G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Enterprise Drives

G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Drives and PCIe Controller

G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Drives and PCIe Controller

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G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Drives and PCIe Controller

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G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Enterprise Drives G-Technology HighPoint Rocket SATA 3Gbps 4-Port PCI Express x4 eSATA RAID Controller G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Drives and PCIe Controller

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  • Windows / Mac Compatible
  • Designed for Video Content Creators
  • eSATA at 3Gbps
  • RAID 0,1,5, 10, JBOD
  • G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller
  • Four Enterprise 2TB Hot-Swappable Drives
  • Storage Capacity of 8TB
  • Scalable up to 32TB
  • Compact Build, Aluminum Enclosure
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G-Technology's 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array with four 2TB Enterprise Drives and PCIe Controller is an economical, high-performance, high-storage solution designed for professional video content creators. The compact and whisper-quiet G-SPEED eS sports a 3Gbit eSATA interface great for transmitting the large amounts of data demanded by video files. It also features four Enterprise-quality 2TB hot-swappable Hitachi Ultrastar 7200 RPM SATA drives. The drives have the memory you need to store video and to speedily and easily access it for streaming.

Included with the enclosure is G-Technology's PCIe 4x RAID controller, an essential component for getting the most from your G-SPEED eS. With it, you will have a great variety of RAID options. The controller allows you to configure your G-SPEED eS as a RAID 0,1,5,10 or JBOD. As such, you have wide flexibility in choosing the right configuration for your work, whether you need more storage, extra reliability, simultaneous access to video files, or some ratio between the three. It supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, and uncompressed HD workflows. For example, a single G-SPEED eS used with the G-Tech controller supports up to four simultaneous streams of ProRes422 HQ or one stream of uncompressed 1080/60i. Moreover, in terms of just storage capacity, one terabyte of memory holds up to 84 hours of HDV 1080i, 17 hours of DVCPRO HD 1080/60i, 13 Hours of 8 bit SD, 10 hours of ProRes 422HQ, 10 hours of 10 bit SD, and 2.25 hours of HD 1080/60i.

With the controller, you can setup your RAID configurations and monitor your system via an easy-to-use, web-based graphic user interface. Accessed via any internet browser on your computer, this simple GUI can easily keep track of your RAID's performance and, in the event of a disk failure, have the G-SPEED eS alert you via email.

Along with this safety mechanism, the G-SPEED eS features locks for each drive, a sturdy aluminum casing, and two internal fans for preventing the hard drives from overheating. In addition, the G-SPEED, itself, will sound audible alarms in case a disc fails, the internal temperature nears 140°F, a fan stops, a fan spins too slowly to cool the system, or when the enclosure is improperly disconnected from the G-Tech PCIe RAID controller.

Beyond all these exceptional features, should you ever decide 8TB of memory isn't enough, you also have the option of scaling up with the controller. The four eSATA ports on it allow you to connect up to four G-SPEED eS enclosures at once. That is to say, if you go for the maximum amount of scalable memory using the G-Tech controller, you can connect four enclosures of 8TB apiece for a total of 32TB of memory!

All told, the 8TB G-SPEED eS with the G-Tech PCIe controller is the total package you need for an economical, high-storage, high-performance RAID hard-drive array.

  • G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Enterprise Drives

    G-Technology's 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array with four 2TB Enterprise Drives is an economical, high-performance, high-storage solution designed for professional video content creators. This compact and whisper-quiet G-SPEED eS sports a 3Gbit eSATA interface great for transmitting the large amounts of data demanded by video files. It features the maximum memory per G-Speed eS with four 2TB hot-swappable Hitachi Ultrastar 7200 RPM SATA drives. With this Enterprise-quality setup, you definitely have the memory you need to store video and to speedily and easily access it for streaming.

    Since an eSATA host adapter for connecting the unit to your computer is not included, you have two options for deciding on one. If you decide to use another company's port multiplier aware eSATA host adapter, you can configure the G-SPEED eS as only a software RAID or a JBOD. As your second option, if you use G-Technology's PCIe 4x RAID controller, you will have a much greater variety of RAID options. The controller allows you to configure your G-SPEED eS as a RAID 0,1,5,10 or JBOD. As such, you have more flexibility in choosing the right configuration for your work, whether you need more storage, extra reliability, simultaneous access to video files, or some ratio between the three. When used with this controller, it supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, and uncompressed HD workflows. For example, a single G-SPEED eS used with the G-Tech controller supports up to four simultaneous streams of ProRes422 HQ or one stream of uncompressed 1080/60i. Moreover, in terms of just storage capacity, one terabyte of memory holds up to 84 hours of HDV 1080i, 17 hours of DVCPRO HD 1080/60i, 13 Hours of 8 bit SD, 10 hours of ProRes 422HQ, 10 hours of 10 bit SD, and 2.25 hours of HD 1080/60i.

    When used with G-Technology's controller, you can setup your RAID configurations and monitor your system via an easy-to-use, web-based graphic user interface. Accessed via any internet browser on your computer, this simple GUI can easily keep track of your RAID's performance and, in the event of a disk failure, have the G-SPEED eS alert you via email.

