G-Technology HDD Line Gains Thunderbolt Support At NAB

NAB is usually about high-end broadcast gear, but this time, there's a whole ton of peripherals making their debut as well. Hitachi's G-Technology line of HDDs is expanding this year, with a new 3TB 7200RPM drive used across eight G-Technology high-performing external storage solutions for audio/video (A/V) pros. The other major news is the addition of Thunderbolt support, which was developed by Intel and brought to market with help from Apple. These are just a few of the dozens of new HDDs with Thunderbolt ports, and we're sure that number will grow in due time.

Having a Thunderbolt external HDD will certainly make those major transfers easier to handle, and with Final Cut Pro X also coming out at the show, it sounds like a match made in heaven. There's a new G-Drive Duro portable drive, a ton of regular G-Drive units with varying capacities, and prices to hit just about every budget. The details are all displayed below, but make sure you budget for a new Thunderbolt-ready machine. Wouldn't want to miss out on all that extra speed, would you?

G-Technology Debuts Must Have A/V Storage Gear at NAB 2011

    * New tough and rugged G-DRIVE™ duro portable drive is the latest addition to the G-Technology family for capturing and transporting content in the field
    * Three terabyte (3TB), 7,200 RPM Hitachi hard drives are a main ingredient across eight G-Technology high-performing external storage solutions for audio/video (A/V) pros
    * G-Technology supports the new Thunderbolt™ technology developed by Intel® and brought to market with collaboration from Apple®. Stop by the G-Technology booth (#SL8805) or schedule an appointment to learn more about this new I/O technology and our plans.

2011 NAB Show
April 11, 2011 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--From digital film and video post production to broadcast and event videography, G-Technology is known for delivering premium external storage solutions that cover virtually every step of your content creation process. Whether you’re in the field or in the studio, G-Technology by Hitachi (#SL8805) is showcasing new and exciting products for 2011. Come see our new products for SD, HD, 2K, or 4K post production workflows for Apple® Final Cut Pro™, Adobe® Premiere Pro CS5™, or (insert your favorite post production software here). All made from the finest components – all aluminum enclosures, fastest interfaces, reliable hard drives, and latest chipsets – here’s a sneak peek of our lineup at NAB:

    * New Tough and Rugged G-DRIVE duro Portable Drive
      Rugged good looks and G-Technology’s known quality go hand-in-hand with the new G-DRIVE duro portable drive. This sleek external drive has a shock-resistant exterior that helps protect it in case it tumbles out of your gear bag while you’re shooting your next production. Pre-formatted for Macs, the G-DRIVE duro portable drive is FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 equipped, bus-powered and Time Machine™ ready. Offered in 500GB and 750GB capacities, the G-DRIVE duro portable drive will be available in June with an MSRP of $149.99 for 500GB and $179.99 for 750GB.

    * High Capacity, High Performance, 3TB, 7,200 RPM Hitachi Hard Drives
      If you’re looking for rock-solid, reliable and fast storage that can meet the rigors of your crazy production schedule, G-Technology is now serving up eight, new premium solutions that feature Hitachi 3TB, 7,200 RPM hard drives. The drives include the 3TB G-DRIVE ($449.99 MSRP), the 3TB RAID 1 G-SAFE™ ($699.99 MSRP), and the 6TB RAID 0 G-RAID™ ($749.99 MSRP), which all feature Hitachi’s reliable and award-winning Deskstar™ hard drives. G-Technology’s four-bay RAID solutions include the 12TB G-SPEED™ Q ($2,299.99 MSRP), the G-SPEED eS ($2,499.99 MSRP) and the G-SPEED eS Pro ($3,299.99 MSRP). G-Technology’s current line of professional 2U 12-bay and 3U 16-bay rack mount solutions – the G-SPEED eS Pro XL and G-SPEED FC XL – will be available in Q2 with 3TB drives, enabling up to 36TB or 48TB capacities. All G-Technology G-SPEED RAID solutions feature Hitachi Ultrastar™ enterprise-class hard drives for added durability and reliability at no extra cost.

    * Thunderbolt™ Technology – Faster, Simpler, More Flexible Device Interconnect
      Committed to delivering reliable, high-performance storage solutions to the A/V market, G-Technology is showing its support for Thunderbolt at NAB. Developed by Intel and brought to market with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt is more than just another high-speed cable. Thunderbolt technology will set a new standard for media creators with dual channel, 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) performance and simultaneous support for PCIe and DisplayPort protocols over a single cable. At 10Gbps, Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800 – just imagine the outstanding results when saving or cutting through HD video. With official products launching later this year, come by G-Tech’s booth (#SL8805) to learn more about how Thunderbolt and G-Technology’s high performance RAID solutions can deliver new levels of performance, flexibility and scalability for your digital workflow.