G-Technology Intros New "Studio" Line of External HDDs

Seagate's LaCie wasn't the only company releasing products with 6 TB hard drives. G-Technology introduced on Monday its new "Studio" line of external storage products, which consists of the G-RAID Studio and G-Speed Studio lines of external drives. This new family includes removable 6 TB drives, Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, hardware RAID and high-quality, sleek black enclosures.

The G-Speed Studio line is a four-bay storage solution with Thunderbolt 2 that supports user selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. This new line also features a sustained transfer rate of up to 600 MB/s in RAID 0, and four removable enterprise-class hard drives. The G-Speed solution can also be daisy-chained via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports.

"In a RAID 5 (data redundant) configuration, the G-SPEED Studio RAID can easily handle up to 30 hours of 4K footage in ProRes 4444 and can seamlessly edit three streams of compressed 4K," states the PR.

The G-RAID Studio line is a high-performance storage system with hardware RAID, and supports user selectable RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD. This model ships with only two removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives, and promises transfer rates up to 360 MB/s.

"From lightning-fast transfer speeds to modern designs, we've approached our Studio series with the needs of today's editors, photographers, filmmakers and musicians in mind," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. "The Studio series is built to handle the demands of 2K and 4K workflows, and represents the next level in our constant evolution to better support professional workflows with performance, style and reliability."

The G-Speed Studio line will be available in May for $3,599.95 for 24 TB, $2,699.95 for 16 TB and $2,199.95 for 12 TB. The G-RAID Studio will be available in May for $1,499.95 for 12 TB, $849.95 for 8 TB and $649.95 for 4 TB.

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  • Sunday Afternoon
    You might want to research who owns G-technology. I would be willing to bet that these are the HGST drives, not the Seagate ones.
  • MidnightDistort
    Wouldn't it be cheaper to get an external RAID enclosure and put whatever hard drives you want in separately?
  • mcusuma1
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