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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Great deal on G-Raid dual 6TB drives and housing


B&H has a great deal on dual 6 TB drives and housing that will facilitate Raid 0, Raid 1 as well as other functions. Great for backing up photos and with file size growing you can never have too much storage. Normally $729.95 but the sale has $200 off!.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1122993-REG/g_technology_0g04077_g_raid_usb_g1_12tb.html



Oct 23, 2017 at 06:59 PM
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Agh yes this is a really good deal. Love my G drives. Very tempted to pick this up


Oct 23, 2017 at 07:43 PM
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sungphoto wrote:
Agh yes this is a really good deal. Love my G drives. Very tempted to pick this up

Yup, already had this setup, decided on another. It comes formatted for Mac, but can be reformatted for Windows. That is what I will have to do.



Oct 23, 2017 at 08:17 PM
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What drives do they use? HGST, Seagate or WD?


Oct 23, 2017 at 08:18 PM
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dolina wrote:
What drives do they use? HGST, Seagate or WD?


I do not know. They are enterprise level drives.



Oct 23, 2017 at 08:21 PM
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There is no indication of the make or model of the drives, but the company is a part of WD marketed to Mac users, so it would use WD or HGST drives.
I suspect it might be HGST.

EBH



Oct 23, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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Thanks Herb.
It's a tough call with the much cheaper My Book Duo 12Tb for $439. They use WD Red.
https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/my-book-duo.html#WDBFBE0120JBK-NESN



Oct 24, 2017 at 12:05 AM
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dgdg wrote:
Thanks Herb.
It's a tough call with the much cheaper My Book Duo 12Tb for $439. They use WD Red.
https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/my-book-duo.html#WDBFBE0120JBK-NESN


pretty good price, only drawback I see is it is twice as tall as the G-Raid. Not sure why it is so tall.....



Oct 24, 2017 at 12:36 AM
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Herb wrote:
I do not know. They are enterprise level drives.

They're SATA drives, so not enterprise level. Hopefully they're WD Red or WD Red Pro drives, but, realistically, they're something much cheaper.

Also, pro tip, the "0" in "RAID0" stands for how many files you'll recover if a single drive fails.



Oct 24, 2017 at 12:37 AM
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Sam_W wrote:
They're SATA drives, so not enterprise level. Hopefully they're WD Red or WD Red Pro drives, but, realistically, they're something much cheaper.

Also, pro tip, the "0" in "RAID0" stands for how many files you'll recover if a single drive fails.


you are probably right as I only know what the B&H page says... "Enterprise-Class Hard Drives"



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Herb wrote:
pretty good price, only drawback I see is it is twice as tall as the G-Raid. Not sure why it is so tall.....


On the old duos, and prob the new ones, the drives are vertical. Not much extra space.
The drives you mention are horizontally placed.



Oct 24, 2017 at 01:08 AM
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Herb wrote:
I do not know. They are enterprise level drives.

Sam_W wrote:
They're SATA drives, so not enterprise level. Hopefully they're WD Red or WD Red Pro drives, but, realistically, they're something much cheaper.

Also, pro tip, the "0" in "RAID0" stands for how many files you'll recover if a single drive fails.


Yet Seagate (Enterprise Capacity) and WD (Gold) both are described by the makers as enterprise class drives and available up to 12TB (He filled) in SATA configurations. They have 2.5 million hours MTBF and 1 in 10^15 UER.
I think the theory is that the dual drive ports/controllers of SAS are lost, but redundancy is maintained at a higher storage system level and the mass storage is economical overall.

EBH



Oct 24, 2017 at 01:11 AM
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dgdg wrote:
On the old duos, and prob the new ones, the drives are vertical. Not much extra space.
The drives you mention are horizontally placed.


ok, but that doesnt account for the difference in height.....the WD that you noted is more than twice as tall......the WD is 7.09" tall and the G-Raid is 3.58" tall....the G-Raid is only 5.12" wide.....



