Glyph Technologies 8TB GT062E RAID Dual Hard Drive Array

Glyph Technologies 8TB GT062E RAID Dual Hard Drive Array

Glyph Technologies 8TB GT062E RAID Dual Hard Drive Array

B&H # GLGT062E8 MFR # GT062E1FN-8000
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Product Highlights

  • 8TB (2 x 4TB) Capacity
  • 7200 rpm 64MB Cache Drives
  • eSATA, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 Ports
  • RAID 0,1, Spanning Modes
  • Oxford 936 Chipset
  • Fan Based Cooling
  • Internal Switching Power Supply
  • Glyph Manager Health Monitoring
  • Rack Mount Option
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  • 1Description

The Glyph 8TB GT062E RAID Dual Hard Drive Array comes with two internal SATA HDDs and incorporates a high speed eSATA interface that supports sustained transfer rates of 200MB/s. FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 ports are also provided for versatile connection options to a host computer. The two drives are configured, by default, into a RAID 0 system which writes data to the two drives at once. With its significant improvement in read and write drive performance, RAID 0, also known as striping, is the preferred RAID method in audio and video production.

For fail safe operation, you have the option of changing RAID 0 into a RAID 1 configuration, which offers redundancy by using the second drive to mirror all the information of the first drive. In RAID 1 mode, should one drive fail, all of its information can be retrieved from the other functioning drive. Also supported is a Spanning mode, in which the drives show up as one large volume. And while Spanning mode doesn't offer any benefits in the way of speed or redundancy, it does you give the full capacity of both drives.

The GT062E incorporates a fan-based cooling system and also uses its aluminum protective casing to dissipate heat away from internal drive components. Since a proper power supply is essential for reliable operation, this drive comes installed with a quality built, internal power supply. With built-in auto switching, this power supply can be readily used in the USA and abroad (with appropriate plug adapter). Included with the drive is the Glyph Manager program which continuously monitors the health of the drive and will alert you to any problems involving drive error, rebuild failures, or a malfunction in the cooling system. Alerts show up in the form of an icon in the Mac OS X dock or as an error balloon on a Windows System Tray. By staying informed of any potential problem, you have a chance of remedying the situation before it leads to a critical system failure and permanent loss of data.

Configurable in Three Drive Modes
• RAID 1 offers data redundancy and real-time backup by writing the same data to the two hard drives at the same time. Should a drive failure happen, data is still available on the remaining drive.

• RAID 0 (striping) increases the performance of the drive system by spreading the data across two drives. RAID 0 is a proven technology for editing video, working with huge graphics files, sound libraries, and streaming instruments that play hundreds of samples simultaneously. RAID 0 is the default shipping drive mode.

• Spanning mode simply shows the two internal drives as one large volume.
Air and Heat Flow
The GT 062E uses a quiet internal fan for maximum airflow and proper cooling. The case is designed with front-panel ventilation holes to draw cool air in, while exhausting warm air out the back - critical to the performance and reliability of the components.
Power Supply
Power supplies are easily misplaced, or accidentally unplugged from the drive, and take up valuable outlet space. The GT 062E uses an industry-standard power cord and pro-quality internal power supply and they are all fully auto-switching for international use.
Optional Rack-Mount Kits
The Single Rack Kit transforms your GT 062E into a 1U rack-mount hard drive. The Double Rack Kit mounts any two GT Series tabletops in a 1U rack space (sold separately).
Built In Monitoring
If a drive in your GT 062E experiences an issue, Glyph Manager software will warn you before it becomes a real problem. Along with setting the RAID mode, Glyph Manager constantly monitors Glyph drives using S.M.A.R.T. (industry-standard drive diagnostics), and reports the health to you. If a problem is detected, the front LED will blink red, and Glyph Manager software will alert you, allowing you to backup your data before any is lost.
In the Box
Glyph Technologies 8TB GT062E RAID Dual Hard Drive Array
  • Glyph Manager Software Installer CD
  • 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • 2 Year Free Basic Data Recovery Policy
  • 1 Year Advance Replacement (U.S. Continental 48 States only)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Capacity 8TB
    Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
    Interface 1x eSATA port
    2x FireWire IEEE 1394b 9-pin ports
    1x USB 2.0 port
    Chipset Bridging chipset: Oxford 936
    RAID Software selectable drive modes: RAID 0, RAID 1, Spanning
    Average Seek Time 8ms
    Maximum Transfer Rate Maximum transfer rate (eSATA port): 3 Gbps / 300MBps
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate Sustained transfer rate (RAID 0, eSATA): 220MB/sec
    Cache 128MB (64MB per drive)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.7 x 8.6 x 9.5" (4.3 x 21.8 x 24.1cm)
    Weight 5.9 lbs (2.7kg)
    Power Supply Internal Universal 100-240v 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption 54 Watts during spin up, 27 watts during idle (1TB unit)
    73 Watts during spin up, 27 watts during idle (3TB unit)
    Compatible Operating Systems Apple OS 8.6, 9.X, 10.X
    Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Modern Unix-based, Linux, or BSD
    Glyph Manager 4 supports Vista with Service Pack 1

    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 total capacity of the RAID is 2TB or higher, you must format the array 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 GT 062E capacity and RAID mode that yields a volume 2TB or smaller.
    Compatibility Final Cut Pro
    Avid Media Composer
    Adobe Premiere
    Digidesign Pro Tools
    Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase
    Apple Logic
    MOTU Digital Performer
    Cakewalk Sonar
    Sony Vegas

    Pro Tools does not support record or playback on volumes 2TB or larger. If using Pro Tools, choose a GT 062E capacity and RAID mode that yields a volume 2TB or smaller.
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 11.0 x 4.0"

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