G-Technology Adds Thunderbolt 3 to G-DRIVE, G-RAID and G-SPEED Families

April 25, 2017 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment | |
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Western Digital today announced upgrades to their G-DRIVE, G-RAID and G-SPEED product families, including the addition of Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connectivity. Designed for creative professionals, the new G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 (available now, priced at $699.95 for 10TB, with 12TB available next quarter for $799.95; pictured) features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1). Users can conveniently daisy chain up to five additional devices, allowing them to keep connected to multiple drives and quickly move HD videos and 4K footage through a single connection. G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 will become available June in up to 20TB and next quarter with up to 24TB for $1999.95. G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 is expected to hit shelves in in up to 20TB capacity and next quarter with up to 96TB for $10,199.95, whilst the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters will come next quarter with up to 72TB for $7,799.95.

Press Release

G-TECHNOLOGY ADDRESSES INCREASING APPLICATION WORKFLOW DEMANDS FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS WITH ENHANCED STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Award-Winning G-DRIVE®, G-RAID® and G-SPEED® Families Optimize Performance with Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology

Las Vegas, 2017 NAB SHOW, Apr. 24, 2017 – Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced upgrades to its award-winning G-Technology® product lines, including the addition of Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C™ connectivity technologies. The upgrades optimize the speed and performance of these drives, meeting the growing needs of creative professionals who are capturing and transferring vast amounts of high-resolution content.

     “G-Technology recognizes the need for a complete workflow solution that takes advantage of the power of Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “The result is a substantial upgrade across several product lines that delivers reliable, fast, and easy-to-use storage solutions to fit the current and future needs of our customers.”

 Built for creative professionals, including videographers and digital photographers, who require storage solutions that keep up with their intensive data needs and creative applications, G-Technology’s upgraded devices offer complete, high-capacity workflow solutions that seamlessly integrate into the larger Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

     “As a photographer and explorer who loves on-location shooting, I only bring the gear I can rely on for storing the moments I work so hard to capture, and that includes the G-Technology drives,” said Lucas Gilman, award-winning professional photographer. “In the field and in my studio, I also need lightning-fast transfer speeds, and that’s what G-Technology delivers. These new G-Technology drives are at the core of my workflow, allowing me to focus on capturing and preserving my creativity.” 

Features and Availability:

G-DRIVE® with Thunderbolt 3

     G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 (available now up to $699.95 MSRP for 10TB, with 12TB available next quarter for $799.95 MSRP) – Designed for creative professionals in mind, the high performance storage solution features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1). Users can conveniently daisy chain up to five additional devices, allowing them to keep connected to multiple drives and quickly move HD videos and 4K footage through a single connection. With capacities up to 12TB, heavy workloads and mission-critical data users have peace of mind with the

G-RAID® with Thunderbolt 3

     G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 (available June in up to 20TB and next quarter with up to 24TB for $1999.95 MSRP) – most demanding creative projects, including multi-stream HD, 2K, 4K, and HDR video workflows.

G-SPEED® Shuttle XL

     G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 (available June in up to 80TB and next quarter with up to 96TB for $10,199.95 MSRP) – 3Equipped with Ultrastar Enterprise-class hard drives for enhanced reliability and transfer rates up to 2000MB/s*, creative professionals have the ultimate storage solution for demanding video workflows and high-capacity storage.

     G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters (available next quarter with up to 72TB for $7,799.95 MSRP) – Similar to the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3, the integrated ev Series bay adapters improve workflow options and productivity by enabling cross-functionality with all ev Series drives. Designed with two ev Series bay adapters , users can experience enhanced reliability coupled with fast transfer rates up to 1500MB/s*.

      The above G-Technology storage solutions use Ultrastar Enterprise-class drives and are backed by an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty. G-Technology’s storage solutions come pre-formatted for Mac® computers and can be easily reformatted for Windows® computers with the G-Technology Windows Format Wizard.

     For more information on the full product portfolio from G-Technology, please visit www.g-technology.com

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