G-Technology Introduces the G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt™

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The G-DOCK ev® with Thunderbolt is a robust, hot-swappable dual-bay storage system designed with the flexibility to accommodate unique workflows. The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the hub of the system, which ships with two removable 1TB G-DRIVE ev hard drives. The G-DOCK ev uses Thunderbolt technology, which supports data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s (gigabits per second). With dual Thunderbolt ports, you’ll be able to daisy-chain other Thunderbolt peripherals with ease. Both the G-DOCK ev and the G-DRIVE ev hard drives sport G-Technology’s stylish yet durable aluminum design.

The G-DOCK ev initially ships in JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) mode, which means you can use the two G-DRIVE ev hard drives as two volumes. However, you can configure the G-DOCK ev to RAID 0 or RAID 1, depending on your preference. RAID 0 is block-level striping without mirroring and has zero redundancy. RAID 1 is mirroring without striping. RAID writes data to two identical drives. This way, if one of your G-DRIVE ev hard drives fails, all your data will still be available on the other G-DRIVE ev hard drive.

The G-DRIVE ev hard drives each have a 2.5” form factor and 1TB of storage capacity, which gives you a total of 2TB for the G-DOCK. The G-DRIVE ev hard drives are hot swappable when used with the G-DOCK ev. This means you’ll be able to swap a G-DRIVE ev hard drive with another G-DRIVE ev hard drive without having to turn off your G-DOCK ev. The G-DRIVE ev hard drives can also be used separately from the G-DOCK ev as external hard drives via the USB 3.0 port. The G-DRIVE ev hard drive can reach a transfer rate of up to 136 MB/s (megabytes per second). Please note that the G-DRIVE ev hard drives and the G-DOCK must be configured to JBOD mode for this option to be available. The G-DRIVE ev hard drive is also bus-powered so there’s no need for an external power supply. The G-DRIVE ev hard drives connect to the G-DOCK ev via a SATA connector.

The G-DOCK ev is compatible with Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.7 and higher. Of course, a Thunderbolt port is required as well. If you wish to use one of the G-DRIVE ev hard drives as an external hard drive, you will need a Mac computer running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. The G-DRIVE ev hard drive is also compatible with PC computers running Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (will require reformat when switching between Mac and Windows computers). The G-DRIVE ev hard drive requires a USB port (USB 3.0 is recommended for optimal performance) with plug-and-play compatibility.

As we mentioned earlier, two 1TB G-DRIVE ev hard drives are included with the G-DOCK ev. Other accessories that are included are an AC power adapter, two USB 3.0 cables and a Thunderbolt cable. For added security, there is a Kensington lock slot on the G-DOCK ev so you’ll be able to keep it secure with a Kensington lock (sold separately). The G-DOCK ev is covered by G-Technology’s 3-year limited warranty.

Interface G-DOCK ev: (2) Thunderbolt
G-DRIVE ev: (1) USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0)
(1) SATA port for use with G-DOCK ev
RAID Configuration G-DOCK ev: Preconfigured JBOD
Disk (2) 7200rpm
System Requirement Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Windows Vista, 7 & 8 (via reformat)
Size G-DOCK ev: 7.87 x 5.12 x 3.54" / 19.98 x 13.0 x 8.99 cm
G-DRIVE ev: 5.14 x 3.29 x 0.65" / 13.0 x 8.35 x 1.65 cm

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