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G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt

B&H # GTGRT4TB Mfr # 0G02289
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You Pay: $500.00
Product Highlights
  • 4TB, 7200RPM
  • Dual Thunderbolt Ports
  • RAID 0
  • Data Transfer Rate of up to 327 MB/s
  • 2 SATA III Drive Bays
  • Time Machine Ready
  • Daisy-Chain up to 6 Thunderbolt Devices
  • Plug-and-Play Setup for Mac OS X 10.6+

The 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt from G-Technology was designed specifically for professional content creation applications. Featuring powerful, flexible I/O technology, you benefit from data transfer speeds up to 327 MB/s. With G-RAID Thunderbolt connectivity you can take advantage of double the data transfer rate of USB 3.0 and over 12 times faster than FireWire 800.

Optimized for Mac computers, this G-RAID comes Time Machine-ready so all you need to do is plug and play. With 4TB of storage space, you'll be able to back up any important files quickly and efficiently. Also, with built-in RAID 0 support, you'll have better performance since all data is evenly distributed between the two 7200rpm hard drives.

Dual Thunderbolt Ports
Utilizing the fastest I/O technology to date, this G-RAID has read and write speeds of up to 327 MB/s. Also, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals
RAID 0
With built-in RAID 0 technology, you'll experience faster performance because the data is evenly distributed between the two SATA III hard drives. With 4TB of storage space, you'll have enough room to back up your most important files at blazing speeds
Mac Ready
With Thunderbolt being Mac's baby, it's only fitting that the G-RAID be optimized for use with one. Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, this G-RAID comes ready to be used with Time Machine right out of the box. Just plug and play
Interface 2 x Thunderbolt
Disk Drives Type: 2 x SATA III
RPM: 7200
Cache: Up to 32MB per drive
RAID Controller Hardware RAID 0
Cooling System Thermo-regulated, quiet smart fan
Power Requirements AC: 100-240V AC
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Dimensions 9.25 x 5.125 x 3.374" / 23.5 x 13.02 x 8.57cm
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Universal AC Power Supply
  • Quick Start Install Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    G-Technology4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Fast (9)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Large capacity / good size (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (4)
    • Back-up (4)
    • High volume (4)
    • Video (4)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (14), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (12), Personal (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (18)

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    4.0

    Fast and quiet; one unworked out quirk

    By ScottMicciche

    from sacramento, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cool Running
    • Fast
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Unwanted Sleep Time

    Best Uses

    • High Volume
    • Home

    Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

    This is used as main data storage for ~/Pictures and ~/Music. I like the device. It's quiet, fast and stays cool. The only quirk is that it goes to sleep often, no matter my energy savings settings in Mavericks, the drive will seemingly sleep, and have to be woken to save/work on data within those slices. Still researching ...

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

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    5.0

    Excellent Buy

    By Eve

    from New York

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Manage
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Store
    • Fast
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

    • A Little Heavy

    Best Uses

    • High Volume
    • Home
    • Sensitive Materials
    • Small Networks

    Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

    Excellent product, very easy to setup. I absolutely recommend this external HD for those looking for additional storage. A must have for backing up your computer backup.

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

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    5.0

    Great service and equipment

    By Ing

    from Orlando

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High Volume

      Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

      Editing and storing projects not completely finished. Also on location DIT and first light.

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

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      5.0

      Always Dependable

      By Production Co CEO

      from West Hollywood

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

          These drives are reliable, fast and kick butt for serious production needs!

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

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          5.0

          Fast and reliable.

          By FettSolo

          from Scarsdale, NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Manage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video editing

            Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

            I use this hard drive for video editing with my MacBookPro. Works great, and is easy to use. Highly recommend.

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

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            4.0

            Fast Drive

            By BKnize

            from DE

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                  This drive is super fast and plenty quiet for my needs! Having the built in RAID is nice, since I don't have to fuss with RAID setups. If I had any complaint, it's that, unlike other similar Thunderbolt hard drives, this drive does NOT automatically power up and power down when it detects a signal through the Thunderbolt cable. This means that you have to reach behind and turn of the drive when you are finished with it. Yes, I've been doing this for years with older drives, but it just stinks to know that other drives like the LaCie and Western Digital can automatically power up through the Thunderbolt cable.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  Believe The Hype!

                  By Taco Tom

                  from Kandahar, AF

                  About Me Power user

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Manage
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • Annoying Light
                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                    This thing smokes! I came very close to buying a new Macbook that I can't afford, not now. The G-Tech Thunderbolt drive totally set my computer free. I edit tons of video and motion graphic files, this thing makes sport of it. It isn't cheap and I sure didn't want to come off of the money, but after using this I can't afford not to have it. My external monitor hooked right up to its 2nd port. After I transferred my files from my old external, my projects opened right up without having to relink. And, it's by a brand that I really trust.It does have a VERY annoying light that constantly strobes. I'm not a fan of the big aluminum shoebox design. Mac only. You have to manually turn the thing on/off. And it doesn't come with a Thunderbolt cable (so add $$ to the price). But all and all and very pleased, tickled even. I do hate that freak'n light though.

