• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance!

    • Written by from Bardu

    I have had this drive for about 18 months and I have only good things to say about it! It's connected to my top spec'ed mid 2011 Imac. I use this setup for video editing with FCPX. I edit directly from this disc and it performs fantastic! Recommended!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Beautifully

    • Written by from Denver

    Blazing fast data transfers, relatively quiet and cool running. Sleeps when not in use. Built solid as far as I can tell. The only thing I would change is that darn light on the front...there needs to be a way to dim that...I use this as part of my Mac Mini HTPC setup, and man, is it distracting. Going to have to go old school, and tape over it. Grrr. Otherwise, it seems solid, and haas given me no issues.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Performer

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    I have used this drive daily for over a year with no problems. Due to the fact it only has two HD drives the T-Bolt connection is still faster than the RAIDed twin HDDs. That being said it runs great with full uncompressed HD without a snag. It also fits nicely into my workflow as I can run a display and the drive off a single connection.

    The RAID here is just for drive speed so there is no data backup, but we have dozens and dozens of older G-Tech drives and only a few failures over 3 years. If you need the backup option, or to hot swap failing drives then the G-Speed series is what you are looking for.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love love love it

    • Written by from Calabasas

    There is nothing but awesomeness and performance out of this G-Raid. I have it sitting right behind my dual Thunderbolt Displays and I can't here but a whisper. As an avid audiophile who slices his wrist if I can hear a single little tiny hizz, buzz, or fan, even though all my other HDs are SSD I can barely barely hear the G-Raid two foot from my nose. Just transferred 4 gigabytes from an external SSD to the G-Raid 8TB... it took 6 seconds. Awesome product, and knowing I'm dealing with Enterprise quality HDs, forget about it.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive

    • Written by from Pompano Beach

    This drive is great! Fast, quiet, cool! The only reason why it does not get 5 stars is that it does not go to sleep when computer sleeps. Why that is, is not to understand since the Lacie Thunderbold drives do ( and they have an on/off switch as wel)l. Otherwise perfect, like always with G-Tech...

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quiet and Fast

    • Written by from IVEL

    Plugged it in, and it works great.

    I added a crontab like this to keep the drive from sleeping during work hours:

    > */5 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 * * 1,2,3,4,5 touch /Volumes/G-RAID/1 <

    This keeps the drive idling or available.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets extremely hot, and then slow, and finally stuck

    • Written by from 新座市

    This one goes back to the apple store next week. The first thing I wanted to do was to copy my iTunes library to it. After 100 GB it was extremely hot and finally it was stuck doing nothing nothing. It is a good price per TB but considering the performance, this is not recommendable.

    127 of 160 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love! that it is big and it is quiet

    • Written by from EDMONTON

    I haven't done enough work with it yet to review performance with media files, but it is huge and it is quiet, very quiet..

    29 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don t buy

    • Written by

    Definitly not worth the price the design isn't that good and the performances are not better than my former eSATA drive, I should have bought something capable of more than eSATA (300 MB/s)

    109 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drives not hot-swappable. What's the point?

    • Written by

    If I want the decent performances using RAID 0/5 + Thunderbolt (for video editing for instance), ideally I take 2xSSD
    If I want the safe data storage using RAID 1 (for external backup of my data), I need hot swappable drives so I can change myself a failed drive.

    None of these 2 key options are offered with the G-RAID.
    So disappointing to wait so long to see the first G-Tech Thunderbolt device and finally get such a bungled design apparently worth $999...

    123 of 173 people found this useful