April 22nd, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
G-Technology Announces Its First NAS, The G-RACK 12
Earlier this week at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, G-Technology announced its first NAS solution, the G-RACK 12. As the name implies, the new NAS solution is both a rackmount and 12-bay device. With the G-RACK 12, G-Technology is expanding its portfolio, aiming upstream, as they are more known for their desktop and portable storage devices. During the NAB Show G-Technology also gave a sneak peck of some of its new technology as well as demonstrations of its current line.
The target market for the G-RACK 12 is media and entertainment video workflows. The G-RACK 12 has a maximum capacity of 120TB (240TB with an expansion unit), which should be more than enough to handle video workflows, even those that are 4K or beyond. Small-to-medium size post-production houses, TV/broadcast studios, ad agencies, and in-house creative departments using Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer or other creative applications will see the G-RACK 12 as ideal for their workflows.
The G-RACK 12 utilizes quad 10-gigabit Ethernet connections equating to high-speed transfers and better collaboration. The new NAS has an operating system BTRfs file system. G-Technology also claims that they have an easy-to-use graphic interface. The G-RACK 12 will use HGST enterprise HDDs and comes in capacities of 48TB, 72TB, 96TB, and 120TB.
G-RACK 12 specifications:
- Capacities: 48TB, 72TB, 96TB, 120TB
- HDD bays: 12
- HDDs: 3.5" HGST Enterprise-class Drives
- Data Transfer Rate: 2000MB/s
- Processors: Dual Intel Xeon E5 Haswell V3 6-Core (12 Cores Total)
- Network Ports: 4x 10GbE
- Host Bus Adapter: 2x 12Gbs mini-SAS ports
- Power Supply: Dual 920W PSU (redundant)
- OS Drives: 2x 1TB Rear Mounted 2.5" HDDs (mirrored)
- Fans: 3x 8cm Hot-Swap redundant PWM cooling fans
- Client Operating Systems:
- Mac OS 10.9 +
- Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 19 x 25.6in (89 x 490 x 648mm)
- Weight: 53lbs (24kg)
The G-Technology G-RACK 12 is available now. Prices vary depending on configuration.