IBC 2014: G-Technology extends its studio line of external hard drives

New eight-bay 64TB G-SPEED Studio XL among G-Technology’s newest innovations to support multi-stream HD, 2K and 4K workflows for creative professionals.

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and  creative professionals, today announced the first extension of its Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL. Expanding on the two–bay G-RAID Studio and four-bay G-SPEED Studio Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions, which launched earlier this year, the G-SPEED Studio XL holds up to eight removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives, offering colossal capacity and performance of up to 1,350 megabytes per second (MBps) performance for the most demanding digital content creation applications.

“We understand that today’s creative professionals are constantly on the go and need to turn around quality work on ever-shortening timelines,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “Boasting lightning-fast speeds, our eight-bay G-SPEED Studio XL has been built to help better manage their  demanding projects, representing our continued efforts to further support content creators’ workflow and data management needs.”

Featuring the sleek design and reliability of G-Technology’s Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL eight-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution comes in a high-quality, black enclosure with integrated cooling technology, ideal for any high-performance computer or workstation. It also supports 4k workflows with user-configurable RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and 60, and impressive transfer rates of up to 1,350MB/sec in RAID 0.

Like other products in the Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL can be daisy-chained via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports to boost storage speeds and effortlessly support demanding multi-stream HD, 2K and compressed 4K workflows. The G-SPEED Studio XL will be available in November. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is 24TB for £2,699, 32TB for £3,479, 40TB for £4,199, 48TB for £4,499 and a colossal 64TB for £5,250.

“The new G-SPEED Studio XL is the ideal storage solution for me, as it is incredibly fast, super quiet and really compact, allowing me to conveniently house two of these massive storage solutions in two different locations – one in New York and one in LA,” said Vincent Laforet, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and director.

“Previously, I had a large server with less capacity in these locations, which was economically prohibitive. Now I have 64TB of easily accessible data at my fingertips with the G-SPEED Studio XL solutions, which helps me find and transfer my files in ways that were only a distant dream just a few years ago.”

You can see the full G-SPEED range (and pre-order your G-SPEED Studio XL) here on our site.

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