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New Releases From G-Technology Bring Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, Higher Capacities

By Holly Roa on May 4th 2017

As technology marches forward with 4k everything and more and more megapixels, an ever-increasing amount of storage is needed by hobbyists with digital pursuits and professionals alike. Not only that, but you’ll want to be able to transfer all that data with a quickness. G-Technology has addressed this need with three new releases, announced at NAB 2017. The new additions feature Thunderbolt-3 and USB-C connectivity for consumers on the cutting-edge who have adopted early and for future-proofing as USB-C becomes more widely used.

The new releases are:

G-DRIVE® with Thunderbolt 3

“G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 (available now up to $699.95 MSRP for 10TB, with 12TB available next quarter for $799.95 MSRP) – Designed for creative professionals in mind, the high performance storage solution features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1). Users can conveniently daisy chain up to five additional devices, allowing them to keep connected to multiple drives and quickly move HD videos and 4K footage through a single connection. With capacities up to 12TB, heavy workloads and mission-critical data users have peace of mind with the long-lasting reliability of the HGST-brand Ultrastar® 7200RPM Enterprise-class hard drive inside.”

G-RAID® with Thunderbolt 3

“G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 (available June in up to 20TB and next quarter with up to 24TB for $1999.95 MSRP) – This high-performance, removable dual-hard drive RAID 0, 1 or JBOD storage system features Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI® 2.0, along with the ability to plug in 4K 60 HDR displays and editing tools, allowing creative professionals to quickly access, browse, edit, and backup digital libraries. Removeable Ultrastar 7200RPM Enterprise-class drives allow flexibility and reliability that is suitable for the most demanding creative projects, including multi-stream HD, 2K, 4K, and HDR video workflows.”

G-SPEED® Shuttle XL

“G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 (available June in up to 80TB and next quarter with up to 96TB for $10,199.95 MSRP) – Able to handle demanding multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 offers hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6,10, and 50 configurations in an 8-bay transportable solution. Equipped with Ultrastar Enterprise-class hard drives for enhanced reliability and transfer rates up to 2000MB/s*, creative professionals have the ultimate storage solution for demanding video workflows and high-capacity storage.


G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters

G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters (available next quarter with up to 72TB for $7,799.95 MSRP) – Similar to the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3, the integrated ev Series bay adapters improve workflow options and productivity by enabling cross-functionality with all ev Series drives. Designed with two ev Series bay adapters for use with ev Series drive modules and ev Series readers, users can experience enhanced reliability coupled with fast transfer rates up to 1500MB/s.”

All of the hard drives come with a 5 year warranty.

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  1. Ryan Beuke

    I guess aside from ease of setup, I have a hard time understanding why you would want to pay 2000.00 for a 10 GB usable Raid1/ 20 GB usable Raid0 setup when you could do something like get one of the upcoming Synology NAS with 8 bays, 10 gig connectivity, put 6 4 TB in Synology Raid5 (20 GB usable) drives in it with 10 gig nics in a desktop direct connect for around 2000.00 as well.  This would give you around 1000 MB/s reads adn 500 MB/s Writes, and the ability to have nas connectivity of other devices in the home/ office with the 1 GB connections, and flexibility to easily grow.

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    • Mark Romine

      Yeah, G-Techonolgy is way over priced. Plenty of great stuff for storage at OWC for a much better price. 

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    • Eloise Speight

      Not that it answers your comment (which I don’t disagree with) … RAID5 is not really a good idea for 20TB arrays.  You really should be looking at RAID6. 

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