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

BH #GTGRT8TB • MFR #0G02272
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G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External Hard Drive Array with Thunderbolt
Key Features
  • 8TB, 7200RPM
  • Dual Thunderbolt Ports
  • RAID 0
  • Data Transfer Rate of up to 327 MB/s
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.
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G-Technology 0G02272 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Dual Thunderbolt Ports
  • 3RAID 0
  • 4Mac Ready

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 7200 rpm 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

G-Technology 0G02272 Specs

Interface2 x Thunderbolt
Disk DrivesType: 2 x SATA III
RPM: 7200
Cache: Up to 64 MB per drive
RAID ControllerHardware RAID 0
Cooling SystemThermo-regulated, quiet smart fan
Power Requirements100-240V VAC
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.7 or higher
Dimensions9.25 x 5.125 x 3.374" / 23.5 x 13.02 x 8.57 cm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.3 x 8.5 x 5.3"
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what version of thunderbolt cable comes with? Thunderbolt cable 1 or 2 ?
Asked by: HYOUNG L.
Unless they have changed the design, this is a thunderbolt 1 device which comes with a thunderbolt 1 cable. The fact that is thunderbolt 1 vs. 2 is a non-issue because you're limited (even with a fast raid set up) by the speed of the internal non-SSD hard drives, which though 7200, perform at a speed much less than possible through thunderbolt 1 technology. That being said, I own five of these drives and like them very much.
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I would like to daisy chain this device with a G-RAID 4TB drive. If I plan to configure in RAID 0, what will the setup look like? Will it be one big speed drive or two separate RAID 0 drives?
Asked by: Kent R.
Daisy chaining allows you to connect multiple drives through a single port on your system, but it does not combine the drives. They will each show up as individual devices still.
Answered by: Mike M. G-Technology Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can you daisy chain two of these drives and configure in a RAID 5?
Asked by: Caitlin T.
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Where's the fan sound? Ive been using this unit for 3 days and feels a little hot, but the fan doesnt start. Also I connected my 2nd display to the TB port of this unit and doesn't work... Am I missing something?
Asked by: Luis H.
Just turned on my 8TB G-RAID TB. There is a startup sound, then it has only a very faint sound, which I assume is the fan but I'm not really sure. I searched the G-Tech support pages but couldn't find anything specific to the G-RAID fan. There was something about another model, G-Safe, having a fan that only comes on when the drive overheats. But I don't know if that applies to the G-RAID too. I have a vague memory that my drive case sometimes feels a little warm and maybe reading somewhere that that's OK. But if yours feels really hot, you might want to just return it and ask to exchange it for another one. Also, do you have at least 4 inches of free space around all sides of the drive? I think that's supposed to be especially important in the rear, in terms of good ventilation.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does G-RAID 8TB means the actual capacity is 4TB?
Asked by: Takako H.
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Answered by: Vladimir K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the limitation in the hardware that prohibits RAID 1 configurations in Disk Utility on the Mac?
Asked by: Donald G.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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