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G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array

B&H # GTGRMG31.5 Mfr # 0G02134
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Product Highlights
  • FireWire Bus Powered
  • 7200rpm SATA Drive with up to 16MB Cache
  • Selectable RAID Mode - RAID 0 or RAID 1
  • Daisy-Chain up to 3 Drives
  • Interface eSATA
  • FireWire-800 and USB 2.0 Ports
  • 120+ MB/sec Data Transfer Rate
  • Mac OS X and Windows Compatible

The 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array from G-Technology features both RAID 0 and fail-safe RAID 1 operation, a high-speed quad interface and storage capacities up to 1.5TB. It is the ideal portable storage solution for safe-guarding content downloaded from professional tapeless video cameras. Production houses and creative studios will appreciate its small compact size and tough, all-aluminum enclosure, which make it perfect for capturing and editing on the go or while working on location. G-RAID mini is capable of delivering an unprecedented 120+ MB/second transfer rate when connected via eSATA in RAID 0 mode. It is FireWire bus-powered even when connected via eSATA. The G-RAID mini allows you to daisy-chain up to three drives.

High-speed, portable RAID designed specifically for professional content creation applications
FireWire bus powered - even when connected through eSATA
Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
7200rpm SATA drives with up to 16MB cache
Selectable RAID mode - RAID 0 (performance) or RAID 1 (protection)
High-speed interface eSATA, FireWire-800 (FireWire-400 via included cable) and USB 2.0 ports
120+ MB/second data transfer rates via eSATA port
Integrated fan for long life and reliable operation
Unique industrial design, compact all-aluminum enclosure
Mac OS X and Windows compatible
Performance
Capacity 1.5TB
Interface 1x 3GB, eSATA
2x FireWire-800
1x USB 2.0
(FireWire-400 via included cable)
Disk Type 2x SATA II
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Cache Up to 8MB per drive
RAID Controller Hardware RAID 0/1 - Oxford 936 chipset
Average Seek Time Not specified by the manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 120+ MB/sec via eSATA
Cooling System Integrated heat-sink and quiet-cooling fan
System Requirements Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.25 x 1.5 x 5.875" (83 x 38 x 149 mm)
Weight 2.2 lb (998 g)
G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array
  • 1.96" (0.6 m) eSATA Cable
  • 1.96" (0.6 m) FireWire-800 Cable
  • 1.96" (0.6 m) FireWire-800 to FireWire-400 Cable
  • 1.96" (0.6 m) USB 2.0 Cable
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Universal AC Power Supply
  • CD Manual
  • 3 Year Standard Factory Warranty
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    G-Technology1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Portable (7)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Large capacity / good size (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (6)
      • Video (6)
      • Photo storage (5)
      • Back-up (4)
      • File transfer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (7), PC (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Better for Mac users, but still good.

      I use this in Raid 1 configuration as a redundant backup for my photography business.

      The setup is not as intuitive as it could be for PC users (Have to format...Read complete review

      I use this in Raid 1 configuration as a redundant backup for my photography business.

      The setup is not as intuitive as it could be for PC users (Have to format the drive to NTFS before you can change the configuration to RAID 1, then you have to format it to NTFS ~AGAIN~ But it works fine.

      Things to note:
      - The drive is formatted in Raid 0 out of the box, and set up for Mac OS.
      - The drive does not automatically power down when you power down your PC or unplug the USB/Firewire connection, you have to actually unplug the AC power adapter in order to shut the drive down. NOT GREAT FOR LONGEVITY in my opinion, but with Raid 1 I am not concerned.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      WON'T MOUNT ON MAC IN RAID 1 CONFIGURATI

      I bought this drive to use as a mirror for video work. In RAID 0 all was well but when reconfigured to RAID 1, it stopped mounting on my desktop. After a long...Read complete review

      I bought this drive to use as a mirror for video work. In RAID 0 all was well but when reconfigured to RAID 1, it stopped mounting on my desktop. After a long talk with GTech's support, nothing was resolved. THe only thing the representative was able to tell me was that they don't reccommend using this drive in RAID 1 [even though that is not mentioned in the product description and there is a reconfiguration to RAID 1 download and instructions on GTech's website for this particular project. Very disappointed.

