G-Technology Launches Its New 'Studio' Line of External Hard Drives

In an All-new Sleek Black Design, the G-SPEED® Studio and G-RAID® Studio Deliver New Innovations in Performance, Style and Reliability for 2K/4K Video Editing, Photography and other Content Creation Workflows

G-Technology Studio series (Photo: Business Wire)

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LAS VEGAS--()--G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced the first products in its new Studio line – the G-RAID Studio and G-SPEED Studio. Continuing G-Technology’s popular design legacy, the Studio family comes in new high-quality, sleek black enclosure for today’s high-performance computers and workstations. The Studio line features multiple RAID options, removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM drives, 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, and the industry’s highest capacity 6TB hard disk drives (HDDs) for pre- and post-production workflows.

G-SPEED Studio

The G-SPEED Studio with hardware RAID is a four-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution that supports user selectable RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for ultimate flexibility and speed. With its built-in RAID controller, the G-SPEED Studio is not tied to a single workstation and can be easily transported and used on a Mac® laptop or desktop in the studio, edit bay or on the road. The G-SPEED Studio boasts sustained transfer rates of up to 660MB/sec in RAID 0 and can be daisy-chained via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports. This G-SPEED Studio solution ships with four removable enterprise-class hard drives, designed to support multi-stream compressed 4K and 2K workflows. In a RAID 5 (data redundant) configuration, the G-SPEED Studio RAID can easily handle up to 30 hours of 4K footage in ProRes 4444 and can seamlessly edit three streams of compressed 4K. The G-SPEED Studio with enterprise-class hardware RAID will be available in May for an MSRP of $3,599.95 for 24TB, $2,699.95 for 16TB and $2,199.95 for 12TB.

G-RAID Studio

The G-RAID Studio is a high-performance storage system with hardware RAID, enabling digital content-creation workflow. User-selectable in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD, the G-RAID Studio features Thunderbolt 2 technology and has transfer rates up to 360MB/sec for editing high-resolution photos or multiple streams of compressed 2K and 4K projects. The G-RAID Studio ships with two removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives for total capacities up to 12TB, complete in a sleek black enclosure. The G-RAID Studio will be available in May for a MSRP of $1,299.95 for 12TB, $849.95 for 8TB and $699.95 for 6TB.

“From lightning-fast transfer speeds to modern designs, we’ve approached our Studio series with the needs of today’s editors, photographers, filmmakers and musicians in mind,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “The Studio series is built to handle the demands of 2K and 4K workflows, and represents the next level in our constant evolution to better support professional workflows with performance, style and reliability.”

All products in G-Technology’s Studio line are plug-and-play for Mac and come with a three-year limited warranty. For additional information or details for Windows® support, please visit www.g-technology.com.

Come see how you can maximize your storage experience at NAB 2014: G-Technology Booth #SL9005:

  • G-TEAM Workshops at G-Technology’s NAB booth: Pulitzer Prize-winning director, producer and photographer Vincent Laforet; filmmaker and one of the world’s leading adventure sports and travel photographers Lucas Gilman; and Kamil Tamiola, outdoor photographer and videographer who specializes in visual storytelling from remote locations, will host in-booth workshops (G-Technology Booth #SL9005), showcasing and talking about their creative approaches, gear and workflows.
  • Creative Pro User Group, NAB SuperMeet: G-Technology will also be at the 2014 NAB SuperMeet. Held on April 8 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino Royale Ballroom, the SuperMeet provides the post-production and broadcast community an opportunity to learn about the latest technology trends, network with peers and share industry news and opportunities in a social setting that is educational, exciting and fun. To register, please visit http://www.supermeet.com/.

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G-Technology’s roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology’s high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier production and post-production facilities worldwide.

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About HGST

HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ:WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. HGST addresses customers’ rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hgst.com.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

G‐Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.

G‐Technology, G-RAID and G-SPEED are registered trademarks of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

For more information contact:
HGST/G-Technology
Erin Hartin, 303-601-8035 (Cell)
erin.hartin@hgst.com
or
Grayling
Jason Gerdon, 714-423-5050 (Cell)
jason.gerdon@grayling.com

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Contacts

For more information contact:
HGST/G-Technology
Erin Hartin, 303-601-8035 (Cell)
erin.hartin@hgst.com
or
Grayling
Jason Gerdon, 714-423-5050 (Cell)
jason.gerdon@grayling.com