GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology Demos a TwoÃ¢Â€ÂDrive 8TB GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID Thunderbolt External Storage Solution With Blazing Throughput for Post Production; New 4TB Hitachi GST Hard Drives are First to Ship in GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology's GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID and GÃ¢Â€ÂDRIVE solut
2011 (Stand #7.D12a) in its twoÃ¢Â€Âdrive, RAID 0, GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID solution. Continuing to develop innovative and creative storage solutions for those looking to push creativity beyond the limits, the 8TB GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID demo shows how GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology is making digital production faster, superÃ¢Â€Âsized and affordable, giving users a competitive edge in the demanding entertainment and film industry.
GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID with Thunderbolt Ã¢Â€Â More than Just HighÃ¢Â€ÂSpeed RAID
Not only does the GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID Thunderbolt demo showcase the fastest interface you can find with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps, it shows amazing sustained throughput for handling multiÃ¢Â€Âstream compressed HD workflows including REDCODE, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 . At 8TB it is also the highest capacity, twoÃ¢Â€Âdrive, RAID 0 external storage device in the world for storing hours of clips, composites, digital intermediate (DIs), proofs, effects and more! And that’s not all. Connected to an Apple MacBook ® Pro, the GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID solution enables a portable editing workstation to take on the road, in the studio or even use from the comfort of your own home to complete projects after hours. With blazing speed and huge capacity, you can easily transfer, capture, process or edit SD or HD video virtually anywhere!
All GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID drives come preÃ¢Â€Âconfigured in a RAIDÃ¢Â€Â0 for maximum throughput and are specifically designed for video editing with excellent cooling and air flow. Its sleek, allÃ¢Â€Âaluminum enclosure acts as a heat sink, keeping the drives nice and cool, while a superÃ¢Â€Âquiet smart fan makes it a perfect fit in any audio or video post production environment. For easy set up, the GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID solution is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single, big and fast disk drive. The GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID solution also supports Windows systems with a simple reformat. ¹
Hitachi GST’s 4TB Hard Drives
Leveraging the highÃ¢Â€Âquality and timeÃ¢Â€ÂtoÃ¢Â€Âmarket strength of Hitachi GST, GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology by Hitachi will be incorporating Hitachi’s 4TB 7,200 RPM drives into its GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID and GÃ¢Â€ÂDRIVE solutions. With ever increasing capacity needs with the use of highÃ¢Â€Âquality HD video formats, GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology’s 4TBÃ¢Â€Âbased solutions enable greater return on investment. By using the highest capacity drives, GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology customers save by lowering the cost per GB of storage as compared to having the same total capacity using multiple lower capacity external drives. In addition, customers benefit from needing fewer external drives, which take up space and power, and create cable clutter. Just how much storage do you need? Since there are substantial differences in storage requirements for the different types of high quality HD video files, GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology provides this guide to show how much storage space ² you may need.
Every 1TB holds up to:
- 84 hours of HDV 1080i
- 17 hours of DVCPRO HD 1080/60i
- 30 hours of 2K RED
- 10 hours of ProRes 422 HQ
- 10 hours of 10 bit SD
- 2.5 hours of HD 1080/60i
“We understand the process of creation, and today, digital video editing is no longer facilityÃ¢Â€Âdriven ‘ It’s driven by the places and lifestyles of the people doing the work,” said Steve Pereira, vice president, Hitachi GST, Europe Middle East and Africa. “Our GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID Thunderbolt demo connected to a MacBook Pro shows how our customers can get lightning speed and huge capacity in a single RAID 0 storage solution to easily edit anywhere. Built like a tank, our GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID solution has been the cornerstone of our business, and we look forward to bringing our ThunderboltÃ¢Â€Âbased family and 4TBÃ¢Â€Âbased solutions to the market. With GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology’s high quality, high performance commitment, our customers can continue to focus on their work and not on their equipment.”
GÃ¢Â€ÂTechnology will begin shipping its 4TBÃ¢Â€Âbased GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID and singleÃ¢Â€Âdrive GÃ¢Â€ÂDRIVE solutions with eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable) and USB 2.0 ports in October. First in a family of solutions, the company’s Thunderbolt 4TBÃ¢Â€Âbased GÃ¢Â€ÂRAID and GÃ¢Â€ÂDRIVE solutions will ship in Q4.
For more information: www.g-technology.com.
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