Oct 24, 2017 at 01:48 AM
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Herb wrote:
ok, but that doesnt account for the difference in height.....the WD that you noted is more than twice as tall......the WD is 7.09" tall and the G-Raid is 3.58" tall....the G-Raid is only 5.12" wide.....


Hmmmm



Oct 24, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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EB-1 wrote:
Yet Seagate (Enterprise Capacity) and WD (Gold) both are described by the makers as enterprise class drives and available up to 12TB (He filled) in SATA configurations. They have 2.5 million hours MTBF and 1 in 10^15 UER.
I think the theory is that the dual drive ports/controllers of SAS are lost, but redundancy is maintained at a higher storage system level and the mass storage is economical overall.
EBH

You are quite right, but the price point for those drives pushes them out of most people's reach. At least when it comes to pre-assembled mini-storage systems. Hence my assumption that it wouldn't be anything too fabulous in there, drive-wise.



Oct 25, 2017 at 04:01 AM
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I just purchased a G Drive (G-Tech) 8 TB (2X4TB removable drives), model 0G0 5748 and hooked it up with the USB 3.1C. G tech (phone 310-449-4599) was very helpful in setting up the drive for Windows 10, as the drive is formatted for Mac. It is pretty fast, but every once in awhile it comes up and does not recognize the drive or says there's an error and can't read the drive. Then I reboot and a little message comes up thst says file corrupted and a program comes up and says to scan and repair. It has always worked after that, but has anyone else had this issue. G Tech said the reformat the drive, but I don't want to do that as it takes a lot of downtime to redo everything. I have started to turn on the G drive first and then my computer (new Dell about 4 weeks old with 500 GB Solid state for the operating system and 2 TB 7200 RPM storage drive.


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Grampy wrote:
I just purchased a G Drive (G-Tech) 8 TB (2X4TB removable drives), model 0G0 5748 and hooked it up with the USB 3.1C. G tech (phone 310-449-4599) was very helpful in setting up the drive for Windows 10, as the drive is formatted for Mac. It is pretty fast, but every once in awhile it comes up and does not recognize the drive or says there's an error and can't read the drive. Then I reboot and a little message comes up thst says file corrupted and a program comes up and says to scan and repair. It has always
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I have not had any kind of issue like that. Knock on wood no issues at all. I have a 2x6TB G Raid drive and just bought another. I need to format the newest one as that just arrive today. I have Windows 10 running on a Surface Studio (fully loaded). If there was an issue that I have is I need more USB ports. I bought a USB port extender but I like my roller ball mouse and it doesn’t like it when I hang other big memory type devices on that USB extender.



Oct 25, 2017 at 09:26 PM
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Thanks Herb, but after I sent the text to you, I tried to access the drive and it said it had an error and windows came in and I had to scan and repair. I guess I'm going to have to call G tech and see if they can test drive for me. Do you turn your drive on after booting windows or before, maybe I'm doing it wrong.




Oct 26, 2017 at 02:32 AM
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The controller might be faulty. I'd RMA it if possible. Get an entirely new unit.


Oct 26, 2017 at 03:04 AM
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EB-1 wrote:
Yet Seagate (Enterprise Capacity) and WD (Gold) both are described by the makers as enterprise class drives and available up to 12TB (He filled) in SATA configurations. They have 2.5 million hours MTBF and 1 in 10^15 UER.
I think the theory is that the dual drive ports/controllers of SAS are lost, but redundancy is maintained at a higher storage system level and the mass storage is economical overall.
EBH

Sam_W wrote:
You are quite right, but the price point for those drives pushes them out of most people's reach. At least when it comes to pre-assembled mini-storage systems. Hence my assumption that it wouldn't be anything too fabulous in there, drive-wise.


No, I would not either. I would rather buy the drives separately. Given the Mac market I suppose most users don't prefer that.

EBH



Oct 26, 2017 at 03:02 PM
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