G-Technology 4TB G-RAID USB 3.0 Hard Drive

G-Technology 4TB G-RAID USB 3.0 Hard Drive

£289.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    G-RAID is designed specifically for professional content creation applications and features USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 for universal connectivity. It supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV, DVCPRO HD and ProRes 422 HQ with leading video editing applications, including Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer and Adobe Premiere. G-RAID is capable of delivering up to 250MB/s transfer rates when connected to a USB 3.0 interface while the thermo-regulated smart fan keeps things cool and your editing suite quiet.

  • Highlights

    • USB 3.0 and FireWire ports for flexible, high-speed data transfer
    • RAID 0 for maximum performance
    • Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 workflows
    • Plug-and-play setup on Mac OS X
    • 7200 RPM SATA III hard drives
    • Solid all-aluminium case for extra durability
    • Smart-cooling fan technology for cool, quiet operation
    • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 interfaces
    • Transfer files at up to 250MB/s with USB 3.0
  • Did you notice?

    USB 3.0 connectivity provides data transfer rates up to 250 MB/s.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Managing high-capacity professional content creation workflows on your Mac.
  • What's in the Box?

    • G-Technology G-RAID USB 3.0 Hard Drive
    • Universal power supply
    • USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
    • Two FireWire cables (800; 800 to 400)
    • Quick install guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Kensington Port, RAID Support, Time Machine Compatible
    • Connections: Firewire 400, Firewire 800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 73 mm/2.875 in.
    • Width: 130 mm/5.125 in.
    • Weight: 2.26 kg
    • Length: 235 mm/9.25 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5 or later
    • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port

    Windows

    • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
    • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G02484
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487190953

    Warranty

    • 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Great hard drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great product.
    Fast transfer rates. Looks good and value for money.
    I was so happy with it I bought an 8TB unit.
    Yo This is a great product.
    Fast transfer rates. Looks good and value for money.
    I was so happy with it I bought an 8TB unit.
    You can even daisy chain them if you use a FireWire cable.

    Can't fault it in any way.
    Even the build quality is great.
    I highly recommend it.

    • Written by from Essex

    16 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great hard drive
  • No RAID 1 (Mirror) Support, beware

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    As an avid user of these drives for many years, after purchasing this one, I was very surprised to learn that RAID 1 support has b As an avid user of these drives for many years, after purchasing this one, I was very surprised to learn that RAID 1 support has been dropped and there is NO way to enable it.

    Now useless for what I need. They have cut out 50% of their market by disabling a basic feature.

    • Written by from Brighton

    7 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? No RAID 1 (Mirror) Support, beware
  • G Raid 4 TB drive not great to edit video with

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I just bought one of these drives

    I think Apple really needs to look seriously at whether this drive is any good for editing wi I just bought one of these drives

    I think Apple really needs to look seriously at whether this drive is any good for editing with. Yes the drive can handle all those video codecs as stated BUT this drive like the GDrive 4TB also spins down all the time even after a slight pause in using it. If you are editing in FCP (haven't tried Adobe yet) you will get the SBOD until the drive comes up to speed. This can really be annoying ( not to mention the wait) as any further "button pressing" etc will just clog things up. Also despite a fan on this unit the box ( I have mine sitting on top of my desk with plenty of cool air circulation, the case still gets quite warm. The fan seems pretty weak on this unit (at least mine)

    Maybe this is only a feature of 4TB drives as my 2TB GRAID ( which by the way ARE NOT RAID at all, they are RAID 0 and can NOT be changed- ok one needs to read the box blurb v carefully) does not spin down unless I command it to LOL, ie I put it to sleep.


    Bottom line, drive is ok if you don't want to work fast but if you are a fast editor and most pros are, then this drive may not be for you.

    • Written by from Bristol

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? G Raid 4 TB drive not great to edit video with
  • 4TB G-Drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I currently use this one for storage of photo files, some as big as 150mb. It seems an excellent piece of kit, well supported to m I currently use this one for storage of photo files, some as big as 150mb. It seems an excellent piece of kit, well supported to my desktop and I am now considering another for my music files

    • Written by from Wick St.Lawrence

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 4TB G-Drive
  • Great RAID

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unlike another reviewer I don't have any issues with the drive spinning down with my system, it may be a setting in his power save Unlike another reviewer I don't have any issues with the drive spinning down with my system, it may be a setting in his power save, mine is set to never sleep which is what you want to set it to for video editing. It's a great, fast, well built little drive that I write to every hour of nearly everyday and it's going strong.. A lot of filmmakers use these drives because of their reliability. Would definitely buy more.

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great RAID
  • No RAID 1 (Mirror) Support, beware

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    As an avid user of these drives for many years, after purchasing this one, I was very surprised to learn that RAID 1 support has b As an avid user of these drives for many years, after purchasing this one, I was very surprised to learn that RAID 1 support has been dropped and there is NO way to enable it.

    Now useless for what I need. They have cut out 50% of their market by disabling a basic feature.

    • Written by from Brighton

    7 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? No RAID 1 (Mirror) Support, beware

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