April 16th, 2012 by Brian Beeler
Hitachi G-Technology G-RAID 8TB with Thunderbolt Released
Hitachi has announced their latest G-Technology external storage solution. The new G-RAID is highlighted by Thunderbolt connectivity and a pair of 7200 RPM Deskstar hard drives that can be configured in RAID0 for performance or RAID1 for data redundancy. The G-RAID is being launched at NAB, a perfect location given the demands of the professional A/V market for fast, local storage. Hitachi quotes sustained throughput of up to 280 MB/s when configured in RAID0 and will offer the drives in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB configurations. The unreleased G-Drive was also spotted, now featuring Thunderbolt as well.
The G-RAID with Thunderbolt features two Thunderbolt ports and supports up to six devices daisy chained together. Structurally the design is similar to other G-Tech products, and features a solid all-aluminum case for durability and aesthetic appeal. Hitachi also includes a Kensington lock slot and active cooling via quiet fan. All G-RAID products come with a three year warranty.
Also shown off at the Hitachi booth at NABshow 2012 is the new and unreleased G-Drive featuring Thunderbolt.
Pricing and Availability
Hitachi's G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt family is currently available through Apple. They come in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities with suggested pricing of $699.99, $849.99 and $999.99 respectively.
Update - Hitachi G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB Review Posted