G-Technology 8TB G-RAID USB 3.0 Hard Drive

G-Technology 8TB G-RAID USB 3.0 Hard Drive

A$849.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Managing high-capacity professional content creation workflows on your Mac.
  • 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
  • Tech Specs

    • 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.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5 or later
    • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port

    Windows

    • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
    • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G02492
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487191042

    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

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Value for money for Data storage with data security

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Malvern

    1 of 1 people found this useful

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  • Good Service

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had this for a number of months.

    And have no complaints.

    It works well.

    Just be aware that you need to buy a thun I have had this for a number of months.

    And have no complaints.

    It works well.

    Just be aware that you need to buy a thunder bolt cable to use it.

    • Written by from IVEL

    1 of 4 people found this useful

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  • G-Technology 8TB G-RAID

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am terribly displeased with this product. After having it for 3 months, the drive was not consistently writable. After talking t I am terribly displeased with this product. After having it for 3 months, the drive was not consistently writable. After talking to a tech at G-Technology, the hardware simply malfunctioned and I have to send it in for a refurbished replacement. Several of my colleagues have had the same issue happen more than once. I would not recommend anyone buying this drive.

    • Written by from Harlingen

    50 of 54 people found this useful

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