What is G-RAID hard drive?

What is G-RAID hard drive?

G-RAID is a line of portable external hard drive products used for field editing and backup for video producers and camera operators. G-RAID drives support multi-stream DV, HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and uncompressed SD workflows and can be connected via FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 ports.

Can you daisy chain G-RAID drives?

While one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports is used to interface with your host system at speeds of up to 400 MB/s, the other can be used to daisy chain up to five additional devices to your G-RAID. The dual drive bays of this G-RAID support hardware-controlled RAID 0 and RAID 1.

Is G-DRIVE a hard drive?

The G-DRIVE enterprise-class hard drive with a versatile USB-C™ (5Gbps) interface delivers ultra-reliable, high-capacity storage in a premium, stylish design. And with USB Power Delivery, the G-DRIVE desktop hard drive will conveniently charge your compatible MacBook while connected to the drive.

Can you run RAID on external hard drives?

While you often can combine multiple external hard drives, there can be problems doing so. If the controller hardware differs between the two, they may not be able to be combined (or behave poorly even if you can combine them). And as these are older USB drives, as part of a RAID they’re going to be very slow.


The G-DRIVE Mobile SSD is a rugged portable SSD that comes in capacities up to 2TB and offers reliable performance. Tough both inside and out this drive features a protective aluminum core to prevent overheating and maintain performance and it leverages SSD technology for added shock and vibration resistance.

What is the difference between G-RAID and G-DRIVE?

The big difference in these drives is the transfer rate speed. In a G-RAID, you are looking at a speed of 250MB/s. In the G-DRIVE, you are looking at a speed of 165MB/s. The throughput may be 5MB/s at USB 3.0, but this does not mean that the G-DRIVE will operate just as quickly as the G-RAID.

Why won’t my computer recognize my external hard drive anymore?

If the drive still isn’t working, unplug it and try a different USB port. It’s possible the port in question is failing, or just being finicky with your specific drive. If it’s plugged into a USB 3.0 port, try a USB 2.0 port. If it’s plugged into a USB hub, try plugging it directly into the PC instead.

Did SanDisk buy G-DRIVE?

WD bought G-Drive as well as SanDisk, which develops nearly all of the parent company’s solid state technology.

Why RAID is not a backup?

RAID Is Not Backup When a file is deleted it is deleted from all the drives. When a file is overwritten it is overwritten on all the drives. Therefor a RAID array is not a backup solution. RAID does not stop human error, e.g. deleting or changing an important file.

Does Google drive use RAID?

So answer you question in short yes, they use both SSD and HDD. RAID is possibly a part of their setup, but very far from all of it.

Are G drives reliable?

But what the G Technology G Drive Mobile USB 3.0 has, above all else, is reliability. That’s still nearly twice the speed of a Toshiba Canvio Basics, which maxes out at 150MB/s. You can also look at the Fantom drives review for an option with transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s.