G-Technology Ships 8 TB Thunderbolt RAID Drive

The device ships with a two 4 TB, 7200 RPM Deskstar hard drives for a total capacity of 8 TB in RAID 0 configuration. The manufacturer says that the bandwidth is enough to enable the drive to "transfer a full-length, high-definition, internet-ready H.264 movie in less than a minute."

G-Technology said that the drive supports multi-stream HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows and can be daisy-chained with up to five additional Thunderbolt drives via its dual-port interface. The device is sold via Apple Stores and is priced at $1000. A 6 TB version is available for $850 and a 4 TB model sells for $700.

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  • stingstang
    a 4tb drive is 500 dollasr now? Oh..Apple. Okay.
  • jacobdrj
    I was expecting to open the article and seem some crazy number, like 5k or 10k for these drives. 1k for 8TB isn't that unreasonable for the portability and performance... Kudos.

    Still want a Thunderbolt 2.5" enclosure for SSD...
  • jankeke
    jacobdrjI was expecting to open the article and seem some crazy number, like 5k or 10k for these drives. 1k for 8TB isn't that unreasonable for the portability and performance... Kudos.Still want a Thunderbolt 2.5" enclosure for SSD...

    Why were you expecting 5k or 10k ??? It's just 8Tb and Thunderbolt !