G-Technology 12TB G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 RAID Hard Drive

G-Technology 12TB G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 RAID Hard Drive


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  • Overview

    G-Technology's G-RAID Studio is a high-performance Thunderbolt 2 storage system with hardware RAID and two removable 7200 rpm hard drives. Configurable in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD, G-RAID Studio offers transfer rates up to 360 MB/s to easily support 2K and compressed 4K video workflows. Which means you save time when working on demanding video- and photo-editing projects.

    Thunderbolt 2

    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.

    With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 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.

  • Highlights

    • 360 MB/s sustained transfer rates
    • Thunderbolt 2 interface technology
    • Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining
    • Enterprise-class hard drives for maximum reliability
    • Supports multistream HD, 2K and compressed 4K workflows
    • Hardware RAID, RAID 0 (Performance), User selectable RAID 1 (Protected) and JBOD
    • Removable high-performance 7200 rpm drives
  • Did you notice?

    Transfer rates up to 360 Mb/s easily support 2K and compressed 4K workflows.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Handling the most demanding video- and photo-editing projects alongside your Mac.
  • What's in the Box?

    • G-Technology G-RAID Studio Thunderbolt 2 Hard Drive System
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • Power cable
    • AC power adaptor
    • Quick-start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 21.31 cm/8.39 in.
    • Width: 10.9 cm/4.29 in.
    • Weight: 2.73 kg
    • Length: 18.11 cm/7.13 in.
  • System Requirements


    • Mac OS X v10.9 or later
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G03398
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487195200

    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.

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  • Fast but noisy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the noisiest G-Tech drive I've used. It's not so much the fan, which is relatively quiet and comes on infrequently, but th This is the noisiest G-Tech drive I've used. It's not so much the fan, which is relatively quiet and comes on infrequently, but the head chatter as it accesses. It's somewhat distracting, particularly for disk intensive work like video editing. It's quite annoying if the drive is the host for a Windows VM - Windows thrashes the disk something fierce, so I moved the VM back to an older, quieter (slower) 4GB G-Tech firewire drive. On the positive side, it's FAST!, video editing in FCP is a real-time pleasure.

    • Written by from Toronto

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