Optimize your digital content workflow with G-Technology's G-DOCK ev. This Thunderbolt storage incorporates two swappable hard drives with user configurable RAID 0,1 for high capacity and speed. Part of the Evolution Series, G-DOCK ev ships with two removable 1TB USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev hard drives for convenience and portability. Use the drives out on location. Then when you're back at work, insert the drives into the dock and transfer your files via the ultra-fast Thunderbolt interface.
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.
- Thunderbolt technology for fastest data transfer—up to 10 Gbit/s
- Ships in JBOD; user-configurable software-based RAID
- Up to 2TB of configurable storage transfer
- Includes two USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev hard drives, which can function as standalone units when you work remotely
- Maximum flexibility—compatible with any Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev products
- Kensington security slot
- Stylish aluminum design
Did you notice?Included drives are compatible with any G-Tech Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev products.
Apple Recommends ForHigh-speed, high-capacity storage that you can take along when working remotely—then dock when you return.
What's in the Box?
- G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt connectivity
- Two G-DRIVE ev USB 3.0 hard drives
- Two USB 3.0 cables
- One Thunderbolt cable
- Quick start guide
- Power adapter
- Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 5.12 in./13 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13 cm
- Weight: 4.23 lb./1.92 kg
- Length: 7.87 in./20 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03120
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487193848
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- Warranty: Three-year limited
Ratings & Reviews
I have to admit, this is one expensive piece of hardware(s) but if you want a clean and efficient workstation, then the price pays I have to admit, this is one expensive piece of hardware(s) but if you want a clean and efficient workstation, then the price pays in itself. I basically set mine up for RAID 0 so that means that the data can only be accessed with both drives in and you can't mix in another EV drive other than the "set" you've configured. It is EXTREMELY fast, as I uploaded 100 GB in probably 80% less time than I would've with USB 3.0. In fact I transferred 38 GB to a USB 3.0 and it took 45+ mins (roughly an hour from the estimate). I transferred the same via the drive in way less than 20 mins. It's very nifty that you can pop the drives out and use them out on the field, however that option is moot if you RAIDED it, so if you plan on swapping it out and taking it out then I wouldn't recommend that...which leads to another downfall is that it is limited to 1 TB, totaling 2 TB. It comes with 2 drives, however I hope that the company comes out with 2 TB EV drives, that way I won't really have to resort to arraying the drives.
A couple small gripes about this "package" is that there are no cases included for the drives. Also the drives have plastic dust cover inserts that can be fairly easy to lose, I wouldn't call it a design fall since it wouldn't function in the dock if they were somehow attached to the drive. Another thing is that if you are like me and you have several of these EV drives and you RAID set some of them, I would highly recommend getting a label maker and labeling them in the front of the drive 1-1, 1-2, or however you want to number sequence them so you don't confuse them. The box doesn't come with any instructions but it's pretty straightforward, you should visit their website and download the LED drive driver so that you get message notifications when its safe to eject the drive, etc etc. Other than that, I can see potential with this thing, hopefully they are able to come up with a 2TB drive. 4 Stars until then...and hopefully a carry case of some sort will be available for this, these drives are heavy but they feel sturdy and military grade. …
- Written by William S from Fullerton
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