G-Technology Reveals 8TB Two-Drive RAID Storage Rig, With Thunderbolt

We may have just rounded up the best 3TB drives for your desktop expansion needs, but since bigger is always around the corner, G-Technology is wasting no time in showing off a new two-drive 8TB G-RAID solution for those who just can't archive enough.

The company has selected IBC in Amsterdam as the launch pad for their new G-Technology by Hitachi 4TB-based storage solutions, a two-drive RAID 0 device that comes formatted for Mac that can easily be switched over for PC users.

Best of all, there's a model that will ship with Apple's Thunderbolt I/O port, promising (theoretical) data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps. At 8TB, this is also the highest capacity, two-drive, RAID 0 external storage device in the world, and for those that own a Mac Pro, the design should fit right in with the motif. The solutions will feature Hitachi's 4TB 7200RPM drives, and they'll begin shipping the 4TB-based G-RAID and single-drive G-DRIVE solutions with eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 2.0 ports in October.

First in a family of solutions, the company’s Thunderbolt 4TB-based G-RAID and G-DRIVE solutions will ship in Q4.