At this week’s National Association of Broadcasts (NAB) event, G-Technology announced its new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt, a compact, desktop external hard drive that purportedly delivers hard drive capacity with SSD-like performance, taking advantage of the speed and power of Thunderbolt.
Leveraging G-Technology’s well-known G-DRIVE design, the new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt delivers sustained data transfer rates of up to 480MB/s, which is up to three times faster than standard 3.5-inch desktop external hard drives, according to the folks at G-Tech. Optimal for Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems, the G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt is transportable for editing in the field or in the studio.
Based on G-Technology’s G-DRIVE design, it provides dual Thunderbolt ports for future external storage expansion and to daisy chain with other Thunderbolt-based devices. It supports compressed 4K and multiple streams of 2K, HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 4444 and uncompressed SD workflows. With up to 4TB capacity, the G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt is Mac-formatted and is Apple Time Machine ready.
The G-DRIVE Pro with Thunderbolt will be available this summer through G-Technology (www.G-Technology.com) and its Premier Channel Partners. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 4TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt will be US$849.95. A 2TB G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt solution will be prided at $699.95.