Las Vegas - G-Technology, a Fabrik company and manufacturer of premium storage solutions for the video, media, and entertainment market, has added the new G-RAID Pro drive to its product line; increased the performance and quiet operation of its G-RAID drive; and added RAID 1 protection and SATA connectivity to its G-RAID mini portable drive.
Each product in the G-RAID family integrates the latest storage technologies, and features universal connectivity to Mac and PC laptops and workstations. They provide content creation professionals with reliable, scalable, and high-performance solutions to capture, protect, edit, and stream media content in an all-digital workflow.
Media professionals who seek a fast, fail-safe, affordable way to meet the exploding demand for high-definition video can tap the power of the new G-Tech G-RAID Pro drive. Featuring a triple interface (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0) and storage capacities up to 4TB, the G-RAID Pro drive handles the bandwidth and storage-intensive requirements of today's compressed HD formats while providing RAID data protection.
The G-RAID Pro drive's on-board, hardware RAID controller supports both RAID 0 and fail-safe RAID 5 operation with auto-rebuild functionality, and uses four hot-swappable 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s disk drive modules.
Available in June, the G-RAID Pro drive will be available in 1, 2, 3, and 4 TB configurations with prices starting at $999.
In its third generation, the G-Tech G-RAID 3 drive now features a quad interface (high-speed 3Gb/s eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0) with performance up to 120 MB/second and storage capacities up to 2TB. It uses the latest-generation Oxford 936 chipset in a RAID 0 configuration, which supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of video in Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Media Composer/Xpress Pro.
A new soft on/off power switch and quieter fan roundout the new upgraded feature set. Shipping in May, the new G-RAID 3 drive comes in 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB capacities with prices starting at $499.
The all-new G-Tech G-RAID mini 2 drive features both RAID 0 and fail-safe RAID 1 operation, and a high-speed quad interface. It is the ideal portable storage system for safe guarding content downloaded in the field from solid-state based cameras, including the RED ONE and Panasonic P2.
Production houses and creative studios will appreciate its small compact size and tough, all-aluminum enclosure. The G-RAID mini 2 drive is capable of delivering a 100+ MB/second transfer rate when used with eSATA in RAID 0. Eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply, the G-RAID mini 2 drive is FireWire or eSATA bus-powered. Capacities include 500GB, 640GB, and 1TB. The G-RAID mini 2 drive will ship in June with prices starting at $599.