Hitachi G-Technology First 4TB Hard Drives
G-RAID with Thunderbolt - More than Just High-Speed RAID
All G-RAID drives come pre-configured in a RAID-0 for maximum throughput and are specifically designed for video editing with excellent cooling and air flow. Its sleek, all-aluminum enclosure acts as a heat sink, keeping the drives nice and cool, while a super-quiet smart fan makes it a perfect fit in any audio or video post production environment. For easy set up, the G-RAID solution is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single, big and fast disk drive. The G-RAID solution also supports Windows® systems with a simple reformat.¹
Hitachi GST’s 4TB Hard Drives
Leveraging the high-quality and time-to-market strength of Hitachi GST, G-Technology by Hitachi will be incorporating Hitachi’s 4TB 7,200 RPM drives into its G-RAID and G-DRIVE solutions.
With ever increasing capacity needs with the use of high-quality HD video formats, G-Technology’s 4TB-based solutions enable greater return on investment. By using the highest capacity drives, G-Technology customers save by lowering the cost per GB of storage as compared to having the same total capacity using multiple lower capacity external drives. In addition, customers benefit from needing fewer external drives, which take up space and power, and create cable clutter.
Just how much storage do you need? Since there are substantial differences in storage requirements for the different types of high quality HD video files, G-Technology provides this guide to show how much storage space² you may need:
- 84 hours of HDV 1080i
- 17 hours of DVCPRO HD 1080/60i
- 30 hours of 2K RED
- 10 hours of ProRes 422 HQ
- 10 hours of 10 bit SD
- 2.5 hours of HD 1080/60
“We understand the process of creation, and today, digital video editing is no longer facility-driven – It’s driven by the places and lifestyles of the people doing the work,” said Steve Pereira, vice president, Hitachi GST, Europe Middle East and Africa. “Our G-RAID Thunderbolt demo connected to a MacBook Pro shows how our customers can get lightning speed and huge capacity in a single RAID 0 storage solution to easily edit anywhere. Built like a tank, our G-RAID solution has been the cornerstone of our business, and we look forward to bringing our Thunderbolt-based family and 4TB-based solutions to the market. With G-Technology’s high quality, high performance commitment, our customers can continue to focus on their work and not on their equipment.”
G-Technology will begin shipping its 4TB-based G-RAID and single-drive G-DRIVE solutions with eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 2.0 ports in October. First in a family of solutions, the company’s Thunderbolt 4TB-based G-RAID and G-DRIVE solutions will ship in Q4.
¹ The G-RAID 4TB, 6TB and 8TB models are not supported by Windows XP or older 32-bit operating systems, which limit maximum volume size to 2.2TB. G-RAID 4TB, 6TB and 8TB models are compatible with Mac OS X, Windows Vista or other 64-bit operating systems.
² One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting. G-Technology drives serve as an element of an overall storage and backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices.
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