G-Technology 4TB G-RAID Professional High-Performance Dual-Drive Hard Drive

G-Technology 4TB G-RAID Professional High-Performance Dual-Drive Hard Drive

$379.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • 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
    • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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.: 705487190946

    Warranty

    • 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 years

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Not happy

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Montreal

    36 of 52 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not happy
  • Dead Drive

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Started to slow and finally died. I barely got my files off before it gasped for its last breath. I contacted G-tech and they nev Started to slow and finally died. I barely got my files off before it gasped for its last breath. I contacted G-tech and they never returned my email with questions about slowing. Then when it died G-Tech would not warranty the drive because it was 1 week out of warranty. I'm a professional user, would never buy this product again. They have lame duck service too. The only thing less reliable is Lacie.

    • Written by from san francisco

    15 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Dead Drive
  • Great drive!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Fair Haven

    10 of 16 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great drive!
  • TV Post Production Industry Standard

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of the box I immediately transferred 2.3 TB of video overnight. No problem. I started editing on AVID from the drive at home. Out of the box I immediately transferred 2.3 TB of video overnight. No problem. I started editing on AVID from the drive at home. There is certainly a little lag time when you press play, but for the price and capacity I couldn't be happier. I'm editing 1080p 60fps footage and it works. It's not nearly as good as editing from a Unity, but it's great to use from home. I haven't had it very long, but I know that every post house I have worked at in the last 10 years has used either G-Tech Raids or Lacie Rugged drives to transport footage.

    • Written by from Sugarloaf
    Was this useful? TV Post Production Industry Standard
  • Has worked great for nearly 5 years

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This drive has worked flawlessly for me since late 2010/early 2011. It's been around the world, put through some pretty rough con This drive has worked flawlessly for me since late 2010/early 2011. It's been around the world, put through some pretty rough conditions, and is still kicking. I've bought newer 4TB drives from WD and iOmega, planning to retire the G-RAID to a backup only, but the newer ones died, and I've returned to the G-RAID as my primary twice now.

    I'm surprised to see other reviews rate this drive so low. Maybe the one I have happens to be a diamond in the rough, but from my experience, this product is a tank. I agree with the other review that it's noisey when it runs, but I use it in loud work environments, so that's never been an issue for me.

    • Written by from Pigeon Forge

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Has worked great for nearly 5 years
  • Very noisy drive

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    The drive appears to be working fine, but it is INCREDIBLY NOISY! With today's technology, I see no reason why a drive approachin The drive appears to be working fine, but it is INCREDIBLY NOISY! With today's technology, I see no reason why a drive approaching $400 needs to be so noisy. It sounds like it's constantly grinding away at something...I just hope it's not something bad or destructive.

    • Written by from Teaneck

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very noisy drive

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