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G-Technology delivers new external hard drives

16 April 2013
G-Technology delivers new external hard drives

G-Technology revealed at NAB the first solutions in its new Evolution Series family – the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt (pictured), and the G-DRIVE ev and G-DRIVE ev PLUS external hard drive modules with USB 3.0. Together, they provide quick content transfers for photography, 2K and 4K digital cinema workloads in a user configurable solution. The company claims the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the only two-bay solution with interchangeable storage modules that are able to be taken into the field and used as standalone external drives. The Evolution Series design allows for various storage system configurations, including JBOD, RAID 1 (redundancy), RAID 0 (performance) or use as standalone external drive modules. As capacity or performance needs grow, simply expand and scale by using more high-capacity, high-performance external hard drive modules with the same docking station. The G-DOCK ev also enables users to defer the cost of Thunderbolt across multiple hard drives. The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt serves as the Thunderbolt hub for copying data to as many USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev external storage modules as needed. The Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is a two-bay, hot-swappable JBOD media drive system with user-configurable RAID 1 (protected) or RAID 0 (performance). The G-DOCK ev ships with two 1TB removable and portable G-DRIVE ev external hard drive modules with USB 3.0. The G-DOCK ev provides dual Thunderbolt ports for future external storage expansion and for daisy chaining with other G-DOCK ev solutions or other Thunderbolt-based devices. Customers can purchase more 500GB or 1TB G-DRIVE ev and 1TB G-DRIVE ev PLUS external hard drive modules. The Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev is a USB 3.0, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM hard drive-based external storage solution with transfer rates of up to 136MB/s. Paired with an Evolution Series G-DOCK ev, or used as a standalone external hard drive, the G-DRIVE ev is flexible for use in the field or back in the studio when connected to the G-DOCK ev for quick data backups, duplication and transfers. The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev features USB 3.0 and a 6Gb/s SATA interface. It is available in 1TB or 500GB capacities. The Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev PLUS external hard drive module with USB 3.0 delivers transfer rates up to 250MB/s, which can be paired with an Evolution Series G-DOCK ev, or used as a standalone external storage device. The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev PLUS is a 2.5-inch, 7200RPM hard drive-based external storage solution, featuring USB 3.0 for plug-and-play connectivity and a 6Gb/s SATA interface for connection to the G-DOCK ev. The G-DRIVE ev PLUS comes in 1TB capacity. www.hgst.com

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