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8TB

Professional High-Performance Dual-Drive Storage System

G-RAID is designed specifically for professional content creation applications like Final Cut Studio. G-RAID features a high-speed interface - FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 3.0 ports - and is available in storage capacities up to an amazing 8TB! When connected via eSATA, G-RAID provides data transfers rates in excess of 200MB/second to support demanding post production environments.

Easy to Setup – Time Machine ready!

G-RAID is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single, big and fast disk drive. A simple reformat is all it takes to ready G-RAID for use with Windows® systems**.

The Best Warranty & Support in the Business

G-RAID is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications.

* The G-RAID 4TB, 6TB and 8TB models are not supported by Windows XP or older 32-bit operating systems which limit maximum volume size to 2TB. G-RAID 4TB and 6TB models are compatible with systems running Mac OS X, Windows Vista or other 64-bit operating systems.

** Only with the 2TB unit.

Quick Facts

  • High-speed, low-cost portable RAID designed specifically for professional content creation applications
  • Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
  • High-speed interface – FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 3.0 ports
  • Hardware RAID 0 - Utilises (2) 7200 RPM SATA II drives each with up to 32MB cache (up to 64MB on 8TB units)
  • 200+ MB/second data transfer rates via eSATA port
  • Storage capacities up to 8TB*
  • Soft-touch On/Off switch and integrated thermo-regulated smart fan for long life and reliable operation
  • Unique industrial design, compact all aluminium enclosure
  • Ships complete with all cables (eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 800 to 400, and USB 3.0)
  • Mac® OS X and Windows® compatible
  • Standard 3-year factory warranty

Guaranteed Performance

G-RAID is guaranteed to support the simultaneous playback of multiple layers of video in real-time in Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Xpress. We stand behind this claim 100%. G Raid Video Streams
To unleash the ultimate performance of G-RAID, connect the system to your workstation using one of our high-speed eSATA host adapters. Our low-cost PCIe x1 adapter provides up to 100MB/second while our PCIe x4 card provides an amazing 200+ MB/second on reads ∓ writes!

*NOTE: The stream counts above are calculated using a G-RAID filled to 80% capacity and incorporate a full seek from the first file to the last file on the drive. This is the MINIMUM GUARANTEED performance from a G-RAID. Stream counts will be significantly greater on a clean drive. This is real-world performance and not just marketing hype! Remember, we know video.

Benchmark Results

  • AJA Benchmark Results 1
  • 4-Port, PCIe x4 eSATA Adapter
  • AJA Benchmark Results 2
  • 2-Port, PCIe x4 eSATA Adapter

Specifications

Capacity 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Kit Contents
  • G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System
  • Universal AC Power Supply
  • (1) USB Cable (USB 3.0/2.0)
  • (2) FireWire Cables (FW 800 cable and 800 to 400 cable)
  • Quick Install Guide
Interface
  • 1x USB 3.0/2.0
  • 2x FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via included cable)
Disk Drives
  • Type – 2 x SATA II
  • RPM – 7200
  • Cache – Up to 32MB per drive (64MB on 8TB units)
Cooling System
  • Thermo-regulated, quiet smart fan
RAID Controller
  • Hardware RAID 0
Size (L x W x H)
  • 235 x 130 x 73 mm
Weight
  • 2.268 kg
System Requirements
  • Mac® OS 10.5 or higher
    Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7
    An available USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or FireWire® port

Reviews

Product Review: G-Technology G-Raid3

Mar 2009

"The G-Raid3 is on par or better than other drives we've recently tested. Its FireWire 800 speeds are good if not outstanding, but it's over eSata that G-Raid3 proves its worth."

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