G-Technology has introduced the new G-Speed Studio (via iLounge), a 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution configurable in RAID 0,1, 5, and 10. Taking strong design cues from Apple's 2013 Mac Pro, the revamped G-Speed Studio features a shiny black enclosure that fits right in on a desktop also sporting a Mac Pro.


Wider than the Mac Pro, the G-Speed Studio also features smart fan technology and a plug-and-play Mac setup. With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports that can be daisy-chained, it has transfer rates of up to 700MB/second, supports up to 24TB of storage, and includes four 7200 RPM Sata III Enterprise Class hard drives.

G-SPEED Studio (RAID)- A hardware RAID 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution. Configurable in RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, G-SPEED Studio features Thunderbolt 2 technology for ultimate speed. With sustained transfer rates of up to 700MB/sec and the ability to daisy-chain via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, this RAID solution ships with Enterprise Class Hard Drives and is designed to support multistream compressed 4K and 2K workflows.

The 12TB G-Speed Studio is available from the G-Technology website for $2,199.95, while the 16TB and 24TB can be purchased for $2,699.95 and $3,599.95, respectively.

Top Rated Comments

timshundo Avatar
89 months ago
The music in that video is so annoying. All the music in these weird "tech/startup/product intro" videos are all the same. Is this the new equivalent to that 50's-sounding window browsing music?

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZe8Uvf2emw
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ugahairydawgs Avatar
89 months ago
Equally over-priced products when there's equally functioning products that can be assembled with drives of your own choice that either meet or exceed the specs of the drives you HAVE to buy with these pre-fitted Thunderbolt RAID systems and pay through the nose for them.

You could make that argument all day long with just about anything. You can build your own high end computer for much less than you can purchase a Mac Pro.

Some people don't want to dink around with putting together their own setup and are willing to pay extra to avoid hassle. This product is for those people.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Iconoclysm Avatar
89 months ago
Seems expensive. Lacie as a 12TB dual drive RAID 0/1 Thunderbolt 2 solution coming out that's $999. Can't see using 4 drives warrants double the cost.

Maybe I'm just missing something.

You can't see the advantage of striping/mirroring with parity over without parity? Really?

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The cost is massively unjustified regardless of specs.

You can buy 4 x 4TB Western Digital RED drives for £500 all-in, then add either of the following and still be paying half the price it's likely to cost in £: -

+£399: - OWC ThunderBay IV.

This would make it £899 in total for a 16Tb system with dual Thunderbolt ports and built-in RAID.

Then if you want to add an extra drive at a later date for redundancy or extra storage there's this: -

+£449: - Drobo DRDR5A31 5D (Diskless) 5 Bay Desktop DAS Enclosure.

Not sure how reliable Drobo is because I've read they're garbage.

(I'm accounting for the fact US prices tend to equal UK prices more or less due to exchange rate and 20% VAT and those UK prices are the cheapest I could find with online retailer discounts but even if prices are significantly lower in the states, that just makes the bloated prices of these systems even worse).

The price is actually on par with a lot of similar products.

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Let me quick go turn on my Mac Pro... oh crap, I turned on my storage device instead! How stupid am I, couldn't even tell the difference.

The stupid part is you turned them off to begin with.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MikhailT Avatar
89 months ago
24TB? ... A few years time and it comes as memory cards
More like a decade or two. You need something like 4-6nm stacked/3D NANDs to fit 24TB in a small form factor like a memory card or even a 2.5".

It's taking Intel longer and longer (also incredibly more expensive) to shrink their chips, the same will happen to all NAND fabs.

The profit margins they're making off the SSDs are declining each year because they have to spend more of their profits to invest in the next shrink process. Nobody is going to spend $20 billion dollars just to get more capacity in a smaller drive that is still a small market and likely to bankrupt the company in the long run. That's why you'll be seeing more consolidations in the SSD market soon as Sandisk just bought Fusion-iO today, after Seagate just bought SandForce division from LSI.

Expect the SSD market to look like the hard drive market from 5 years ago with 3-4 big companies, like WD, Seagate, Sandisk, and so on.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avieshek Avatar
89 months ago
24TB? ... A few years time and it comes as memory cards
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
barkmonster Avatar
89 months ago
The cost is massively unjustified regardless of specs.

You can buy 4 x 4TB Western Digital RED drives for £500 all-in, then add either of the following and still be paying half the price it's likely to cost in £: -

+£399: - OWC ThunderBay IV.

This would make it £899 in total for a 16Tb system with dual Thunderbolt ports and built-in RAID.

Then if you want to add an extra drive at a later date for redundancy or extra storage there's this: -

+£449: - Drobo DRDR5A31 5D (Diskless) 5 Bay Desktop DAS Enclosure.

Not sure how reliable Drobo is because I've read they're garbage.

(I'm accounting for the fact US prices tend to equal UK prices more or less due to exchange rate and 20% VAT and those UK prices are the cheapest I could find with online retailer discounts but even if prices are significantly lower in the states, that just makes the bloated prices of these systems even worse).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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