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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 10.6 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 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (11)
    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (11)
      • Large projects (9)
      • Multimedia (8)
      • Photo storage (4)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (8), Multimedia professional (7), Tech savvy (7), Tech professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (17), Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (22)

      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.

      VS

      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

      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.

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

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              5.0

              I would buy it again. Good value

              By Arkansas

              from Arkansas

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

              Worked perfectly right out if the box on my new Mac Pro.

              Loud when backing up, but silent when not.

              Light on front is to darn bright! I put a sticker on it.

              The switch is on the back! Really??? Why? Annoying!!!

              Overall I'm satisfied and would buy it again. It is very fast! Seems instant on Thunderbolt with Mac Pro.

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              5.0

              Great product & great price

              By CMoore

              from Savannah

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

              I needed a quick delivery as I ran completely out f space. B&H got to me quickly and had a great price. The G-Tech's easy setup and blazing speed make it a must have for video editing.

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              5.0

              Great performance at a great price!

              By Sense Digital

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High Volume
                • Home
                • Sensitive Materials
                • Small Networks

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

                I am a video editor. I use the drive for storage and editing. In striped RAID mode, the drive is very fast via the thunderbolt port. It is also very quiet. Nothing bad to say about the drive.

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

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                5.0

                Awesome Drive for Video Editing

                By spiderwayne

                from Walnut Creek, CA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High Volume
                  • Home
                  • Sensitive Materials
                  • Video editing

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

                  This drive is super fast!

                  I use it mainly to edit videos in Final Cut Pro X via my iMac and it flies!

                  Before this drive I had another G-Drive 4TB drive that connected via USB 3 and it was good too but I have to say this is by far the best external drive I've ever owned.

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

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                  5.0

                  Lots of Space and Lots of Speed

                  By RWill

                  from Columbus, OH

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I use the drive for HD editing using FCP on a new Mac Pro… and it flies! The ability to daisy chain drives and monitors is great, and the drive is aesthetically pleasing. Overall great product!

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                  5.0

                  FAST!

                  By Willis

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  This is my 3rd G-Technology drive. Had one other G-Raid 6(non-Thunderbolt) and a G-Drive 3.
                  This Thunderbolt G-Raid is FAST.
                  Thunderbolt plus Raid 0 works extremely well together.
                  I used the Blackmagic disk speed test and it averages at 320MB/s write and 330MB/s read. This is beneficial to me as i work mainly in Video editing.
                  This is a speed i was never able to achieve before. My internal drive and my old G-raid(limited to FW800) was only able to get to 90MB/s

                  One thing to keep note is I heard with Raid 0, there is no/low chance of data recovery.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic solution to my data mess

                  By Erik

                  from Seattle

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Super fast and reliable. I ditched enough hard drives to fill a suitcase and moved all the data onto this one. I've heard people complain about the amount of noise it makes. I have no clue what they're talking about. Mine makes no noise.

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                  4.0

                  great

                  By Mariohcz

                  from Los Angeles

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Great, no problems at all. Fast and reliable.

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                  5.0

                  Easy and reliable

                  By GC from NYC

                  from New York City

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Always happy with G-tech products. This is a great buy and B&H had it on special offer. To back up for long period of time I would not use this but the raid 5.

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                  5.0

                  Fast fast very fast

                  By SusanaM

                  from Miami

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

                  The perfect companion for the IMAC, ideal for manage huge RAW video

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                  5.0

                  Speedy

                  By Newton

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Video editing at Thunderbolt speed is a noticeable improvement. Not an inexpensive drive, but I've had good luck with G-Tech before so I'm hoping this drive will prove just as reliable.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid device

                  By g00ds0n

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I use this drive for amateur video editing on FCPX. I'm moving up from a G-Speed Q on FW 800 (because my 2011 iMac doesn't have an eSATA port) and this is a vast improvement. I haven't done any formal tests but just watching Activity Monitor I'm getting about a 3-4x the speed bump. This new drive is also much quieter than my old drive. My only one complaint is the light in the front is bright.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Mobile Thunderbolt Drive

                  By Peter

                  from Canton, OH

                  About Me Professional Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Semi-loud

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Large Projects
                  • Multimedia

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

                  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.

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

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great, but ...

                  By TODDREY

                  from West Des Moines

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Noisy

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Laptops

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

                  Great, but the fan is a bit noisy

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  So far, so good!

                  By jambon-beurre

                  from Dayton, TN

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Large Projects

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

                    I am using this in a raid 1 setup with an identical unit to have 8TB that's automatically in two places at once!

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

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