By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Hitachi introduces new G-Technology Drives amd Thunderbolt Support at NAB
NAB was quite successful this year with many nice announcements including Hitachi’s latest line-up of high-end storage devices under the G-Technology Name. This all aluminum drives comes with several disc capacity and configurations with single drive and raid towers capable to give you up to 36TB and 38TB of space with the G Speed FC XL or the shock-resistant G-Drive Duo portable with its 500GB of internal storage and with both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connectivity.
Alongside several new storage solutions Hitachi also introduced its adoption to Thunderbolt technology offering 12times the speed of USB 3.0 on some of their latest products.
• New Tough and Rugged G-DRIVE duro Portable Drive
Rugged good looks and G-Technology’s known quality go hand-in-hand with the new G-DRIVE duro portable drive. This sleek external drive, designed for your Apple® Macbook™, Macbook Pro™ or Macbook Air™, has a shock-resistant exterior that helps protect it in case it tumbles out of your gear bag while you’re shooting your next production. Pre-formatted for Macs, the G-DRIVE duro portable drive is FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 equipped, bus-powered and Time Machine™ ready. Offered in 500GB and 750GB capacities, the G-DRIVE duro portable drive will be available in June with an MSRP of $149.99 for 500GB and $179.99 for 750GB.
• High Capacity, High Performance, 3TB, 7,200 RPM Hitachi Hard Drives
If you’re looking for rock-solid, reliable and fast storage that can meet the rigors of your crazy production schedule, G-Technology is now serving up eight, new premium solutions that feature Hitachi 3TB, 7,200 RPM hard drives. The drives include the 3TB G-DRIVE ($449.99 MSRP), the 3TB RAID 1 G-SAFE™ ($699.99 MSRP), and the 6TB RAID 0 G-RAID™ ($749.99 MSRP), which all feature Hitachi’s reliable and award-winning Deskstar™ hard drives. G-Technology’s four-bay RAID solutions include the 12TB G-SPEED™ Q ($2,299.99 MSRP), the G-SPEED eS ($2,499.99 MSRP) and the G-SPEED eS Pro ($3,299.99 MSRP). G-Technology’s current line of professional 2U 12-bay and 3U 16-bay rack mount solutions – the G-SPEED eS Pro XL and G-SPEED FC XL – will be available in Q2 with 3TB drives, enabling up to 36TB or 48TB capacities. All G-Technology G-SPEED RAID solutions feature Hitachi Ultrastar™ enterprise-class hard drives for added durability and reliability at no extra cost.
• Thunderbolt™ Technology – Faster, Simpler, More Flexible Device Interconnect
Committed to delivering reliable, high-performance storage solutions to the A/V market, G-Technology is showing its support for Thunderbolt at NAB. Developed by Intel and brought to market with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt is more than just another high-speed cable. Thunderbolt technology will set a new standard for media creators with dual channel, 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) performance and simultaneous support for PCIe and DisplayPort protocols over a single cable. At 10Gbps, Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800 – just imagine the outstanding results when saving or cutting through HD video. With official products launching later this year, come by G-Tech’s booth (#SL8805) to learn more about how Thunderbolt and G-Technology’s high performance RAID solutions can deliver new levels of performance, flexibility and scalability for your digital workflow.