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High-Speed RAID for Video Editing Applications

G-SPEED eS RAID solutions provide professional content creators with outstanding performance, high storage capacity and fail-safe operation at an unprecedented low cost per gigabyte. The compact and whisper quiet G-SPEED eS sports a 3Gbit eSATA interface and features four hot-swappable Ultrastar™ enterprise-class 7200 RPM 3Gbit SATA hard drives. When used with the G-Tech RAID controller, a single G-SPEED eS in performance mode (RAID 0) easily supports uncompressed 8-bit,1080/60iHD video capture and playback. Two G-SPEED eS units in fail-safe mode (RAID 5) support 10-bit, 1080i and more! As many as four G-SPEED eS enclosures can be attached to a single workstation to support up to 64TB of storage with speeds in excess of 600MB/second! Storage for multi-stream uncompressed SD and HD production has never been easier or more affordable!

When used with the G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller, G-SPEED eS can easily be configured as a RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or as a JBOD. This flexibility enables the system to be tuned to the required level of performance and fault-tolerance necessary to support your application. G-SPEED eS can also be set up as a software RAID or JBOD when used with third party port multiplier aware eSATA host adapters.

Easy to Setup – Time Machine ready!

G-SPEED eS has a built-in Web GUI that is accessed via any local internet browser. This simple GUI is used to configure and monitor the RAID system. Many aspects of the system are monitored, including power supply voltage, fan RPM and the temperature of the RAID controller & hard drives. In the event of a problem, G-SPEED eS can send an email message to up to four recipients.

The Best Warranty & Support in the Business

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

* G-SPEED eS is NOT compatible with G-SPEED eS PRO.

Quick Facts

  • Storage capacities up to 16TB per unit – scalable to 64TB*
  • High-speed, low-cost RAID designed specifically for professional content creation applications
  • Whisper quiet aluminium enclosure features (4) hot-swappable drives and 3Gbit eSATA connectivity
  • Supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed HD workflows
  • 4-port, G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 & JBOD
  • Four hot-swappable Ultrastar™ enterprise-class 7200 RPM, 3.5" 3Gbit SATA drives each with up to 32MB cache
  • Web-based configuration and management
  • Auto-rebuild and email notification
  • Removable "smart" cooling fan ensures reliable operation and data integrity
  • Unique industrial design, compact all aluminium enclosure
  • Mac® OS X and Windows® compatible
  • Standard 3-year factory warranty

High-Speed Data Transfers, RAID 1 Peace-of-Mind

When used with the G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller, a single 4-drive G-SPEED eS unit supports multi-stream DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes 422 & uncompressed SD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode and single-stream 8-bit, 1080/60i HD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode.

Two G-SPEED eS units and the G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller support all of the above plus 10-bit, 1080i/60 HD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode.

As many as four G-SPEED eS enclosures can be attached to the G-Tech RAID controller to support up to 48TB storage with speeds in excess of 600MB/sec!

AJA Benchmark Results

  • AJA Benchmark Results 1
    4 Drive RAID 5, Read/Write
  • AJA Benchmark Results 2
    4 Drive RAID 0, Read/Write
  • AJA Benchmark Results 3
    8 Drive RAID 5, Read/Write
  • AJA Benchmark Results 4
    8 Drive RAID 0, Read/Write
  • AJA Benchmark Results 5
    16 Drive RAID 0, Read/Write

Specifications

Capacity 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB
Kit Contents
  • G-SPEED eS Storage Unit
  • (4) Removable Disk Modules
  • 1 Metre eSATA Cable
  • OPTIONAL 4-Port eSATA PCIe adapter with RAID Engine
Interface
  • 1 x 3Gbit, eSATA
Disk Drives
  • Type – 4 x Ultrastar™ enterprise-class SATA II
  • RPM – 7200
  • Cache – Up to 32MB per drive
Cooling System
  • 2 x "smart" cooling fan
RAID Controller
  • 4-port, PCIe x4, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or JBOD (configured via web GUI)
Size (L x W x H)
  • 210 x 124 x 166 mm
Weight
  • 5.7 kg
System Requirements
  • Mac® OS X® 10.3.x or higher
    Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7
    G-SPEED eS is compatible with third-party port multiplier aware host adapters

* G-SPEED eS is NOT compatible with G-SPEED eS PRO.

Reviews

G-SPEED eS - Tiny box, big drive

Jul 2009
By Jason Kichline in Scribe Gear

"Overall I would say that the G-SPEED eS is the one of the best, most reliable units I've worked with. It has become the home for all my important data and materials and has the unique distinction of being the only drive in the office to never have crashed, failed or randomly decided to stop working."

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