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 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.
- 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 ForHandling 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
- 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.
- Mac OS X v10.9 or later
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03398
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487195200
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Ratings & Reviews
Fast but noisy
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 Maarten H from Toronto
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I want to get this for my portable editing station. Is the case very sensitive to scratches?
- Asked by Marka R from Montreal
Can I daisy chain 2 systems and then configure a RAID between the daisy-chained systems?
- Asked by Wes Z from Elkhorn
Can I use this g-tech g-raid external drive with my Mac pro bought in 2011? With Mavericks OS?
- Asked by Holly I. C from Rutherford
how loud is this? Is there a fan?
- Asked by James W from New York
I've been using G-Tech drives in various capacities for some time. This is the noisiest G-Tech drive I've been using G-Tech drives in various capacities for some time. This is the noisiest G-Tech drive I've owned. The fan, which comes on infrequently isn't the issue - it's the head/platter chatter, which is noticeable and distracting. Otherwise, of course, it's blazingly fast and makes video editing in FCP a real-time pleasure on a 5K 27" iMac.
- Answered by Maarten H from Toronto
Can I use a thunderbolt 2 drive on my 21" imac thunderbolt connection . Bought my imac July 2013
- Asked by Ralph W
Yes, you can use this with any Mac with a Thunderbolt connection. If you connected this Thunderbol Yes, you can use this with any Mac with a Thunderbolt connection. If you connected this Thunderbolt 2 drive to a mac with an original Thunderbolt port (v1) then you'll simply be limited by the slowest device in the chain and won't get the full speed that thunderbolt 2 offers. The connections are exactly the same so you won't need to change connections …
- Answered by Daniel O
Does 6TB G-Raid take up both ports or just one?
- Asked by Michael R from Rancho Palos Verdes
It has two 3TB HGST HUS724030ALE640 drives built in, so the answer is no. 6TB is for the RAID 0 conf It has two 3TB HGST HUS724030ALE640 drives built in, so the answer is no. 6TB is for the RAID 0 configuration. …
- Answered by Patrick L