OverviewThe G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt hard drive helps you get the most out of your professional content-creation applications. It's 12 times faster than FireWire 800, with raw speed that other I/O interfaces can't match.
- Ultra-fast, high-performance Thunderbolt interface technology
- Double the data transfer rates of USB 3.0 and more than 12 times faster than FireWire 800
- RAID 0 for maximum performance
- Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for easy access and daisy-chaining up to six Thunderbolt compatible peripherals
- Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS X
- 7200 RPM drive technology
- Solid all-aluminum case for ultimate durability
Did you notice?Thunderbolt technology gives you speeds 12 times faster than FireWire 800.
Apple Recommends ForManage multi-stream HDV, uncompressed SD and other high-capacity workflows on your Mac with ease.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt external hard drive
- Power cable
- AC power adapter
- Quick start guide
- Connections : Thunderbolt
- Height : 3.37 in./8.57 cm
- Width : 5.12 in./13 cm
- Mac OS X v10.6 or later
- Mfr. Part Number : 0G02272
- UPC or EAN No. : 705487189780
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- Warranty : Three-year limited
Ratings & Reviews
Gets extremely hot, and then slow, and finally stuck
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. …
- Written by Martin A from 新座市
47 of 64 people found this useful
Drives not hot-swappable. What's the point?
If I want the decent performances using RAID 0/5 + Thunderbolt (for video editing for instance), ideally I take 2xSSD
If I want t he 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... …
- Written by Clement B
55 of 84 people found this useful
Don t buy
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) …
- Written by serious I
42 of 67 people found this useful
love love love it
There is nothing but awesomeness and performance out of this G-Raid. I have it sitting right behind my dual Thunderbolt Displays a nd 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. …
- Written by Mark M from Calabasas
7 of 10 people found this useful
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... …
- Written by Sascha B from Pompano Beach
11 of 13 people found this useful
Quiet and Fast
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. …
- Written by Joseph S from IVEL
7 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have one of these and it sits in the cabinet below the iMac.
I have not noticed it making any noi se at all so i would say its very very quiet in operation.
All in all a fantastic bit of kit …
- Answered by Paul P
- May 16, 2013
Can I use this with my mini server & can I allow access for storage and max number chained linked together bought for iTunes backup used 1TB 7TB left
- Asked by Allan B from Gold Coast
- Feb 15, 2013
No answers yet
- Asked by Colin R
- Dec 29, 2012
- Answered by Tyronne D from Dibba
- Jan 21, 2013
- Asked by Martin C from Carlsbad
- Dec 10, 2012
Yes, but you'll have to have it plugged into a computer that has a Thunderbolt port, this G-RAID has no USB or Firewire interface so check if your Mac Minis are new enough and that they do have a Thunderbolt port. (look for the little lightning bolt symbol).
In my honest opinion though, if your going to connect this to your wireless network, you might be better off getting a far cheaper USB or Firewire G-RAID. The main reason you'd buy a Thunderbolt hard drive is for the speed, which is killed as soon as you put it on wireless network as current wireless speeds max out at about 300Mbps, over 30 times slower than Thunderbolt. Whereas USB 2.0 has a max speed of 480Mbps. Your looking at roughly £100 difference between the Thunderbolt G-RAID and the USB/Firewire one, so its worth considering.
Back to your original question though, yes a G-RAID would be fine for file STORAGE but in order to serve those files to a network it needs to be connected to a computer thats connected to your Wi-Fi network.
I'm personally buying a G-RAID to do my backups to as Thunderbolt is the fastest way to restore files and copy vast amounts of data. …
- Answered by Harry P
- Jan 10, 2013