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G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System

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Product Highlights
  • G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System
  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x FireWire 800 Interfaces
  • 1 x USB 2.0/3.0 Interface
  • 32MB Cache per Drive
  • Quiet Smart Fan
  • Mac / Windows Compatible

The 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System from G-Technology comes preconfigured RAID 0 for optimal speed and performance and cannot be reconfigured for any other RAID format. The high-speed dual drive storage system is capable of storing a large amount of HD quality video as well as pictures, music, and documents. Take advantage of two FireWire ports as well as a USB 2.0/3.0 port for added connection options.

Each individual disk drive comes equipped with 32 MB cache and 7200 RPM drive speed ensuring you can read/write your data to and from the drive with no lag. The thermo-regulated smart fan cools the drive quietly and efficiently.

Easy To Setup
G-RAID is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single disk drive. G-RAID also supports Windows systems with a simple reformat
Designed for Professionals
With a high speed RAID 0 configuration the drives are designed specifically for professional content creation applications
Multi-Stream Support
Supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
High-Speed Interfaces
2 x FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable)
1 x USB 2.0/3.0
Easy On/Off Capability
Soft-touch On/Off switch an integrated thermo-regulated smart fan for long life and reliable operation
Compact Design
Unique industrial design, compact all aluminum enclosure
Interface 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin)
1 x USB 2.0/3.0
(FireWire 400 via included cable)
Drive Capacity 8TB
Disk Drives Type - 2x SATA II
RPM - 7200
Cache - Up to 32MB per drive
(64MB on 8TB units)
Cooling System Thermo-regulated, quiet smart fan
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.25 x 5.13 x 2.88" (235 x 130 x 73 mm)
Weight 5 lb (2.27 kg)
G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System
  • Universal AC Power Supply
  • USB Cable (USB 2.0/3.0)
  • 2 x FireWire Cables (FW 800 cable and 800 to 400 cable)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    G-Technology8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Fast connection (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large projects (5)
      • Back-up (4)
      • Multimedia (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3), PC (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast, well built, slooooooow spin up

      We use these drives to ship data to customers. They are great for this purpose. With USB3 write speeds of 135MBps they can be filled up quickly and shipped out in less...Read complete review

      We use these drives to ship data to customers. They are great for this purpose. With USB3 write speeds of 135MBps they can be filled up quickly and shipped out in less time.

      I would not however purchase this drive for a use other than bulk moving of data. They take way too long to spin up and for the data to become available. Also as RAID 0 its not ideal for backups. This drive would be a video editors nightmare.

      Otherwise its a well built solid drive that is reliable. Remember though that this RAID unit can only be configured as RAID 0. NO RAID 1 here and certainly no 5 or 6 given there are only two drives.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Slow Performance, Freezing & Errors

      I would not have thought that I'd be here writing a bad review for G-Tech. Their products are usually solid. But I recently ordered 6 of these drives to use with Firewire 800...Read complete review

      I would not have thought that I'd be here writing a bad review for G-Tech. Their products are usually solid. But I recently ordered 6 of these drives to use with Firewire 800 connections. I've used 4 of the 6 and so far they all exhibit the same problems, even on different computers: slow performance, hang-ups and errors. Drives typically will not eject, demanding a forced eject. I got a LOT of "Can not copy, error -50" messages. Most recently simply copying a 700Mb file to one of these drives took 5 minutes. Needless to say, I'm not confident in my backups.

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      1.0

      Slow Performance, Freezing & Errors

      By Bob

      from Florida

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

      I would not have thought that I'd be here writing a bad review for G-Tech. Their products are usually solid. But I recently ordered 6 of these drives to use with Firewire 800 connections. I've used 4 of the 6 and so far they all exhibit the same problems, even on different computers: slow performance, hang-ups and errors. Drives typically will not eject, demanding a forced eject. I got a LOT of "Can not copy, error -50" messages. Most recently simply copying a 700Mb file to one of these drives took 5 minutes. Needless to say, I'm not confident in my backups.

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      5.0

      Great Raid

      By Irishnorm

      from Texas

      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

      This raid is perfect for video storage and comes in a smaller size than most raids. The unit was very simple to install and had easy to understand instructions.

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      5.0

      8TB G RAID Drive Review

      By EM

      from New York, N.Y.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

      I am using this drive to back up video files for aa documentary film. I am a professional producer/director. I needed a drive that is very reliable and that has connections for both a MAc and an Avid editing system. The drive meets all my expectations. It is known to be be very reliable and the specifications are exactly as promised.

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      4.0

      Good Solid Editing Drive

      By SymbioStudios

      from Washington, DC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

      Overall our G-Raids have been stable and reliable. We use them as backup for Raw media and for editing video on FCP. The only complaint - although minor - would be to move the on/off switch to the front of the drive.

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      5.0

      The only drives I use...

      By Court Leve Photo

      from Lake Tahoe, CA

      About Me Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Photography Business

        Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

        I have been using the G-Raid/G-Technology drives exclusively for nearly the past decade. I have tried a number of different brands in the past but these have outlasted the others by far. Unlike many other drives out there, these have an internal cooling fan. Currently I have 3 8TB, 3 4TB, 2 3TB and several 1 TB and a few 500gb G-Tech drives. I trust my business with these.

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

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        5.0

        G-Raid is the best

        By Harry

        from Glendale California 91204

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Large Projects
          • Multimedia

          Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

          I love using this external storage for my editing, works fast and it is very reliable. Most importantly this drive hase a good vitilation and good look.

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

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          5.0

          Fast, quality drive.

          By TheCritic

          from Hollywood, CA

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia

            Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

            Fast drive, keep in mind it's a RAID0 so 2X as likely to fail as a single drive enclosure... but also twice as fast. Quiet, works well.

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

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            4.0

            Does the job!

            By Meg

            from Brooklyn

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

              Used a couple of these for a commercial photo job recently, the photographer and clients were happy with the results. No complaints. 4 stars because there's always room for improvement!

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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fast, well built, slooooooow spin up

              By John P

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Slow Spinup

              Best Uses

              • Large Projects

              Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

              We use these drives to ship data to customers. They are great for this purpose. With USB3 write speeds of 135MBps they can be filled up quickly and shipped out in less time.

              I would not however purchase this drive for a use other than bulk moving of data. They take way too long to spin up and for the data to become available. Also as RAID 0 its not ideal for backups. This drive would be a video editors nightmare.

              Otherwise its a well built solid drive that is reliable. Remember though that this RAID unit can only be configured as RAID 0. NO RAID 1 here and certainly no 5 or 6 given there are only two drives.

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

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Well built

              By Randy

              from Kalamazoo, MI

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Large Projects
                • Multimedia

                Comments about G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System:

                Very solid and well built, not 5 because there is a several second startup lag and the disks go to sleep pretty quickly.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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