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Top 10 G-Technology Storage Solutions – 2017

Videoguys recommends G-Technology external drives above all others! G-Technology uses only the highest quality 7200RPM drives from HGST. In fact all of our G-Technology RAID solutions use HGST Enterprise class drives. These drives are engineered for the most rigorous 24/7 environments. Numerous independent tests have determined that HGST Enterprise drives are the most reliable in the industry. G-Technology matches this incredible reliability and performance with sleek, sexy styling to deliver the best external drive solutions in the industry for video, photo and audio content. Whatever your workflows are, G-Technology & Videoguys have a solution that will meet your needs and budget.

This guide is more of an introduction to the different G-Technology storage solutions and our recommendations of when they are best to use. None of these are any better than the other – it’s a matter of getting the system the best meets your needs and budget.


1. G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3

g-raid thunderbolt 3

High-performance, Dual-Drive Storage availabe in 8TB, 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities: The G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 is a high-performance, dual Enterprise-class 7200RPM hard drive storage system featuring Thunderbolt 3, USB–C™ (supports USB 3.1 Gen 2) and HDMI® connectivity for ultimate flexibility.

With removable drives, this ultra-fast, high-capacity storage solution is designed for the most demanding applications while easily supporting multi-stream HD, 2K, 4K and HDR video workflows.

Your choice of Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 - Same great price!

2. G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

g-raid thunderbolt

Removable Dual Drive Storage SystemG-RAID with Thunderbolt is a high-performance, removable dual 7200RPM Enterprise-class hard drive storage system featuring both Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 connectivity. For ultimate flexibility, choose between hardware RAID 0, 1 or JBOD to quickly access, browse, edit and backup your digital library.

With transfer rates up to 440MB/s, this ultra-fast storage solution is designed for the most demanding creative projects, easily supporting multi-stream HD, 2K and compressed 4K video workflows.

Your choice of Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 - Same great price!

3. G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3

g-speed shuttle xl raid storage

From Studio to Location, and Back - Demanding video workflows demand G-SPEED Shuttle XL, the transportable, enterprise-class hardware RAID, 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 storage solution. Offering content creators - on location or in the studio - colossal capacity, high-definition performance, and maximum reliability. It's the ultimate storage system that's always ready for action.

Creatively designed to support multi-stream workflows and beyond, the G-Speed Shuttle XL and Shuttle XL with ev Series Bay Adapters can be configured in RAID 1,5,6, and 10, features transfer rates up to 1350MB/s, enterprise class hard drives, and the trusted 3-year warranty,

It is the ultimate storage solution for demanding video workflows on location and in the studio.

4. G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3

g-drive thunderbolt 3 desktop storage

Ultra-fast, high-performance storage solution - G-DRIVE™ with Thunderbolt™ 3 – An ultra-fast,-high performance storage solution featuring Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 interfaces in an all-aluminum enclosure. The G-DRIVE desktop storage is perfect for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing or digital photography. With a high capacity, Enterprise-class 7200RPM hard drive, the G-DRIVE device is plug and play on Mac, and easily reformatted for Windows®.

5. G-DRIVE with USB 3.0

G-DRIVE USB delivers high performance storage in a compact, yet stylish package. Encased in an all-aluminum enclosure and featuring a remarkably fast USB 3.0 interface that meets the needs of the creative professional, this 7200RPM drive is perfect for storage-intensive multimedia files. G-DRIVE USB is Mac OS®-compatible, TimeMachine®-ready and available in several capacities up to 10TB.

6. G-DRIVE Mobile SSD R-Series

g-drive mobile SSD r-series

Think Big. Travel Light. Featuring IP67 water-and dust-resistance, 3-meter drop protection, and a 1000lb crushproof rating, the G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series provides rugged storage you can trust. Transfer speeds up to 560MB/s let you quickly save, edit and archive large source files, while a versatile USB-C™ port with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface keeps this device ready for laptops both old and new. With the G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series, you get exceptionally durable storage to handle your big picture.


g-drive ev series raw atc

The G-DRIVE® ev RaW is designed to go with you everywhere. Fitting easily into your backpack, briefcase or purse, it’s lightweight and when coupled with the bumper, can withstand a 1.5m1 drop. As part of the evolution series, it can be, used as a standalone device, inside the ev ATC (All Terrain Case) or with the G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt for ultra-fast transfers and editing.

Made from a durable, lightweight compound making the G-DRIVE ev RaW shock-resistant and 35% lighter than the G-DRIVE® ev. G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper is ideal for anyone requiring on-the-go access to their personal and/or professional files, photos,videos, music and more.

8. ev Series Reader for RED MINI-MAG

ev series reader RED mini-mag

Designed to optimize and simplify your RED camera workflow, the ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG® Edition leverages high-performance connectivity for fast transfers and back-up. Transfer content quickly from RED MINI-MAG media onto any ev Series-compatible or other G-Technology drive. And, when shooting on-the-go, slip it into the watertight protective ev All-Terrain Case.

9. ev Series Reader CFAST 2.0 Edition

ev series reader cfast edition

Designed to optimize and simplify your 4K video workflow, the ev Series Reader CFast 2.0 Edition leverages high performance connectivity for fast footage transfers and back-up. Transfer content quickly from your CFast 2.0 media onto any ev Series-compatible drive like the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters.

10. Master Caddy for Atomos

atomos master caddy

An exciting partnership with G-Technology expands the affordability and workflow speed of Atomos' patented Master Caddy system by directly integrating it into the G-Technology range of ev Series solutions. The Atomos Master Caddy HD and 4K SSD drives insert directly into any Atomos-compatible recorder. The caddy then slides into the ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition, which slips into any G-DOCK® ev or ev Series Bay Adapter. The Atomos Master Caddy by G-Technology makes quick, cable-free work of transferring footage into main project storage, creating backups, and quickly turning around formatted media.

11. G-RACK Network Attached Storage Solution

g-rack NAS shared storage

When it comes to the complete network attached storage solution that uses state-of-the-art hardware and software to provide a turnkey, fully-operational storage solution that’s ready to use on your network, check out the G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS from G-Technology.

G-RACK™ 12 Network-Attached Storage (NAS) delivers the ultimate in high-performance, centralized storage for small-to-medium size post-production houses, TV/broadcast studios, ad agencies and in-house creative departments that use Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Apple® Final Cut Pro® X or Avid Media Composer®, and other creative applications.

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By Jim, November 14, 2017