Best Storage of NAB 2014: G-Technology G-SPEED Studio

Black hard drives and award

G-Technology G-SPEED Studio RAID wins the Best Storage of NAB 2014 Award.

We can generally agree that more storage is better, and more RAID storage even better than that. The G-SPEED Studio is a storage device with room for four hard drives and is configurable to RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10. You can bring the total storage up to 24TB, and at a lesser amount, the sustained 660MB/s transfer rate will get your files going quick. The connection is Thunderbolt 2 which can daisy chain to other devices and Mac computers. This echoes one of the beautiful things about Thunderbolt in that cabling in and out of devices is very simple. The four removable enterprise class disks are 7200RPM SATA III. We can't help but appreciate the efforts G-Technology goes through to match their design of storage devices to the current Mac that it will work with. The G-SPEED studio is developed with creative producers in mind, and who knows, you might fill it before the 3-year warranty expires.

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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:12am


What about PC?

Sounds great for MAC but what about us PC users who don't have thunderbolt connection.


What could you suggest?

HBA card + storage for PC

Linzi T.'s picture

I’m also a PC user myself, so I chose to use HBA card+PCIe storage.

It’s actually faster than thunderbolt and with more options when it comes to storage capacity. I now have a ExaSAN 8 bay storage using PCIe solution, by far I'm pretty happy with the performance, I can process up to four 2K DPX files at about 1200MB/s with ease, so not much to complain about. The storage is a bit bigger than the G-Tech model, so I get to put eight 4TB WD black SATA drives, overall, this is my setup. It all depends on how much you're willing to spend.