Dedicated to serving the Mac and creative professional audio/video (A/V) markets, G-Technology by Hitachi (http://www.g-technology.com/) is demoing its first 4TB hard drives with Thunderbolt technology at IBC 2011 in its two-drive, RAID 0, G-RAID solution.
Not only does the G-RAID Thunderbolt demo showcase the fastest interface you can find with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps, it shows amazing sustained throughput for handling multi-stream compressed HD workflows including REDCODE, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422. At 8TB it is also the highest capacity, two-drive, RAID 0 external storage device in the world for storing hours of clips, composites, digital intermediate (DIs), proofs, effects and more, says Steve Pereira, vice president, Hitachi GST, Europe Middle East and Africa.
What’s more, connected to a MacBook Pro, the G-RAID solution enables a portable editing workstation to take on the road, in the studio or even use from the comfort of your own home to complete projects after hours, he adds. All G-RAID drives come pre-configured in a RAID-0 for maximum throughput and are specifically designed for video editing with cooling and air flow features.
Its all-aluminum enclosure acts as a heat sink, while a super-quiet smart fan makes it a perfect fit in any audio or video post production environment, according to Pereira. Right out of the box, the G-RAID solution is ready for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single, big and fast disk drive.
G-Technology by Hitachi will be incorporating Hitachi’s 4TB 7,200 RPM drives into its G-RAID and G-DRIVE solutions. G-Technology will begin shipping its 4TB-based G-RAID and single-drive G-DRIVE solutions with eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 2.0 ports in October. First in a family of solutions, the company’s Thunderbolt 4TB-G-RAID and G-DRIVE solutions will ship in the fourth quarter. Pricing hasn’t been announced.