With an internal RAID controller that features the Oxford 936SE, the G-SPEED Q supports RAID 0 for maximum performance or RAID 5 for data protection. It offers a simple Mac or PC application for RAID configuration. The G-SPEED Q's small footprint and portability make it perfect for notebook applications where high capacity and RAID protection are important. The high-performance quad interface features one eSATA, two FireWire 800, and one USB 2.0 port.
- High-speed, low-cost RAID featuring an internal RAID controller
- Quad interface
- Whisper-quiet aluminium enclosure with four hot-swappable drives
- Supports multi-stream SD and compressed HD workflows
- Internal RAID controller supports RAID 0 and RAID 5
- Four hot-swappable Hitachi Enterprise-class 7200 RPM, 3.5-inch 3Gbit SATA drives each with up to 32MB cache
- Three-year warranty
Did you notice?The G-SPEED Q is built with Enterprise-class hard drives to handle highly demanding applications.
Apple Recommends ForSupport the most demanding post-production applications on your Macs with this high-performance RAID solution.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-SPEED Q RAID Solution
- AC power cord
- 5.9 ft./1.8 m FireWire 800 cable (white)
- 5.9 ft./1.8 m FireWire 800 to 400 cable (white)
- 3.3 ft./1 m USB 2.0 Cable (white)
- 3.3 ft./1 m eSATA cable
- Other Features: Time Machine Compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0,Firewire 800,eSATA
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 6.5 in./16.51 cm
- Width: 8.5 in./21.59 cm
- Length: 4.9 in./12.45 cm
- Mac OS X v10.5 or later
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487188332
- 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- Warranty: Three years
Ratings & Reviews
This is a nice well built device. But it is noisy. I have mine in another room, it is too noisy to be in the same room that you wo This is a nice well built device. But it is noisy. I have mine in another room, it is too noisy to be in the same room that you work.
The internal hard drives are high quality server grade Ultrastar A7K2000. I wanted to buy a spare in case of drive failure, but these are difficult to get hold of - they don't seem to make them any more. You can find them on the internet, but they are overpriced. I contacted Hitachi who advised that i need to replace the drive with the same type or it may not work. …
- Written by Thomas B from Halstead, Essex
2 of 3 people found this useful
Does what it says on the tin; reliable, mostly quiet.
I was looking for a quiet, reliable unit for a media server. This unit isn't as noisy as some reviews would suggest, mine is in a I was looking for a quiet, reliable unit for a media server. This unit isn't as noisy as some reviews would suggest, mine is in a cupboard under the TV and when streaming movies etc., it's not noticeable. It does make a bit of noise when a time machine backup starts, but nothing irritating. I've had the unit for a month or so and it's performed exactly as expected so far. Xbench on a mac mini gives this unit a score of 20.48; sequential uncached read/write 256K blocks 78.96MB/sec / 52.86MB/sec; random uncached read/write 256K blocks 38.94MB/sec / 12.81MB/sec. Connection in the test is Firewire 800; the firewire bus getting towards saturated on the sequential uncached read. I'd expect better performance on eSATA. It's survived a couple of power cuts with no problem. …
- Written by Francis B from Bristol
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can this device be used as a NON RAID external HD? Since Apple is making the Mac Pro a toy, I will be needing external storage- non RAID.
- Asked by David G from Marion
Could I replace the drives in this unit for future expansion.
- Asked by Richard D
They offer drives/replacement drives on their site. They told me they do not guarantee the performan They offer drives/replacement drives on their site. They told me they do not guarantee the performance of third party drives. I'm not exactly sure if they mean they simply won't be as fast or if they won't work. If someone else has used their own drives, I'd like to know. I would like to buy this product, but not if I can't use my own drives. …
- Answered by Kimberley R from Prince George
If it's RAID 5 does the capacity drop from 12 TB to 9 TB?
- Asked by Talia B from Brooklyn
Yes it does. 3TB is used as redundant data so if a drive fails you don't lose any data.
- Answered by Albert P
Can it accept 4 x 3 TB Hitachi hard drives ?
- Asked by David C from Calgary
G-Technology's web site says that it will support up to 12 TB
- Answered by William R from Liverpool
if I have an 8TB raid 5 set up, how many TB of data can I actually store in the device allowing for the duplication?
- Asked by Keith F from Newmarket,
I want to use this to simultaneously quadruple back up only photos and videos so I don't need extra copies on CD/DVD etc. Can it do this?
- Asked by Yolanda A from Kingsville
I have connected my G Speed Q using USB. But not directly to my Mac, but to a spare Airport Extreme I have connected my G Speed Q using USB. But not directly to my Mac, but to a spare Airport Extreme which I have added to my existing network. I have done this deliberately so that it is hidden away in a well ventilated but secure area in my house. I leave it switched on, but I only connect to it and synch to it once per week. To do this I use an app called Folder Sync, available from the App Store. This is very easy to use and I get to choose which folders to backup. I strongly recommend it.
I hope this helps. …
- Answered by R E L