    Along with this safety mechanism, the G-SPEED eS features locks for each drive, a sturdy aluminum casing, and two internal fans for preventing the hard drives from overheating. In addition, the G-SPEED, itself, will sound audible alarms in case a disc fails, the internal temperature nears 140°F, a fan stops, a fan spins too slowly to cool the system, or when the enclosure is improperly disconnected from the G-Tech PCIe RAID controller.

    Beyond all these exceptional features, should you ever decide 8TB of memory isn't enough, you also have the option of scaling up. If you use the G-Tech PCIe RAID controller, you can connect up to four 8TB G-SPEED eS enclosures at once. With another company's host adapter, you might be able to do the same, depending on what it allows. If you do go for the maximum amount of scalable memory, you can connect four enclosures of 8TB apiece for a total of 32TB of memory!

    All told, the 8TB G-SPEED eS is an economical, high-storage, high-performance RAID hard-drive array designed with all the right features to keep you, the professional video content creator, busily at work!

    Whisper-quiet aluminum enclosure features four hot-swappable drives
    Supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, and uncompressed HD workflows with the G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller (not included)
    Supports RAID 0,1,5,10, and JBOD with G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller (not included) or software RAID and JBOD with another company's port multiplier aware eSATA host adapter
    Offers 8TB of storage capacity
    With the G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller, you can connect up to four 8TB enclosures at once for 32TB of total storage capacity
    Web-based configuration and management that's easy to use and setup with the G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller
    Auto-rebuild and email notifications when using the enclosure with the G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller
    Two "smart" cooling fans ensure reliable operation and data integrity
    Unique industrial design and compact all aluminum enclosure
    UPC: 705487186376
  • G-Technology HighPoint Rocket SATA 3Gbps 4-Port PCI Express x4 eSATA RAID Controller

    The HighPoint Rocket SATA 3Gbps 4-Port PCI Express x4 eSATA RAID Controller from G-Technology is a PCI Express eSATA controller with hardware RAID capabilities. The card adds 4 eSATA ports to your computer, each capable of bus transfer speeds of 3Gb/s. It is port-multiplier aware and fully compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. The card is identical to the host card that ships with the G-SPEED eS.

    eSATA storage supports bus transfer rates of up to 300MB/sec
    Connect up to 4 eSATA devices using this card
    Hardware RAID controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD
    Support for devices that require port multiplication
    High-quality RocketRAID 2314 hardware manufactured by HighPoint
    UPC: 000121001016
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  • 1Description
  • G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS 4-BAY RAID Array w/ 4x 2TB Enterprise Drives
    Capacity 8TB / 4x   2TB
    Array Type Hot-Swappable
    Drive Speed 7200rpm
    Cache Up to 32MB per drive
    Bays 4x
    Drive Types Supported 4x     SATA II
    Channels 1
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Video Stream Playback One G-Speed eS used w/ the G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller:

    Multi-stream DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes 422 & uncompressed SD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode and single-stream 8-bit, 1080/60i HD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode
    Array Configuration RAID
    RAID Type: RAID
    Levels Supported: 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
    Desktop/Rackmount Desktop
    Status Indicator Via the web Graphical User Interface
    Via audible alarm when disk drive failure occurs
    Via red warning LED on front panel and audible alarm when system isn't cooling enough
    Via audible alarm when G-Speed eS is removed from RAID controller without first being "unplugged" in the Array Maintenance menu in the web GUI
    Input and Output Connectors 1x     3Gbit, eSATA
    Fan 2x     "smart" cooling fans
    Security 4x    Disk Module Locks
    Agency Certifications Not Specified by Manufacturer
    System Compatibility For MAC:
    Apple Mac Pro (Intel Mac) workstation
    Mac OS X 10.4.x or higher
    G-Tech PCIe RAID Controller or third party port multiplier aware eSATA host adapter

    For PC:
    PCIe equipped workstation
    Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
    G-Tech PCIe RAID Controller or third party port multiplier aware eSATA host adapter

    FOR RAID controller: Mac Pro (Intel processor) or PC with available PCIe x4 slot:
    Windows Vista/XP/2000Windows 2000, XP, Vista and greater than 2TB support in Windows 32bit environments
    Mac OS X 10.3 +
    Compatibility Drivers included w/ installation software
    Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
    Environmental Requirements 50-95°F / 10-35°C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.25 x 4.9 x 6.5" / 210 x 124 x 166 mm
    Weight 12.5 lb / 5.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.1 x 9.7 x 9.1"
  • G-Technology HighPoint Rocket SATA 3Gbps 4-Port PCI Express x4 eSATA RAID Controller
    Interface Protocol eSATA
    Host Connection Type PCI Express x4
    Data Transfer Rate 300MB/s
    Channels 4x
    Device Support eSATA
    Hot Swap Support Yes
    Connectors 4x eSATA
    RAID
    Supported RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
    Included Not Applicable
    System Requirements
    Mac Mac OS X
    Windows Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Hardware PCI Express x4 slot
    Power Bus-powered
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 7.6 x 2.6"

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