Kool Tools: G-Technology's Studio line of external hard drives
G-Technology has announced the first products in its new Studio line: the G-RaID Studio and the G-Speed Studio. They come in sleek, black enclosures.
The Studio line sports multiple RAID options, removable enterprise-class 7200 RPM drives, 20 gigabits per second Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, and 6TB capacity. The line is targeted to high-performance computers and workstations used for such tasks as pre-production and post-production workflows.
The G-SPEED Studio with hardware RAID is a four-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution that supports user selectable RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for ultimate flexibility and speed. With its built-in RAID controller, the G-SPEED Studio isn't tied to a single workstation and can be transported and used on a Mac laptop or desktop in the studio, edit bay or on the road. The G-SPEED Studio boasts sustained transfer rates of up to 660MB/sec in RAID 0 and can be daisy-chained via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports.
This G-SPEED Studio solution ships with four removable enterprise-class hard drives, designed to support multi-stream compressed 4K and 2K workflows. In a RAID 5 (data redundant) configuration, the G-SPEED Studio RAID can easily handle up to 30 hours of 4K footage in ProRes 4444 and can seamlessly edit three streams of compressed 4K. The G-SPEED Studio with enterprise-class hardware RAID will be available in May for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$3,599.95 for 24TB, $2,699.95 for 16TB and $2,199.95 for 12TB.
The G-RAID Studio is a high-performance storage system with hardware RAID, enabling digital content-creation workflow. User-selectable in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD, the G-RAID Studio features Thunderbolt 2 technology and has transfer rates up to 360MB/sec for editing high-resolution photos or multiple streams of compressed 2K and 4K projects. The G-RAID Studio ships with two removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives for total capacities up to 12TB, complete in a sleek black enclosure. The G-RAID Studio will be available in May for a MSRP of $1,299.95 for 12TB, $849.95 for 8TB and $699.95 for 6TB.
All products in G-Technology's Studio line are plug-and-play for Mac and come with a three-year limited warranty. For additional information or details for Windows support, please visit www.g-technology.com.