At NAB 2014, G-Technology announced a new pro line of Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions – The G-RAID Studio and the G-SPEED Studio.
The G-RAID Studio is a dual drive unit that can be configured in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD with capacities of 6TB, 8TB and 12TB available. The 12TB capacity takes advantage of the latest enterprise class 7200RPM, 6TB 3.5″ spinning hard drives. Using the Thunderbolt 2 technology, the G-RAID Studio delivers transfer rates up to 360MB/s in RAID 0 configuration. It retails for $1,299.95 for 12TB, $849.95 for 8TB and $699.95 for 6TB.
The G-SPEED Studio is the larger 4-bay unit, which is available in capacities from 12TB up to 24TB and can be configured in RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The G-SPEED can deliver transfer speeds up to 660MB/s in RAID 0. The G-SPEED Studio retails for $3,599.95 for 24TB, $2,699.95 for 16TB and $2,199.95 for 12TB.
Both units feature dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy-chaining drives and other Thunderbolt devices together. Additionally, a Kensington lock port allows you to secure the drives to your desk or workstation to help prevent them from walking away when you aren’t around.
Both units should start shipping in May. We’ll pass along more details on availability as soon as we learn more.