G-RAID, G-DRIVE and G-SPEED drives enhanced to keep up with increasing needs of photographers
July 20, 2016
The move to increase capacity of G-Technology’s range of storage solutions has been made in order to keep up with the growing needs of creative professionals and consumers capturing vast amounts of high-resolution content, including video and digital photography.
Recent years have seen the need for storage increase rapidly for consumers and content creators, as 30 minutes of 4K footage on an iPhone can take up 11GB of space, and 4K resolution of video at 60fps can create 400MB per second of raw footage. The capacity needed to back-up footage, and for post-production and transferring content to clients, has led to a massive need for greater storage capacities.
Mike Williams, vice-president of G-Technology, said: ‘By 2020, industry experts predict that the media and entertainment industry’s storage requirements will grow by nearly five times, and the average consumer will need an enormous 5.2TB of storage. G-Technology is dedicated to providing reliable, fast, stylish and easy-to-use storage solutions that fit the current and future needs of professionals and consumers alike.’
Shane Hurlbut, member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), said: ‘As a director of photography and cinematographer, who uses G-Technology products on shoots of all sizes, I’ve experienced first-hand the need for larger storage capacities as high-resolution content has become an industry standard. I’m excited G-Technology is updating the products I’ve used and have trusted over the years to address this increasing need for higher capacity storage for both professionals and consumers.’
G-Technology currently offers the following solutions to consumers:
G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt
Price: up to £535 + VAT for 10TB
This is a high-performance storage solution that features ultra-fast Thunderbolt now with up to 245MB per second transfer rates and the option to utilise USB 3.0 connectivity, so it’s perfect for data-intensive tasks such as audio/video editing or digital photography. A USB 3.0-only version is also available for up to £459 +VAT for 10TB.
G-RAID with Thunderbolt
Price: up to £1,145 + VAT for 20TB
This is a high-performance, removable dual-hard drive RAID 0, 1 or JBOD storage system featuring both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 connectivity to quickly access, browse, edit and back up digital libraries. It now provides transfer rates up to 480MB/s in RAID 0, so it is suitable for the most demanding creative projects, including multistream HD, 2K and compressed 4K video workflows.
G-SPEED Studio and G-SPEED Shuttle:
G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt
Price: up to £7,600 + VAT for 80TB
Able to handle demanding 4K and beyond video workflows both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt offers a hardware RAID, 8-Bay transportable Thunderbolt 2 solution with colossal capacity up to 80TB. Designed for the creative professional always on the go, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL has an integrated handle to easily move and fit inside a standard protective case that sits neatly into an overhead airline compartment.
G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt with ev Series Bay Adapters
Price: up to £5,725 + VAT for 60TB
Similar to the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt, the integrated ev Series bay adapters improve workflow options and productivity by enabling cross-functionality with all ev Series drives. It also comes with up to six 10TB enterprise-class hard drives backed by the trusted G-Technology three-year limited warranty.
G-SPEED Studio XL with Thunderbolt
Price: up to £6,875 + VAT for 80TB
For professional content creators who need colossal capacity coupled with high performance, the G-SPEED Studio XL provides a hardware RAID 8-Bay enterprise-class storage solution that can support multi-stream, compressed 4K workflows with large volumes of data at transfer rates of up to 1350MB/s.
G-SPEED Studio XL with two ev Series Bay Adapters
Price: up to £4,999 + VAT for 60TB
The addition of integrated ev Series bay adapters leverages the flexibility of the ev Series by offering compatibility with all ev Series drives. Six of the eight bays are enterprise-class hard drives up to 10TB, providing storage for critical video and photography-based workflows.