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      5.0

      Great Portable Drive

      By Barbara

      from Chicago

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

        Love this drive for on-location video storage. Lot's of room in a tiny package.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Great and Compact

        By gk16blman

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Mac Formatted

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Portable Editing
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

        I do a lot of on the road editing from my laptop. This little drive is great for those jobs where portablity is key. It comes with many different in=terconnecting cords - a big plus for G-Tech. All drives are prone to have isues from time to time, and they will die. However G-Tech is a really good company and backs thier drives for a long time. Even the cabinet the drive array comes in is machined tough. This little gem easily slids into my travel back pack and is the perfect editing companion.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        A bit expensive, but worth it!

        By gk16blman

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Extremely portable
        • High Capacity
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Cost

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Portable Video Production
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

        I use this for HD video, connected with e-sata to my laptop. This drive works very reliably, as most G-technology products do. I've been a big fan of these drives for a long time, but this is the first mini-drive I've purcahsed. The size is great to take with you, slip in a back pack, and have plenty of storage for an entire project on the road. You get what you pay for, and this gem, although a bit expensive, packs a good punch for raided 7200rpm drives in a small, single case. Its nice too, that the G-tech company includes several types of connecting cords.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By dempsdp

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

          The great thing about this is they have added another 500gb to the drive and its faster and still quiet.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID

          By nouille nouille

          from nyc

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

          works great , easies to set up and use

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          love these drives

          By Mike TV

          from NYC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Video

            Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

            small, bus powered from Firewire. SATA port is fantastic.

            Can be a little fragile, use the black wrapper that comes with

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            WON'T MOUNT ON MAC IN RAID 1 CONFIGURATI

            By legiorfh

            from Kentucky

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

                  I bought this drive to use as a mirror for video work. In RAID 0 all was well but when reconfigured to RAID 1, it stopped mounting on my desktop. After a long talk with GTech's support, nothing was resolved. THe only thing the representative was able to tell me was that they don't reccommend using this drive in RAID 1 [even though that is not mentioned in the product description and there is a reconfiguration to RAID 1 download and instructions on GTech's website for this particular project. Very disappointed.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  Better for Mac users, but still good.

                  By MPhilips Imaging

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Mac Plug-and-Play
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

                  I use this in Raid 1 configuration as a redundant backup for my photography business.

                  The setup is not as intuitive as it could be for PC users (Have to format the drive to NTFS before you can change the configuration to RAID 1, then you have to format it to NTFS ~AGAIN~ But it works fine.

                  Things to note:
                  - The drive is formatted in Raid 0 out of the box, and set up for Mac OS.
                  - The drive does not automatically power down when you power down your PC or unplug the USB/Firewire connection, you have to actually unplug the AC power adapter in order to shut the drive down. NOT GREAT FOR LONGEVITY in my opinion, but with Raid 1 I am not concerned.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid Drive

                  By John

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Amateur filmmaker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Customize
                  • Easy to Navigate

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

                    Powerful drive that runs quite smoothly. I'm currently using it to store video files for editing and it works absolutely great. The included firewire cable (along with usb 2.0 and eSATA cables) really improves the capabilities of this drive. I also really like the fact that this drive can not only store information, but it can back it up for you as well, as part of the RAID 1 option; it's really nice to have all of that security. I would recommend this over any Western Digital drives, which have given me many problems in the past.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Very satisfied!

                    By Rick

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Customize
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Reliable storage

                      Comments about G-Technology 1.5TB G-RAID mini Dual-Drive External Hard Drive Array:

                      I needed a reliable hard drive to store photos of our baby. I went with this drive because it is redundant with it's RAID 1 function. I have been very satisfied with the quality of the drive, how quiet it is, and how compact it is for a RAID system.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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