problems.
- Answered by David A
Is Thunderbolt really beneficial in terms of performance with hard drives?
- Asked by Jun Su P from Rensselaer
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
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