High-Speed, External RAID for Video Editing Applications
G-SPEED eS external RAID solutions provide professional content creators with outstanding performance, high storage capacity and fail-safe operation at an unprecedented low cost per gigabyte. The compact and whisper quiet G-SPEED eS sports a 3Gbit eSATA interface and features four hot-swappable Ultrastar 7200RPM SATA Enterprise-class hard drives. When used with the G-Technology PCIe 4x RAID controller, a single G-SPEED eS supports up to four simultaneous streams of ProRes422 HQ or one stream of uncompressed 1080/60i. As many as four G-SPEED eS enclosures can be attached to a single workstation providing up to 64TB of high-performance RAID protected storage.
When used with the G-Technology PCIe x4 RAID controller (sold separately), G-SPEED eS can easily be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or as JBOD. This flexibility enables the system to be tuned to the required level of performance and fault-tolerance necessary to support your application. G-SPEED eS can also be set up as a software RAID or JBOD when used with third party port multiplier aware eSATA host adapters.
Easy to Setup
The G-Techology PCIe x4 RAID controller has a built-in Web GUI that is accessed via any local internet browser. This simple GUI is used to configure and monitor the RAID system. Many aspects of the system are monitored and in the event of a problem, G-SPEED eS can send an email message to you alerting you of trouble.
The G-SPEED eS 4TB and 16TB models are not supported by Windows XP or older 32-bit operating systems which limit maximum volume size to 2.2TB. G-SPEED eS 4TB and 16TB is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows Vista or other 64-bit operating systems.
*G-SPEED eS is NOT compatible with G-SPEED eS PRO.
- Supports multi-stream SD, HDV, DVCPRO HD,Apple® ProRes 422, and uncompressed HDvideo workflows
- High-speed, port mulitplied 3Gbit eSATA interface with single cable connection
- Optional RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD
- Hot-swappable 7200RPM SATA III disk drives, each with up to 64MB cache
- Whisper-quiet, all-aluminum enclosure
- Scalable to 64TB* in storage capacity
- Web-based configuration and management
- 3-Year limited warranty
Easy to Setup
G-SPEED eS has a built-in Web GUI that is accessed via any local internet browser. This simple GUI is used to configure and monitor the RAID system. Many aspects of the system are monitored, including power supply voltage, fan RPM and the temperature of the RAID controller & hard drives. In the event of a problem, G-SPEED eS can send an email message to up to four recipients.
When used with the G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller, a single 4-drive G-SPEED eS unit supports multi-stream DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes 422 & uncompressed SD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode and single-stream 8-bit, 1080/60i HD playback in RAID 0 mode.
Two G-SPEED eS units and the G-Tech PCIe x4 RAID controller support all of the above plus 10-bit, 1080i/60 HD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode.
As many as four G-SPEED eS enclosures can be attached to the G-Tech RAID controller to support up to 32TB storage with speeds in excess of 600MB/sec!
- G-SPEED eS Storage Unit
- (4) Removable Disk Modules
- AC Cables
- 1 Meter eSATA Cable
- OPTIONAL4-Port eSATA PCIeAdapter with RAID Engine
- CD Manual & Product Drivers
- 1x 3Gbit, eSATA
- 4-port, PCIe x4, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or JBOD (configured via web GUI)
- 8.25" x 4.9" x 6.5" / 210 x 124 x 166 mm
- 12.5 lbs / 5.7 kg
Reliable. High-Performing. Ready for Business.
Proven in 24x7, high-transaction computing environments, Hitachi eterprise-class hard disk drives meet complex mission-critical storage and access needs with performance and reliability you can trust and capacities reaching 2TB.
The Hitachi drives deliver large storage capacities in a standard 3.5-inch form factor, filling a vital need for high-density storage in the enterprise. The new, third generation design, continues to set the standard in enterprise-class reliability and performance for enterprise and nearline applications requiring high-capacity storage. With a unique 5-platter design, Hitachi has relaxed the bit densities to achieve higher reliability. These drives are built using the industry's most reliable perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) recording heads and media.
Performance targeted for the enterprise
In multi-drive environments, rotational vibration, which results from the vibration of neighboring drives in a system, can degrade hard drive performance. To aid in maintaining high performance, the Hitachi drives in G-Tech storage solutions incorporates enhanced Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology providing up to 50% improvement over the previous generation against performance degradation, leading the industry.
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