The company is also now serving up eight new solutions that feature Hitachi 3TB, 7,200 RPM hard drives. The drives include the 3TB G-DRIVE ($449.99 MSRP), the 3TB RAID 1 G-SAFE ($699.99 MSRP), and the 6TB RAID 0 G-RAID ($749.99 MSRP), which all feature Hitachi's Deskstar hard drives. G-Technology's four-bay RAID solutions include the 12TB G-SPEED Q ($2,299.99 MSRP), the G-SPEED eS ($2,499.99 MSRP) and the G-SPEED eS Pro ($3,299.99 MSRP). G-Technology's current line of professional 2U 12-bay and 3U 16-bay rack mount solutions - the G-SPEED eS Pro XL and G-SPEED FC XL - will be available in Q2 with 3TB drives, enabling up to 36TB or 48TB capacities. All G-Technology G-SPEED RAID solutions feature Hitachi Ultrastar enterprise-class hard drives.
G-Technology is also showing its support for Thunderbolt at NAB. Developed by Intel and brought to market with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt is more than just another high-speed cable. Thunderbolt technology will set a new standard for media creators with dual channel, 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) performance and simultaneous support for PCIe and DisplayPort protocols over a single cable. At 10Gbps, Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800. Official products launching later this year.