G-Technology announced an external Thunderbolt drive the company claims is capable of reaching sustained throughput of 280 MB/s.
The device ships with a two 4 TB, 7200 RPM Deskstar hard drives for a total capacity of 8 TB in RAID 0 configuration. The manufacturer says that the bandwidth is enough to enable the drive to "transfer a full-length, high-definition, internet-ready H.264 movie in less than a minute."
G-Technology said that the drive supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows and can be daisy-chained with up to five additional Thunderbolt drives via its dual-port interface. The device is sold via Apple Stores and is priced at $1000. A 6 TB version is available for $850 and a 4 TB model sells for $700.