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
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
36 of 52 people found this useful
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 James A from san francisco
15 of 17 people found this useful
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
10 of 16 people found this useful
TV Post Production Industry Standard
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 Matthew S from Sugarloaf
Has worked great for nearly 5 years
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 Andrew W from Pigeon Forge
1 of 2 people found this useful
Very noisy drive
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 Douglas R from Teaneck
2 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this work with a pre Thunderbolt iMac? Mid 2010 model?
- Asked by Joe M from Bend
- Feb 28, 2014
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