G-RAID is designed specifically for professional content creation applications and features USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 for universal connectivity. It supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV, DVCPRO HD and ProRes 422 HQ with leading video editing applications, including Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer and Adobe Premiere. G-RAID is capable of delivering up to 250MB/s transfer rates when connected to a USB 3.0 interface while the thermo-regulated smart fan keeps things cool and your editing suite quiet.
- USB 3.0 and FireWire ports for flexible, high-speed data transfer
- RAID 0 for maximum performance
- Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 workflows
- Plug-and-play setup on Mac OS X
- 7200 RPM SATA III hard drives
- Solid all-aluminium case for extra durability
- Smart-cooling fan technology for cool, quiet operation
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 interfaces
- Transfer files at up to 250MB/s with USB 3.0
Did you notice?USB 3.0 connectivity provides data transfer rates up to 250 MB/s.
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What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-RAID USB 3.0 Hard Drive
- Universal power supply
- USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
- Two FireWire cables (800; 800 to 400)
- Quick install guide
- Other Features: Kensington Port, RAID support, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Firewire 400, Firewire 800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 73 mm/2.875 in.
- Width: 130 mm/5.125 in.
- Weight: 2.26 kg
- Length: 235 mm/9.25 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G02492
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487191042
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Expensive warranty repair
I have had this drive fail after 8 months, purchasing it on the apple online store in New Zealand. It seemed to run well, though t I have had this drive fail after 8 months, purchasing it on the apple online store in New Zealand. It seemed to run well, though the overly bright light is annoying. The biggest annoyance was it is costing me more than 10% of the purchase price to send it back for repair (had to go to Singapore). The drive failed through no fault of my own but I'm having to wear the cost of shipping. Not good enough apple and G-Tech. …
- Written by John D from Christchurch
Have a roll of tape handy.
The drive works as advertised.
I must admit I was suckered a little on this purchase by the Applesque design of this enclosure. The drive works as advertised.
I must admit I was suckered a little on this purchase by the Applesque design of this enclosure. However, the attention to detail ends there. The little logo and "power indicator lamp" on the front of this drive is horrendously cheap in both design and construction. This might sound a bit trivial until you actually buy one and turn it on. The white LED mounted inside the logo is similar to someone flashing their bright headlights at you. It quite literally illuminates my entire office, and pulsates anytime the drive is in use. It is so bright that even tape only masks a part of it. The lamp is not shielded—at all—inside the housing, so the entire enclosure inside, also flashes through the ventilation holes. There is a "warranty void if removed" sticker on one of the screws, so opening the enclosure up to sort this issue, may not be an option either. I ended up opening it anyway, to cover the lamp on the inside, and a piece of black Gorilla Tape, made the lamp livable on the outside. Yes, even Gorilla tape wasn't enough to completely subdue this beacon. On the upside, if you live on the coast, this drive may make you a hero to a local mariner some stormy night. …
- Written by Daniel E from Medicine Hat
1 of 2 people found this useful
Value for money for Data storage with data security
I bought the 8 TB version in 2013 and run it in mirror mode (4TB) for backup purposes only and am happy with it. After use I pack I bought the 8 TB version in 2013 and run it in mirror mode (4TB) for backup purposes only and am happy with it. After use I pack it back in its original box & put into the cupboard away from electro-magnetism, etc. Longest I've had it running was 8 hrs with no heat issues, but I don't know how it would cope if run 24/7. 2 years ago I had a Lacie 2TB drive on a 'soft' surface, knocked it just enough to tip over and it died instantly. So much for metal protection.
Not especially noisy but again, I do only use it for backup purposes. Plastic unit but no issues with this.
Speed: I use FW8 (MacPro 2008), a fraction slower than my other drives but fine for my back-up purposes. Keep in mind mine runs in mirror-mode with duplication. If one drive dies the data is not lost. And is apparently easy to replace either of the drives.
Value for money for data storage with data security is very good compared to other options. 8 TB option is very good for the price compared to other brands! …
- Written by Mark P from Malvern
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this work with a pre Thunderbolt iMac? Mid 2010 model?
- Asked by Joe M from Bend
Is this drive fast enough to download and edit pictures from using Photoshop Elements. Bottom-line, I want to use this as the primary drive for Photos
- Asked by Bruce D from Hickory Creek
Yes. All external hard drives made in the last 5 years will easily fulfil this requirement for you. Yes. All external hard drives made in the last 5 years will easily fulfil this requirement for you. If you need the utmost speed possible then investing in a RAID 0 drive such as this one might be a good idea. Two things though:
1) A RAID 0 drive is more susceptible to data loss because it requires both the drives in the array to be functional in order for data to be accessed. Physically, this is actually two hard disks in one enclosure and if either fails there will be data loss. The speed benefits must be weighed against the reduced data safety.
2) If you are using Photoshop Elements then you are probably not a professional and in that case you would be better saving your money and using a cheaper drive. Even very cheap drives will provide data access as speeds good enough for photo editing. Even for a professional photographer (which is my vocation), a RAID 0 is overkill in my opinion. I am looking at this drive to see if it can be used in RAID 1 instead. In RAID 1, the size of the drive would be halved but each of the physical drives inside would be a copy of the other, essentially doing my backup for me automatically. If one failed, I'd still have all my data.
Always have backups of your data. Hope that helped. …
- Answered by James S