Tuesday, April 09, 2013
G-Technology Launches Flexible Storage Solution For The Digital Workflow
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G-Technology announced today the first solutions in its new Evolution
Series family ? the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt, and the G-DRIVE ev and the G-DRIVE ev PLUS external hard drive modules with USB 3.0.
The company also announced the new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt, a
desktop external hard drive.
The Evolution Series design allows for various storage system
configurations, including JBOD, RAID 1 (redundancy), RAID 0 (performance)
or used as standalone external drives modules to meet the demanding
digital content workflow and data management needs.
The G-DOCK ev allows users to defer the cost of Thunderbolt across
multiple hard drives. It serves as the high-performance Thunderbolt hub
for quickly copying data to as many USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev external storage
modules as needed for protecting, transferring, editing and distributing
content throughout the workflow.
The Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is a two-bay,
hot-swappable JBOD media drive system with user-configurable RAID 1
(protected) or RAID 0 (performance). Unlike other two-bay solutions that
only offer bare hard drive modules that cannot be taken into the field
and used as true standalone external drives, the G-DOCK ev ships with two
1TB removable and portable G-DRIVE ev external hard drive modules with
USB 3.0. The G-DOCK ev provides dual Thunderbolt ports for future
external storage expansion and for daisy chaining with other G-DOCK ev
solutions or other Thunderbolt-based devices. The G-DOCK ev with
Thunderbolt comes in an all aluminum design with a Kensington Lock slot
and a three-year limited warranty. The G-DOCK ev is Mac-formatted
out-of-the-box. The Thunderbolt cable is included.
The Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev is a rugged USB 3.0,
2.5-inch, 7200RPM hard drive-based external storage solution with
transfer rates of up to 136MB/s. Paired with an Evolution Series G-DOCK
ev, or used as a standalone external hard drive, the G-DRIVE ev is
flexible for use in the field or back in the studio when connected to the
G-DOCK ev for quick data backups, duplication and transfers. The
G-Technology G-DRIVE ev comes in a compact all aluminum enclosure,
featuring USB 3.0 for plug-and-play connectivity to other computers and
workstations, and a 6Gb/s SATA interface for connection to the G-DOCK ev.
It is available in 1TB or 500GB capacities.
The Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev PLUS external hard drive module with USB
3.0 delivers transfer rates up to 250MB/s, which can be paired with an
Evolution Series G-DOCK ev, or used as a standalone external storage
device. The G-DRIVE ev PLUS is a compact, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM hard
drive-based external storage solution in an all aluminum enclosure,
featuring USB 3.0 for plug-and-play connectivity and a 6Gb/s SATA
interface for connection to the G-DOCK ev. The G-DRIVE ev PLUS comes in
The G-DOCK ev, which includes two 1TB G-DRIVE ev modules, will be
available in May through G-Technology for an MSRP of $749.95. Designed as
a flexible and scalable ecosystem, additional 500GB or 1TB G-DRIVE ev
modules can be purchased separately for a MSRP of $149.95 and $199.95,
respectively. For increased performance the 1TB G-DRIVE ev PLUS modules
can also be purchased separately for use with the G-DOCK ev with
Thunderbolt. The G-DRIVE ev PLUS modules will be available this summer
for $349.95 MSRP.
G-Technology also announced the new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt - a
compact, desktop external hard drive that performs like SSDs with HDD
capacities, taking full advantage of the speed and power of Thunderbolt.
The new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt delivers sustained data transfer
rates of up to 480MB/s.
Optimal for Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems, the G-DRIVE PRO with
Thunderbolt is easily 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 easily 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 and its Premier Channel Partners. The MSRP for the 4TB
G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt will be $849.95. A 2TB G-DRIVE PRO with
Thunderbolt solution will be available for $699.95.