Designed specifically for professional content creation applications such as Final Cut Studio, G-RAID features high-speed interfaces—3 Gbit eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB2.0 ports—and outstanding storage capacity. When connected via eSATA, G-RAID provides data transfers rates in excess of 200MB/s to support demanding post-production environments.
Easy to set up
Ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems; they interact with G-RAID as if it were a single, big and fast disk drive.
G-RAID is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications.
- High-speed, low-cost RAID designed specifically for professional content creation applications
- Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
- High-speed interface— eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 2.0 ports
- Hardware RAID 0 (Oxford 936) uses two 7200 RPM SATA II drives each with up to 32 MB cache
- 200MB/s data transfer rates via eSATA port
- Soft-touch On/Off switch and integrated thermo-regulated smart fan for long life and reliable operation
- Unique industrial design, compact all-aluminum enclosure
Did you notice?G-RAID is guaranteed to support the simultaneous playback of multiple layers of video in real-time in Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Xpress.
Apple Recommends ForPost-production environments needing to securely back up significant amounts of content from Mac systems.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System
- eSATA cable (5.25 ft./1.6m, Black)
- FireWire 800 to FireWire 800 (9-pin to 9-pin) cable (6 ft./1.8m white)
- FireWire 800 to FireWire 400 (9-pin to 6-pin) cable (6 ft./1.8m white)
- USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible) cable (3.3 ft./1m, white)
- Universal power supply
- Manual on CD-ROM
- Connections : eSATA,Firewire 800,USB 2
- Height : 7.3 cm
- Width : 13.0 cm
- Weight : 1.75 kg
- Length : 23.5 cm
- Mac OS X v10.3.x or later
- eSATA, Firewire 800, Firewire 400 or USB 2.0
- Available eSATA, FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista*
- eSATA, Firewire 800, Firewire 400 or USB 2.0
- Available eSATA or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number : 0G02217
- UPC or EAN No. : 705487189629
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : Three year (For more details, please visit www.g-technology.com/Legal/Legal.cfm.)
- *The G-RAID 6TB model is not supported by Windows XP or older 32-bit operating systems, which limits maximum volume size to 2TB. However, it is fully compatible with systems running Mac OS X, Windows Vista or other 64-bit operating systems.
Ratings & Reviews
Love these drives
These are rock solid drives. I have over 70 TB worth of various G-tech drives and these have survived power outages, kicking aro und, and on/off...on/off again and again with no issues. Nock on wood, these will be the last drives I ever have to buy. They are fast (i use e-sata and firewire) and they are super reliable. Having the Hitachi enterprise class drives are a big plus. A little more spendy than WD or Seagate, but well worth the price difference for the reliability. One year, I purchased a few seagates and WD, and in that same year, I lost 1 seagate to over heating, and one WD to drive issues. So I said, no more of them, on G-Techs moving forward. I am about to buy 2 more 8TB Graids today as I restructure my storage and backup.
With regards to the previous poster saying the drives are slow, absolutely not. The issue that poster encountered is similar to what I had, however after digging into the tech issue, it turned out to be a cache issue and firewire connector issue. ALso, regardless of drive, if you have minimal memory available, I have noticed things slow down a lot...not related to the drive at all. A simple reboot clears all that with the Mac OS and the system board.
Anyways, I totally and whole heartedly love these drives....and they look cool too :-)
- Written by Jeff G from Redmond
2 of 2 people found this useful
Gets extremely hot and then it stops working
I just bought this 8 TB storage but I can't use it. It gets extremely hot and then it gets slower, and finally, it is just stuck a fter 100 GB of files copied. I turned it of for an hour and then I could copy again but, of course, it is not possible to work n that way. My unit is going back to the Apple Store again tomorrow. I know they will refund it. …
- Written by Martin A from 新座市
46 of 54 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does this RAID system have 2 - 2TB drives in it or does it have 2 - 4TB drives / What is the real storage capability?
- Asked by Stephen C from Needham
- Feb 21, 2010
It has 2 - 2TB drives. It will show up on your desktop as 1 - 4TB drive.
- Answered by Roy V from Knightdale
- Feb 24, 2010
Can this (dual drive) be set us as RAID 1 option (of 2 TB) for use in FCP - Or would I need two separate Drives?
- Asked by Richard C
- Jan 18, 2011
The G-RAID is hardware RAID 0, and appears to the system as a single 4GB drive. You'll need two sepa rate drives if you want to do RAID 1. …
- Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
- Jan 18, 2011
- Asked by Donald V from Toronto
- Jan 3, 2010
Yes, two drives are included in the price.
- Answered by Erich S from Suisun City
- Jan 9, 2010
Is there such a thing as an eSATA to Firewire adapter? Do you need to connect both Firewire ports at the same time, or only one to use this product?
- Asked by Wil S from De Pere
- May 21, 2010
Can I use this to mirror the drive on my time capsule. Ie using the USB port on both and does time capsule have utility for this?
- Asked by Lee M from Batavia
- May 16, 2011
- Asked by Michael V
- Apr 2, 2011