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G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt

B&H # GTGRT8TB Mfr # 0G02272
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Product Highlights
  • 8TB, 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 8TB 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 8TB 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 8TB 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 64MB 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 8TB 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-Technology8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt
     
    4.8

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (20)
    • Easy to use (19)
    • Compact (11)
    • Fast connection (11)
    • Large capacity / good size (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (16)
      • Large projects (9)
      • Multimedia (8)
      • Video (8)
      • Additional storage (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (20), Multimedia professional (7), Tech savvy (7), Tech professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (26), Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (34)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect Mobile Thunderbolt Drive

      Fast spinning, easily readable, external hard drive solution.

      I was looking for a thunderbolt option for my new (late) 2013 27" iMac. I have 256GB of Flash...Read complete review

      Fast spinning, easily readable, external hard drive solution.

      I was looking for a thunderbolt option for my new (late) 2013 27" iMac. I have 256GB of Flash storage, but I don't trust SSD to hold important data when it could be easily lost if the drive failed. Spinning disk drives, like the G-RAID, could still potentially have data saved off the platters.

      My 1st project used the 8TB G-RAID drive as an on-location, portable, video editing drive. Using the thunderbolt cable (supplied), the offloading, editing and overall speed of the drive were nothing short of FAST!! Very glad I didn't listen to reviews saying Thunderbolt wasn't worth the extra expense. Don't listen to them...it is noticeably effective.

      It does stop spinning every once and while if not in use, but will re-spin when I access finder or any files off the drive. It only takes about 5 seconds to get back up and running. The motor is slightly noticeable, but can easily tuned out when focusing on work. I have it 2 feet from my computer.

      The supplied Thunderbolt cable is short, but I spent the extra $30 for the longer version just to have the option in the field. Everything you need comes in the box. Its beautifully made and compliments the iMac well. In the future, I will buy more of these and daisy chain.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great value if you don't mind the noise.

      I use the drive for back-up -- mostly photo and video files. The write speed over thunderbolt is impressive. This is the loudest running drive in my collection. I run it sitting on...Read complete review

      I use the drive for back-up -- mostly photo and video files. The write speed over thunderbolt is impressive. This is the loudest running drive in my collection. I run it sitting on my desk top, but will likely get a longer firewire cable so I can move it under my desk.

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      5.0

      Fast and Quiet

      By NelsonR

      from Tucson, AZ

      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 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

        I use two, daisy chained, 8TB G-RAID external drives. Both external drives are formated as Raid 1 and used with my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. Also connected is the 27" Apple thunderbolt display.
        I am very impressed with the quick read/write performance of the external drives. I use them to store my photography and work with Lightroom, Photoshop and various plugins. The slight humming sound emanating from these drives is low in my opinion. By placing a cork padding between the drive and the surface of my desk I eliminate any possible vibration that may be created between hard surfaces.

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

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        4.0

        Great drive, lousy documentation

        By califgrl

        from San Francisco

        Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

        This is my third G-Tech external hard drive and my first Thunderbolt external. It's quiet, fast and seems to fill my (enormous) storage needs. I wound up not using it as a RAID though, after four or five days of searching the web for info about how to reconfigure it to suit my security and storage needs. I really miss the good old days when tech products came with thorough device specs and setup information... SIGH.

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        4.0

        Amazing Product

        By Toby Millie Pat Productions

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Vibrates A Lot

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

        This hard drive is blazing fast. I have a late 2013 iMac, and let me tell you, this hard drive can transfer Black Magic RAW files like no other tripod I have ever seen. I am able to edit directly off of the drive with ease. I have seen a lot of other reviewers claiming that this drive dies after a few years of use, so I'll have to wait and see if that is true. Only problem I have is that it vibrates my entire desk. So I would suggest finding somewhere else to place it, unless you want an arm massage.

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

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        5.0

        Love this product, had the 3 Tb

        By lovethis

        from Abuja

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Video

          Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

          excellent backup storage

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

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Steve

          from Nashville TN

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer

          Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

          Love it...works great in my Video studio....hooked it up to my Macbook Pro and it was ready to roll instantly!! Fan is a little noisy but I don't care.

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

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          4.0

          Excellent perfomance

          By People Televisión

          from Puerto Rico

          Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

          Execellent product quality, ideal to work with complex editing. The size of the drive is both, easy to carry and portable.

