• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive

    • Written by from Essex

    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.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No RAID 1 (Mirror) Support, beware

    • Written by from Brighton

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    G Raid 4 TB drive not great to edit video with

    • Written by from Bristol

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4TB G-Drive

    • Written by from Wick St.Lawrence

    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

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great RAID

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful