G-Technology Addresses Increasing Application Workflow Demands for Creative Industry

May 22, 2017 -

Western Digital Corporation, 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. To be on display at BroadcastAsia2017 for the first time, 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.

"Creative professionals today want storage options that are not just high capacity but cutting-edge in terms of technology. As a filmmaker myself, who shuttles between the editing studio and the field, I need gear that is fast, easy to set up, and dependable" , says Clinton Harn, cinematographer and content producer. " I find that G-Technology has been able to meet the full spectrum of my storage needs. With their enterprise-grade performance and quality, G-Technology drives are built to deliver for professional use. They have put the "sexy" back into data storage and media management".

Features and Availability:

G-DRIVE® with Thunderbolt 3

G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 (available now at RM3,900 for 12TB and RM3,410 for 10TB) – 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 stay 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 long-lasting reliability of the HGST-brand Ultrastar® 7200RPM Enterprise-class hard drive inside.

G-RAID® with Thunderbolt 3

G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 (available now at RM9,750 for 24TB) – This high-performance, removable dual-hard drive RAID 0, 1 or JBOD storage system features Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI® 2.0, along with the ability to plug in 4K 60 HDR displays and editing tools, allowing creative professionals to quickly access, browse, edit, and backup digital libraries. Removeable Ultrastar 7200RPM Enterprise-class drives allow flexibility and reliability that is suitable for the 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 now at RM49,730 for 96TB) – Able to handle demanding multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 offers hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6,10, and 50 configurations in an 8-bay transportable solution. Equipped 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 now at RM38,030 for 72 TB) – 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 for use with ev Series drive modules and ev Series readers, users can experience enhanced reliability coupled with fast transfer rates up to 1500MB/s*.

The above G-Technology’s 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.