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

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                    5.0

                    Wonderful

                    By dvaperture

                    from Provo, UT

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-end Video And Photo

                      Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                      Use this for high-end video projects. Alone (not daisy chained or configured for faster speed than normal), I get 285mb/s write speed. 290 read speed.

                      I often hear people say that g-tech isn't worth the price. I disagree. This is super fast, wonderfully quiet (compared to my last drive), and it has been a joy to work with. I've owned 2 other g-tech drives – never had to revert to a backup because one died on me. Don't expect this one to tank on me either. Highly recommended. Will probably get another.

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

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                      5.0

                      lightning fast! Awesome product

                      By photosbysheila

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                          I use this to connect to my new imac and to keep my client files separate from my personal files on my computer. It's lightning fast and feels like it's an internal hard drive! Awesome product.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great so far

                          By njcomposer

                          from Jersey

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                              Using this drive for my sound composition libraries. Seems to work really well, of course it is fast on thunderbolt.

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

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Fast and quiet

                              By djoffs

                              from Yakima, WA

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • High Volume
                              • Home

                              Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                              Returned a LaCie because of loud fan noise. While this is bigger in size and storage, it is much quieter which was very important to me. I have set up my iTunes library on the drive, and even though it is external, the access is quick.

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

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                              4.0

                              Good Stuff!

                              By Senator

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                Great solution for fast storage on T-Bolt laptops.

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

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                                5.0

                                good piece of hardware

                                By Juha V

                                from South Australia

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Video
                                  • Video Editing

                                  Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                  Feels really solid. Works well and looks good

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

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Awesome unit, super quiet

                                  By eliott

                                  from seattle, wa

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Photo Storage

                                    Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                    I use this for overflow storage using my macbook. It is plug & play, so no set-up time is nice. Photos on this external drive can be quickly edited in Lightroom and Photoshop, which is exactly what I was looking for. I realize my review has more to do with the speed of thunderbolt technology than the actual hard drive itself. I don't know how it compares with the Lacie equivalent, but I chose this one because hard drives standing vertical make me uncomfortable. Since I just started using it, I can't say much else.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Large Fast Drive

                                    By Modlab

                                    from Des Moines, IA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Speed

                                    Cons

                                    • No thunderbolt cable incl

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                    This is my first G-drive purchase, though I've used them on various jobs in the past. I was looking for a large thunderbolt drive to be my catch-all and backup for my new iMac. The one thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't come with a thunderbolt cable, which was $50 extra at the time of purchase. Thankfully my local Apple Store had one left in stock. Make sure to order one when you order this drive. This drive is plug and play with any thunderbolt enabled Mac. Its screaming fast. Noticeably so, with file transfers and editing.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent external drive

                                    By Eddie M

                                    from South Jersey, NJ

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • File Transfer
                                      • Photo Storage

                                      Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                      The drive is very quick connected to the iMac through the Thunderbolt connection. It is setup as RAID 0, but I configured it as a RAID 1. The fan can slightly be heard when the unit warms up, but it doesn't really annoy me. The setup was as easy as just plugging it to the computer and turning it on. I use the unit as a working external drive for all our photo sessions. I see no delay when accessing the images through Lightroom or Photoshop. I plan to purchase two more units. The only con is that the unit doesn't power off when you place the computer in sleep mode or turn it off, but it's not a big deal.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      A FAST AND QUIET HARD DRIVE

                                      By MattMediaPro

                                      from Washington, DC

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                        Just got the 4TB G-Raid External Hard Drive. This is my first run with the new thunderbolt technology. As a video editor, speed and reliability are critical when it comes to gear. I've used every kind of hard drive transfer/storage technology out: USB 2.0/3.0, Firewire 400/800, SCSI, etc. It was time for me to step up to the thunderbolt. I often have multiple layers of HD video with effects on my editing timeline. The G-Raid has handled the load well.My Mac i7 recognized the drive immediately with no problem. Strait out of the box, the G-Raid booted up with a nice quiet spin then settled into a quiet, almost unnoticeable, hum. If it weren't for the light on the front of the drive, I wouldn't even know that it was on. In fact, it's so quiet, I've forgotten to turn if off a couple of nights. As with any non-SSD drive, there will be some lag time for the drive to boot up and get spinning. Granted, it transfers data via a thunderbolt cable, but it's still a 7200rpm drive. SSD would make it faster. To date, though, it's been the fastest drive I've owned.I can't give the product 5 stars yet as I have only had it for a couple of weeks. The reliability factor still remains to be proven. As for speed and low noise, it's definitely a 5.

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

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        G-RAID w/ Thunderbolt

                                        By C Bogle

                                        from Seattle, WA

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about G-Technology 4TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                          I am using this drive for video editing with Final Cut X on a 27in Imac i7
                                          This drive is very fast and has dramatically increased the speed of my editing and can stream 6 + tracks of ProRes HD video for multi cam editing.
                                          It is very quiet as well. I would recommend this drive to any media professional.

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                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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