London, 30th May 2012 - As of today, stock of the recently launched G-Technology G‐RAID Thunderbolt drive is available in UK stores. The G-RAID Thunderbolt is available in capacities of 8, 6 and 4TB.
Aimed at the professional AV creative market, the G‐RAID with Thunderbolt drive delivers blazing speeds, as well as massive capacity, transforming Thunderbolt‐enabled laptops and desktops into full‐fledged video editing workstations. With this speed, it can transfer a full‐length, high‐definition, internet‐ready H.264 movie in less than a minute.
By incorporating 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) Thunderbolt technology by Intel® and two 4TB, 7200 RPM DeskstarTM hard drives, the G-RAID with Thunderbolt sets a new capacity and performance standard for RAID storage. It features two Thunderbolt ports, enabling the connection of up to six Thunderbolt peripherals such as additional G‐RAID drives, high‐resolution displays and professional video capture devices. It also delivers up to 280MB/sec sustained throughput to handle multi‐stream compressed HD workflows, including REDCODE, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422.
Building on G‐Technology's AV storage experience, and the capabilities of Intel's Thunderbolt technology, highlights of the new G‐RAID with Thunderbolt family include:
- Ultra high performance with up to 280MB/sec sustained throughput
- Two‐drive, RAID 0 designed specifically for professional content creation applications
- Supports multi‐stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt‐compatible peripherals
- Time Machine® ready, plug‐and‐play setup on Mac OS
- 8TB, 6TB and 4TB capacities
- Two, high‐speed 7,200 RPM Deskstar hard drives
- Solid all‐aluminum case for ultimate durability
- Kensington® Lock slot for security
- Smart‐cooling fan technology for cool, quiet operation
- Three‐year limited factory warranty
G‐Technology's new G‐RAID with Thunderbolt drive family is now available nationwide in Apple and Jigsaw stores. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 8TB drive is £769.99, 6TB is £654.99 and 4TB is £539.99.
Further details and customer testimonials can be found here.
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