OverviewWith 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
- Connections : USB 2,Firewire 800,eSATA
- 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. : 705487185744
- 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
Apple don't stock spare drive modules....
Seems like a solid drive but you must use the G-technology Raid Configurator NOT the apple RAID set up.There isn't anything on th is in the box. Also that must be done via USB, which is a bit of a faff.
After hauling over 2TB of data from my old RAID and checking it and updating the offsite backups, 1 hour in, drive 4 flashed orange. Of course in a normal situation you swap the drive module and it's happy days except I haven't got one so I'm having to do a swap out of the whole unit which will need synching etc.
Will update review to higher stars when I get the thing running OK.
Its fast and so far the data has been secure, but not happy that I haven't got a total solution here. …
- Written by Don T from Milton Keynes
Excellent, I would buy another
Very solid build quality, simple to plugin and use. I have it set up to use raid 5 which is how it comes out of the box. This give me 6tb of available space and should last me a very long time before i outgrow the capacity.
No manual in the box instead you download it from the G-Technology web site which i prefer (save trees!)
Fan on the back is noisy so i would not like to have it on a desk or floor for that matter, but tucked out of the way in a cupboard you cannot hear it over an Imac fan for example. I am glad for the fan as it blows plenty of air through it though so overheating should not be a problem.
Over all great product, i would buy another when my back up storage drives fail …
- Written by Joe M from Lydney
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- 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
- Asked by Richard D
- Asked by Talia B from Brooklyn
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 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
The Only 2 RAID modes are:
RAID 0- Performance Mode.
RAID 5- Protected Mode.
- Answered by Edmond K from Dubai