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          4.0

          Quick to Archive

          By Nick

          from Roxboro, NC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

            This drive is very well constructed and for my archiving needs it works very well. Thunderbolt is fast with it striped in a RAID 0 config. As RAID 1 it also works well to make sure my data is throughly backed up. I was able to daisy chain it to a G-DOCK EV and it worked great. No complaints. Well made and dependable product from G-Tech. Thanks BH for sending it so fast to me.

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

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            5.0

            Great Very Fast Storage

            By BabyDoctorAl

            from South Florida

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Nothing Of Note

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

            I have several G-RAID drives that I use to back up my photos. With the thunderbolt connection, they load exceedingly fast and are very sturdy. I have not had any trouble at all with these drives and find them to be a very secure and safe way to back up everything in triplicate. The only downside is that the hum from the drives occasionally seeps into one's consciousness when they are spinning, but they typically are quiet when in standby mode. Overall, a terrific product.

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

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            5.0

            Good Speed

            By JPB UBIQUE FILM

            from MONTREAL

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              Cons

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                  Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                  Good speed. Fast enough to run a big 6TB documentary shot on C300 and edited through AMA link in Media Composer. Quite faster (and more quiet) than my Drobo 5D thunderbolt.

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

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                  5.0

                  Fast and reliable!

                  By Danielle

                  from Brooklyn, NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                      I'm an independent filmmaker and bought this drive to store all of my raw footage and projects. The thunderbolt port is incredibly fast, and G-Tech is one of the most reliable hard drive brands out there. So happy I made this purchase!

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

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this again. Great product

                      By Tom

                      from Eau Claire, WI

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Mirrored Drives As Backup

                      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                      I am using this to as a back up external drive. One quick call to G-Technology Tech Support and they walked me through setting it up as a mirrored drive. Two back ups for the price on one! Love it.

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

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                      5.0

                      G-Technology 8TB G~RAID Externsl Drive

                      By Leo

                      from Fairfield, CA

                      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                      I just recently purchased the G-Tech 9TB G-Raid External Drive with Thunderbolt. It' is by far the best drive that I ever used. Quality build, superfast performance and limitless storage and an excellent value. Five stars from me!

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                      5.0

                      Looks nice and works well

                      By jr

                      from Texas

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High Volume
                        • Home

                        Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                        I connected this to my MacMini (latest model) using thunderbolt. I daisy chained it to a thunderbolt dock which had hdmi to a LCD monitor.

                        I not sure if speed is making a difference when opening my 2.5 TB iPhoto library, but it works.

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

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                        5.0

                        solid as a rock!

                        By VidRip

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High Volume

                          Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                          I've always had good success with G- Tech products and it appears as if the 8 TB G-RAID is no exception. Working with a MAC - it's basically plug and play. It's fast - very fast - with Thunderbolt - and as of this moment in time - seamless, reliable, and durable. I'm very satisfied with it.

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

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                          5.0

                          Must have

                          By david benoliel

                          from miami

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High Volume
                            • Sensitive Materials

                            Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                            No surprise with G-Raid. Awesome product that every photographer should have.

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

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                            5.0

                            Very Fast and reliable

                            By Bigasg

                            from Clearwater, FL

                            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 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                Use it to store video production files.

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

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                                5.0

                                good

                                By sr

                                from ca

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                works well

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                                5.0

                                Fast and solid

                                By dixpix

                                from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High Volume

                                  Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                  I'm a professional photographer and have 2 of these drives, as well as 3 other G-Technology drives. They use Hitachi hard drives, which in all my research, are rated as the most reliable drives out there.

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

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                                  4.0

                                  Fast, but noisy.

                                  By Nedyken

                                  from Bellevue, WA

                                  Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                  I own the 4TB version at work, but this seems a bit more noisy. Really it's not terribly loud, but it definitely makes some noise when compared to the relative silence of my iMac.

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                                  5.0

                                  Crazy Fast Throughput

                                  By Brian the Great

                                  from St. Louis, MO

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Audio Editing
                                    • Business
                                    • HD Video Editing
                                    • Home
                                    • Transfering Tb's Of Data

                                    Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt:

                                    I bought a few of the 4TB versions of this raid last year and ran out of space and I was going to purchase another 4TB but after comparing the prices it was a no brainer going with the 8TB G-raid. I have no complaints, the throughput is amazing. When I purchased the 4TB the thunderbolt cable wasn't included and now the Thunderbolt cable IS INCLUDED. Can't beat $0.08/GB at thunderbolt speeds.

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                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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