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G-Technology announces 4TB G-Drive and 8TB G-Raid

Hard disk drives by Hitachi
Thu Sep 08 2011, 11:23

STORAGE VENDOR G-Technology has announced its 4TB and 8TB external storage drives built with hard disks made by Hitachi.

The company has confirmed the high capacity Hitachi 4TB hard drive will be used in its G-Drive and G-Raid devices. The G-Drive is a standard external single hard disk drive whilst G-Raid uses multiple drives coupled together in a RAID 0 configuration.

Steve Pereira, VP of Hitachi GST said, "Our G-RAID Thunderbolt demo connected to a MacBook Pro shows how our customers can get lightning speed and huge capacity in a single RAID 0 storage solution to easily edit anywhere. Built like a tank, our G-RAID solution has been the cornerstone of our business, and we look forward to bringing our Thunderbolt-based family and 4TB-based solutions to the market."


The 4TB hard drive would have been a new high capacity mark for single drives, if Seagate hadn't announced its Goflex Desk 4TB hard drive only yesterday.

If 4TB of storage isn't enough then the G-Raid drive couples two 4TB drives together for a total capacity of 8TB. The drive will come pre-configured in RAID 0 and compatible with Mac OS X out of the box. The firm says a simple reformat will mean the drive can also support Windows.

The company said the drives are "Dedicated to serving the Apple Mac and creative professional audio/video markets."

The 8TB G-Raid and 4TB G-Drive devices will be available next month with eSATA, Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 ports. The firm's first Thunderbolt based hard drives will ship in the fourth quarter.

We don't have prices yet but for comparison the 6TB G-Raid drive will set you back around £460 and the 3TB G-Drive is priced at about £240. µ


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