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G-Tech announces new products, Thunderbolt support


G-Technology has announced new products for SD, HD, 2K, or 4K post production workflows for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS and more at this week’s NAB show.

The G-DRIVE duro portable drive is designed for your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air has a shock-resistant exterior that helps protect it. Pre-formatted for Macs, the G-DRIVE duro portable drive is FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 equipped, bus-powered and Time Machine ready. Offered in 500GB and 750GB capacities, the G-DRIVE duro portable drive will be available in June at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$149.99 for the 500GB model and $179.99 for the 750GB version.

Also, G-Technology is now serving up eight, new premium solutions that feature Hitachi 3TB, 7,200 RPM hard drives. The drives include the 3TB G-DRIVE ($449.99), the 3TB RAID 1 G-SAFE ($699.99), and the 6TB RAID 0 G-RAID ($749.99), which all feature Hitachi’s Deskstar hard drives.

G-Technology’s four-bay RAID solutions include the 12TB G-SPEED Q ($2,299.99), the G-SPEED eS ($2,499.99) and the G-SPEED eS Pro ($3,299.99). G-Technology’s current line of professional 2U 12-bay and 3U 16-bay rack mount solutions — the G-SPEED eS Pro XL and G-SPEED FC XL — will be available in the second quarter with 3TB drives, enabling up to 36TB or 48TB capacities.

G-Technology is showing its support for Thunderbolt at NAB. Developed by Intel and brought to market with collaboration from Apple. The technology boasts dual channel, 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) performance and simultaneous support for PCIe and DisplayPort protocols over a single cable. At 10Gbps, Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800. Specific Thunderbolt products haven’t been announced, but they’re on the way.

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