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High-Speed, External RAID for Video Editing Applications
The G-Technology G-SPEED eS external RAID solutions provide professional content creators with outstanding performance, high storage capacity and fail-safe operation at an unprecedented low cost per gigabyte. The compact and whisper-quiet G-Technology G-SPEED eS sports a 3Gbit eSATA interface and features four hot-swappable HGST Ultrastar 7200 RPM SATA drives. When used with the G-Tech PCIe 4x RAID controller (sold separately), a single G-Technology G-SPEED eS supports up to four simultaneous streams of ProRes422 HQ, or one stream of uncompressed 1080/60i.
As many as four G-Technology G-SPEED eS enclosures can be attached to a single workstation providing up to 48TB of high-performance RAID protected storage. The G-Technology PCIe 4x RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and JBOD, and is configured and monitored via a full-featured web GUI. Storage for multi-stream compressed HD production has never been easier or more affordable.
When used with the G-Technology PCIe x4 RAID controller (sold separately), a single 4-drive G-Technology G-SPEED eS unit supports multi-stream DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes 422, and uncompressed SD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode and single-stream 8-bit, 1080/60i HD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode. Two G-Technology G-SPEED eS units and the G-Technology PCIe x4 RAID controller support all of the above plus 10-bit, 1080i/60 HD playback in RAID 0 or RAID 5 mode. As many as four G-Technology G-SPEED eS enclosures can be attached to the G-Technology RAID controller to support up to 48TB of high-performance RAID protected storage.
The enterprise-class hard drives included in the G-Technology G-SPEED series provide the same optimal reliability as the ones used in data centers worldwide. They're designed for 24x7 availability and optimized for multi-bay RAID (RVS) configurations.
Easy to Setup
When used with the G-Technology PCIe x4 RAID controller (sold separately), the G-Technology G-SPEED eS can easily be configured as a RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or as a JBOD. This flexibility enables the system to be tuned to the required level of performance and fault-tolerance necessary to support your application. The G-Technology G-SPEED eS can also be set up as a software RAID or JBOD when used with third party port multiplier aware eSATA host adapters.
The G-Technology PCIe x4 RAID controller has a built-in Web GUI that is accessed via any local internet browser. This simple GUI is used to configure and monitor the RAID system. Many aspects of the system are monitored and in the event of a problem, the G-Technology G-SPEED eS cansend an email message to you alerting you of trouble.
Mac and Windows Compatible
Whether you're working on a PC, an iMac, or Mac PRO, the G-Technology G-SPEED series is widely compatible and delivers maximum performance regardless of the platform.