The G-Technology G-RAID Thunderbolt Hard Drive helps you get the most out of your professional content-creation applications. It's 12 times faster than FireWire 800, providing the raw speed that you need for media driven workflows and editing.
- Ultra-fast, high-performance Thunderbolt interface technology
- Double the data transfer rates of USB 3.0 and more than 12 times faster than FireWire 800
- RAID 0 for maximum performance
- Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for easy access and daisy-chaining up to six Thunderbolt compatible peripherals
- Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS X
- 7200 RPM drive technology
- Solid all-aluminium case for excellent durability
- Thunderbolt cable sold separately
Did you notice?To use this Thunderbolt drive with your Mac, you'll need a Thunderbolt cable, sold separately.
Apple Recommends ForManaging multi-stream HDV, uncompressed SD and other high-capacity workflows on your Mac with ease.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-RAID Thunderbolt Hard Drive
- Power cable
- Mains adapter
- Quick start guide
- Connections : Thunderbolt
- Height : 85.7 mm/3.37 in.
- Width : 130 mm/5.12 in.
- OS X 10.6 or later
- UPC or EAN No. : 705487190021
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Ratings & Reviews
Better than I was expecting...
After a bad experience with another manufacturers Thunderbotl Drive I was a bit apprehensive about trying again; the G-Tech was l ike a breath of fresh air, can't fault the build quality, it is quite heavy (definately not portable), very quiet (but not silent), as for speed... a 750Meg folder containing 200+ MP3's dropped onto the drive takes about 2 seconds to copy!
Based on previous experience, I have tried everything I can (short of pulling the cable) to get the drive to disconnect while in use, so far (I happy to say) I have failed.
I'm very happy with it, expensive but well worth the money if you need/want fast storage, next step is to use it as the boot drive for an iMac... …
- Written by Martin M from Poole
64 of 68 people found this useful
Very happy with this drive
The drive is very quiet. I also have a GSPEED Q..... That was very noisy.......so it was nice to see this drive be so quiet. The d rive is very fast. The look of the drive fits nicely with the iMac. The build is very good. …
- Written by DANNY L from Simi Valley
50 of 52 people found this useful
This drive is great for me as I am a video Dj with a vast diverse music library, and while I run scratch live, along with Serato v ideo, or Mix Emergency, this drive is as fast as I need it to be plus more. …
- Written by David G from las vegas
49 of 54 people found this useful
Good..But Not Great
Fast, but not the fastest in this price range.
Not noisy, but it's still a little annoying if you sitting next to it.
Nice to l ook at - but still, it's only a HD.
Thunderbolt Cable is not included - even at this price.
Remember this Hard Drive is 2 Partitions - so you can't use it as fx. 1 x 1GB + 1 x 3Gb. It can only be used as 2 x 2GB or you can split one of them into smaller partitions. …
- Written by Tony L from København Ø
10 of 13 people found this useful
I've bought G-Tech ext HDD before, and broadly happen - this is my third.
Upon delivery and opening, I was shocked that the dri ve didn't include a thunderbolt cable. The description does makes mention, but in a very subtle way I missed upon ordering.
A product that costs 100's of dollars, and does not include the cable necessary to connect it to the Mac. Extremely disappointing. …
- Written by Clinton D from Alexandria
3 of 7 people found this useful
Second time's the charm
Needed fast storage for editing video on 2011 17 MPB. Seemed to work fine until I used it as a source for Time Capsule. Then the d rive would self eject every five minutes or so. G-Tech customer support tried their best but to no avail. Returned and exchanged drive next day. New drive works great. Quick, quiet and reliable. Perfect for FCPX. …
- Written by Tom F from Raleigh
45 of 47 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have one of these and it sits in the cabinet below the iMac.
I have not noticed it making any noi se at all so i would say its very very quiet in operation.
All in all a fantastic bit of kit …
- Answered by Paul P
Can I use this with my mini server & can I allow access for storage and max number chained linked together bought for iTunes backup used 1TB 7TB left
- Asked by Allan B from Gold Coast
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- Asked by Colin R
- Answered by Tyronne D from Dibba
- Asked by Martin C from Carlsbad
Yes, but you'll have to have it plugged into a computer that has a Thunderbolt port, this G-RAID has no USB or Firewire interface so check if your Mac Minis are new enough and that they do have a Thunderbolt port. (look for the little lightning bolt symbol).
In my honest opinion though, if your going to connect this to your wireless network, you might be better off getting a far cheaper USB or Firewire G-RAID. The main reason you'd buy a Thunderbolt hard drive is for the speed, which is killed as soon as you put it on wireless network as current wireless speeds max out at about 300Mbps, over 30 times slower than Thunderbolt. Whereas USB 2.0 has a max speed of 480Mbps. Your looking at roughly £100 difference between the Thunderbolt G-RAID and the USB/Firewire one, so its worth considering.
Back to your original question though, yes a G-RAID would be fine for file STORAGE but in order to serve those files to a network it needs to be connected to a computer thats connected to your Wi-Fi network.
I'm personally buying a G-RAID to do my backups to as Thunderbolt is the fastest way to restore files and copy vast amounts of data. …
- Answered by Harry P