A dual hard drive, professional RAID 0 storage solution with high-speed USB 3.0 and FireWire interfaces, the G-Technology G-RAID is designed for professional content creation applications. It supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV/DVCPRO HD ProRes 422 HQ with the leading video editing applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer, and Adobe Premiere. An all aluminum enclosure, soft power switch, and quiet "smart" fan round out G-RAID's professional feature set.
- 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
- Multi-terabyte storage capacity
- 7200 RPM SATA III hard drives
- Solid all-aluminum case for ultimate durability
- Smart-cooling fan technology for cool, quiet operation
- Three-year factory warranty
Did you notice?USB 3.0 connectivity provides data transfer rates in the 250 MB/s range.
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What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-RAID External Hard Drive
- Universal AC power supply
- USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
- Two FireWire cables (800; 800 to 400)
- Quick install guide
- 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: 2.87 in./7.3 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13 cm
- Weight: 4.94 lb./2.24 kg
- Length: 9.25 in./23.5 cm
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G02484
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487190946
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- Warranty: Three years
Ratings & Reviews
This is a great drive. I have a 2TB internal drive that I back up onto this G-drive with Time Machine. It works flawlessly. Even This is a great drive. I have a 2TB internal drive that I back up onto this G-drive with Time Machine. It works flawlessly. Even though it's two drives that come in one enclosure, it shows up as one drive on the desktop. Note that you have to use the included USB cable (if you're using USB) to connect it to the computer, not the USB cable from an older, smaller G-drive you might have. …
- Written by Sal G from Fair Haven
5 of 7 people found this useful
Raid My A...
What a disappointment.....
It may be fast but this dual drive raid device doesn't really do raid. I was expected 2 drives in th What a disappointment.....
It may be fast but this dual drive raid device doesn't really do raid. I was expected 2 drives in the enclosure to mirror them.... but guess what.... only one visible drive.... so no feasibility to mirror....
So Raid Zero means Zero Use for me. I'm sending it back. …
- Written by Colin R from GREENFORD
16 of 48 people found this useful
I just received my G-Technology 4TB G-RAID (FW) yesterday and today IT keeps auto-ejecting itself any time I try to copy large fil I just received my G-Technology 4TB G-RAID (FW) yesterday and today IT keeps auto-ejecting itself any time I try to copy large files to it. Disappointed. …
- Written by Mark P from Montreal
19 of 31 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can this drive be reformatted to be RAID 1?
- Asked by Luke S from Long Island City
- Jul 8, 2013
No. Its raid 0 only. Check out The G-Raid mini which supports both 0 and 1
- Answered by Brian C from Felton
- Jul 17, 2013
Is this drive fast enough to download and edit pictures from using Photoshop Elements. Bottom-line, I want to use this as the primary drive for Photos
- Asked by Bruce D from Hickory Creek
- May 3, 2013
Yes. All external hard drives made in the last 5 years will easily fulfil this requirement for you. Yes. All external hard drives made in the last 5 years will easily fulfil this requirement for you. If you need the utmost speed possible then investing in a RAID 0 drive such as this one might be a good idea. Two things though:
1) A RAID 0 drive is more susceptible to data loss because it requires both the drives in the array to be functional in order for data to be accessed. Physically, this is actually two hard disks in one enclosure and if either fails there will be data loss. The speed benefits must be weighed against the reduced data safety.
2) If you are using Photoshop Elements then you are probably not a professional and in that case you would be better saving your money and using a cheaper drive. Even very cheap drives will provide data access as speeds good enough for photo editing. Even for a professional photographer (which is my vocation), a RAID 0 is overkill in my opinion. I am looking at this drive to see if it can be used in RAID 1 instead. In RAID 1, the size of the drive would be halved but each of the physical drives inside would be a copy of the other, essentially doing my backup for me automatically. If one failed, I'd still have all my data.
Always have backups of your data. Hope that helped. …
- Answered by James S
- May 30, 2013