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G-Technology has released a pair of new of storage options which work on all platforms, but are primarily aimed at Mac users: the G-connect for iOS users and the G-RAID with Thunderbolt for video professionals, photographers and anyone needing to move large files. The G-Connect is a 500GB wireless storage device that streams your movies, songs, books, files, etc, to up to 5 iOS devices or 3 if you’re viewing high-definition movies.  Yes, we’ve seen devices like this before, but the G-Connect also solves the fatal flaw in previous wireless storage solutions – it acts as a Wi-Fi access point, allowing full access to the internet while viewing files.  The G-Connect currently retails for $199.99. The G-RAID with Thunderbolt is a two drive RAID enclosure using Intel and Apple’s Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect technology.  The G-RAID is set natively to RAID 0 for maximum performance and features a very Apple-like grated brushed metal enclosure. The Thunderbolt technology allows for daisy chaining of up to 6 of these devices off of a single port.  A 4TB model with twin Hitachi SATA III 2TB 7200RPM hard drives has a retail price of $699.99. An 8TB model with 4TB drives is also available at $999.00.

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Ben is an external Associate Editor at Geek Beat. He can be described connoisseur of things technological. Ben's hobbies include reading up on Military, Naval, and Aeronautical history, playing around with his Macs and iDevices, exploring the mountainous bluffs of Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL, and proving that 15+ years of practice does not make perfect on his guitars. If you want to find him Ben can be found on Twitter (@benroethig), Google (gplus.to/benroethig), and as an occasional guest on Apple related podcasts.

6 Responses

  1. Camden

    Thanks. It looks like a great product, but shouldn’t the drive specs for the G-RAID be in TB?

  2. Avatar of Benjamin J. Roethig
    Benjamin J. Roethig

    Yes, Ivy Bridge PCs and MBs are showing up with 2nd generation Thunderbolt controllers. That being said, G-Connect products are shipped out of the box formatted to OS X’s HFS+ and the G-Raid T-Bolt would require a reformat to NTFS. Not a deal breaker, but it could take a while.

  3. Mr. Curiosity63

    Hello mr. Benjamin J. Roethig, Thunderbolt isn’t any longer an Apple exclusive technology since early June Asus released a P8Z77-V Premium Motherboard for pc’s with Intel’s Thunderbolt technology integrated in it. So in theory this device should work also on any pc with Thunderbolt integrated in the motherboard.

    Take care, nick.