G-Technology Upgrades Lineup with Thunderbolt 3, USB C, and Higher-Capacity Storage Solutions

G-Technology Upgrades Lineup with Thunderbolt 3, USB C, and Higher-Capacity Storage Solutions

Last week at NAB, G-Technology announced upgrades to a range of its products that combine Thunderbolt 3, USB C, and their highest capacity drives yet with the addition of 12 TB, 7,200 RPM single drives that give products such as the dual-drive G-RAID system at a staggering 24 TB storage allotment.

G-Technology is known for its high-quality, premium storage solutions for video and photography professionals, but backing its reliability is the company's usual waiting period until a particular standard matures into a more reliable and broadly adopted state. As such, today's update finally brings the latest, fastest, and most capable Thunderbolt 3 standards to the G-Tech's lineup.

Here's what's new for each of last week's upgraded products:

G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3

  • Up to 10 TB available today for $699.95, 12 TB available for the first time next quarter for $799.95 (nearly identical pricing across lineup comparatively with similar capacities of the previous generation)
  • Single-drive solution featuring 245 MB/s transfer rates (same as previous generation)
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Single USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port (yes, that's three data ports on the back)
  • Daisy-chain up to five devices through Thunderbolt

G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3

  • Up to 20 TB available in June for $1,499.95, 24 TB available next quarter for $1,999.95 (marginally higher prices across lineup comparatively with similar capacities of the previous generation)
  • Up to 500 MB/s transfer rates (marginally faster from the 480 MB/s of previous-generation's Thunderbolt 2 drives)
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Single USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port
  • Single HDMI (HDCP 2.2 supporting 4K 60/HDR out for external monitor)
  • Daisy-chain up to five devices through Thunderbolt
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD

G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3

  • Up to 80 TB available in June for $8,499.95, 96 TB available next quarter for $10,199.95 (slightly higher prices across lineup comparatively with similar capacities of the previous generation)
  • Up to 2,000 MB/s transfer rates (quite a bit faster from the 1,350 MB/s of previous-generation's Thunderbolt 2 drives)
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Daisy-chain up to five devices through Thunderbolt
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10

G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series Bay Adapters

  • Similar product to standard G-SPEED Shuttle XL, but swaps two of the hard drive bays for specialized bays that accept G-Technology's removable ev-Series drives and other accessories such as card readers, etc.
  • Up to 60 TB available in June for $6,499.95, 72 TB available next quarter for $7,799.95 (slightly higher prices across lineup comparatively with similar capacities of the previous generation)
  • Up to 1,500 MB/s transfer rates (a decent bit faster from the 1,300 MB/s of previous-generation's Thunderbolt 2 drives)
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Daisy-chain up to five devices through Thunderbolt
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10

All of these storage solutions are also available in lower capacities either now or beginning next month.

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