G-Technology (http://www.g-technology.com) is shipping its G-Technology G-DRIVE mini and G-RAID mini external storage solutions with new 1TB, 2.5-inch 7,200RPM hard disk drives from HGST.
Delivering up to 136MB/s performance, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mini is designed for users demanding high performance and high capacity from their portable storage device, says Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology/HGST Branded Business. It features a compact all-aluminum enclosure and storage capacities up to 1TB using HGST Travelstar 7,200 RPM drives. The G-DRIVE mini offers both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity and an integrated heat-sink.
Pre-formatted for Mac users, the drive works with Macs right out of the box and is Time Machine ready. The new 1TB G-Technology G-DRIVE mini is now available for a suggested retail price of approximately US$196 for the 1TB version.
The G-Technology G-RAID mini is designed as a companion for video and still shooters or editors working on location. Out of the box, the G-RAID mini solution is set up in RAID 0 (performance mode), with its two 7,200 RPM drives working together.
The drive supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 HQ with video editing applications including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and more. Using the included software utility, the G-RAID mini can be configured in RAID 1 (protected mode).
The G-RAID mini is FireWire bus powered — even when using USB 3.0 for data transfer. The G-RAID mini’s soft-touch On/Off switch and thermo-regulated “smart” fan keeps the drive reliable, cool and quiet in the editing suite. Shipping later this quarter, the 2TB G-RAID mini solution will have a MSRP of approximately $444.