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Glyph Technologies 4TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive

B&H # GLGPT504 MFR # GPT50-4000-1102
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Product Highlights
  • 4TB (1x 4TB) Capacity
  • 7200rpm 64MB Cache Drives
  • USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 800 Ports
  • 8ms Average Seek Time
  • 3Gbps Maximum Transfer Rate
  • Windows, Linux & Mac Compatible
  • Rackmountable via Optional GPT Rack Kit

The 4TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive from Glyph Technologies features next-generation Oxford bridging technology and is redesigned to be smaller and more environmentally friendly. It has an internal power supply and a quiet fan for effective cooling. It is 33% smaller than the Glyph GT050Q, which makes it more portable and convenient.

This hard drive from Glyph has a triple interface, which consists of USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. It has 4TB of hard drive storage and a 64MB cache per drive. It has an average seeking time of 8ms and a maximum data transfer rate of 3Gbps. It is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems.

Triple Interface
This Glyph hard drive provides you with FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA ports, so that you can use this with both PC and Mac computers
Internal Power Supply
External power supplies are easily misplaced, accidentally unplugged from the drive and take up valuable outlet space. This Glyph hard drive uses an industry-standard power cord and pro-quality internal power supply for the most efficient and reliable power source possible
Effective Cooling
This Glyph hard drive uses a temperature-controlled fan making it overall quieter while still offering proper cooling. The case is designed with front-panel ventilation holes to draw cool air in, while exhausting warm air out the back, which is critical to the performance and reliability of the components
Optional Rack Mount Kits
Transform this Glyph hard drive into a 1U rack-mount hard drive with the optional GPT Rack Kit. The rack kit holds one or two drives in a 1U rack space (sold separately)
Keep Your Data Safe
This Glyph hard drive boasts new features designed to keep your data safe. The intelligent power switch must be held for 3 seconds to power off the drive, guarding against unintended power-off. The multifunction LED shows drive power, activity and also warns of a failing hard drive
Capacity 4TB
Interface 1 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA
2 x FireWire 800
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer 64MB
Average Seek Time 8ms
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 3Gbps
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not specified by Manufacturer
System Requirements Mac OS 8.6, 9.x, 10.x
Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Modern Unix-based Linux or BSD

Older versions of Windows, such as 2000 and XP 32-bit, use Master Boot Record which doesn't support volumes larger than 2TB. When the capacity of the drive is 2TB or higher, you must format it using GPT in Windows. GPT format is only supported by Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X. GPT format will not work with XP 32-bit or older Windows operating systems. If you want to use Windows 2000 and/or XP 32-bit, choose a GPT50 that is 2TB or smaller.
Mounting Rackmountable via optional GPT rack kit
Power Requirements Power Supply: Internal Universal 100-240 V, 50/60Hz
Environmental Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions 1.6 x 8.6 x 6.5" / 4 x 21.8 x 16.5cm
Weight 4 lbs / 1.8 kg
Glyph Technologies 4TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Overnight Advance Replacement
  • 2-Year Limited Free Basic Data Recovery
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty

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    Glyph Technologies4TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive

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    Great Drive

    By Data Security Hawk

    from Brooklyn, NY

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    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Priceperformance Winner
    • Quiet


      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Jbod Raid Component
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about Glyph Technologies 4TB GPT50 Triple Interface External Hard Drive:

      Glyph's reputation among audio and video pros is sterling. I took the drive out of the box two weeks ago and it's been powered on and online since. Its price/performance/size ratio it seems like it hits the sweet spot for best gigabyte for the buck. I use it via FW800 as one large volume, but it seems to be a good candidate for inclusion in a JBOD RAID, especially if you have the eSATA interface. One other advantage: it is very quiet.

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

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      Kramer -  VS30FW 3-Port FireWire-800 Repeater/Hub
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      Sonnet -  Tempo SATA E2P 2-Port eSATA PCI Express Host Adapter - Mac/Win
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      Racks & Mounts

      Glyph Technologies -  GPT Rack Kit
      • You Pay: $49.95
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