G-Technology presents their new Pro SSD line of drives on NAB 2018. It consists of a rugged portable SSD, high endurance desktop SSD, and transportable RAID SSD solution. All new products use highspeed thunderbolt 3 and offer various capacities.
G-Technology booth here at NAB 2018 tells us their new Pro SSD line consists of three different products. First of them is the redundant and serviceable, high capacity, transportable RAID SSD solution called G-SPEED Shuttle SSD. Second drive is the high endurance desktop SSD in a minimalistic aluminium case called G-DRIVE Pro SSD. Last product is a rugged shock-resistant portable drive called G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD. Let’s take a short look at each of them.
G-SPEED Shuttle SSD
Starting with the bulkiest product of the new lineup, the G-SPEED Shuttle SSD is a high-performance solid-state storage device. Equipped with up to 16TB of SSD storage and fast Thunderbolt 3 technology it lets users edit 4K, 8K, VR, high dynamic range (HDR) or multi-camera footage in real time and quickly export projects either on location or at the studio.
Its compact design is built for easy travel between on-site production location and the studio for post-production which speeds up the whole process. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports not only provide transfer rates of up to 2800MB/s but they also allow users to daisy chain up to five additional devices so they can stay connected to multiple drives, 4K displays and more, through a single connection to the computer.
Built for multi-stream 4K, 8K, and VR production workflows and offers the bandwidth to support multi-camera editing in real time, render footage with multi-layer effects, and quickly export the projects. The G-SPEED Shuttle SSD device has 8 separate SSD slots and comes in RAID 5 out of the box and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 to provide a versatile and flexible storage solution.
The G-SPEED Shuttle SSD comes in either 8TB version which will cost $5,100 USD or 16TB version with a pricetag of $7,600 USD. It is compatible with macOS from 10.12 or Windows 10 or 7 (after reformat) and comes with a 5-year limited warranty, 8 removable SSD modules, 40Gb/s Thunderbolt cable and a power cord.
G-DRIVE Pro SSD
Second product of the new G-Technology SSD line is the G-DRIVE Pro SSD. It also has dual Thunderbolt 3 ports featuring the same maximum speed of 2800MB/s and the possibility to daisy chain up to five additional devices through a single connection, so the computer can stay connected to multiple drives, 4K displays and more.
Given the high transfer speeds it is possible to edit multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rate, quickly render VR projects or transfer lots of data quickly. The G-DRIVE Pro SSD device provides sturdy desktop storage in a stackable, space gray aluminum case.
The G-DRIVE Pro SSD comes in either 960GB version which will cost $1,400 USD or 1.92TB version with a pricetag of $2,100 USD. It is compatible with macOS from 10.13 or Windows 10 (after reformat) and comes with a 5-year limited warranty, 40Gb/s thunderbolt cable and an AC power adapter.
G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD
Last but not least, the G-Technology presents a portable rugged G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD. The smallest product of the new SSD line also sports the Thunderbolt 3 technology with transfer speeds of up to 2800MB/s. The newest version of the Thunderbolt 3 port allows user to plug in to a compatible computer and instantly extend the storage without the need for external power.
The G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD drive provides shock-resistant storage in a durable case with 3-meter drop protection (tested on a carpeted concrete floor) and a 1000lb crush-proof rating. A protective aluminum core prevents overheating to maintain a high level of sustained performance, while a custom enclosure insulates the drive so heat doesn’t transfer to the exterior of the device when in use.
The G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD comes in either 500GB version which will cost $650 USD or 1TB version with a pricetag of $1,050 USD. It is compatible with macOS from 10.13 or Windows 10 (after reformat) and comes with a 5-year limited warranty and 0.5m 40Gb/s thunderbolt cable.
What do you think about the new Pro SSD line from G-Technology? Can you see yourself using any of the drives? Let us know in the comments below.