G-Technology Enhances Product Line For Creative Pros
Posted Apr 18, 2008

G-Technology, a Fabrik company and manufacturer of premium storage solutions for the video, media and entertainment market, today announced that it has added the new G-RAID Pro drive to its award-winning product line; increased the performance and quiet operation of its G-RAID drive; and added RAID 1 protection and eSATA connectivity to its G-RAID mini portable drive.

Each member of the G-RAID family integrates the latest storage technologies, and features universal connectivity to Mac and PC laptops and workstations. They provide content creation professionals with reliable, scalable and high-performance solutions to capture, protect, edit and stream media content in an all-digital workflow.
G-RAID Pro - Affordable RAID-Protected Storage for Digital Video Editing Workflows
Media professionals who seek a fast, fail-safe and affordable way to meet the exploding demand for high-definition video can now tap into the power of the new G-Tech G-RAID Pro drive. Featuring a triple interface (FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0) and storage capacities up to 4TB, the G-RAID Pro drive easily handles the bandwidth and storage-intensive requirements of today’s compressed HD formats while providing peace of mind with RAID data protection. The G-RAID Pro drive’s on-board, hardware RAID controller supports both RAID 0 and fail-safe RAID 5 operation with auto-rebuild functionality, and utilizes four hot-swappable 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s disk drive modules. Available in June, the G-RAID Pro drive will be available in 1, 2, 3, and 4 TB configurations with prices starting at $999 (U.S. MSRP).

G-RAID 3 - Fast Storage for Professional Content Creation Applications
In its third generation, the G-Tech G-RAID 3 drive now features a quad interface (high-speed 3Gb/s eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0) with performance up to 120 MB/second and storage capacities up to 2TB. It uses the latest-generation Oxford 936 chipset in a RAID 0 configuration, which supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of video in Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Media Composer/Xpress Pro. A new soft on/off power switch and quieter "smart" fan roundout the new upgraded feature set. Shipping in May, the new G-RAID 3 drive comes in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities with prices starting at $499 (U.S. MSRP).

G-RAID mini 2 - RAID-Protected Portable Storage Solutions
The all-new G-Tech G-RAID mini 2 drive now features both RAID 0 and fail-safe RAID 1 operation, and a high-speed quad interface. It is the ideal portable storage system for safe guarding content downloaded in the field from solid-state based cameras, including the RED ONE and Panasonic P2. Production houses and creative studios will appreciate its small compact size and tough, all-aluminum enclosure, which make it perfect for capturing and editing on the go or while working on location. The G-RAID mini 2 drive is capable of delivering an unprecedented 100+ MB/second transfer rate when used with eSATA in RAID 0. Eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply, the G-RAID mini 2 drive is FireWire or eSATA bus-powered. Capacities include 500GB, 640GB and 1TB. The G-RAID mini 2 drive will ship in June with prices starting at $599 (U.S. MSRP).

"From individual creators and videographers to high-end production studios, people have been creating award-winning work using G-Tech drives," said Roger Mabon, vice president of sales and marketing for Fabrik’s G-Technology Product Group. "We take pride in offering the fastest storage systems, with the high throughput and high capacity required to take advantage of the latest digital applications. Enhancing our G-RAID product line gives our customers even more tools to use in a completely digital environment. These superior products reduce customers’ total cost of ownership and increase their return on investment."

All G-RAID products come with a standard three-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support from representatives who are experienced with the latest content creation applications. For more information, click here.