G-Technology G-DOCK ev Dual Bay Storage System with Thunderbolt

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Product Highlights

  • Time machine compatible, Mac OS 10.7+
  • Macintosh Operating System
  • Thunderbolt Interface
  • Works with PC/Windows
  • RAID 0/1/JBOD Drive
  • 2 Drive Bays
  • Holds 2TB
  • 7200 RPM

About G-Technology

This kit Bundle comes with $99.95 worth of free accessories including a Lexar 64GB SDXC Memory Card and Shipping is free! .

The G-Technology G-DOCK ev Dual Bay Storage System with Thunderbolt features two hot swappable 1TB 7200rpm hard drives. Each USB 3.0 compatible drive can be used individually or as a pair when placed in the included G-DOCK ev. When placed in the G-DOCK ev the drives can be configured in a variety of RAID formats including JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1.

The G-DOCK ev comes equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports for up to 10Gb/s data transfer speeds as well as daisy chaining capabilities. With Time Machine compatibility you can plug this drive into your Mac running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and begin saving and backing up your data.

G-Technology Features

  • Transfer rates up to 10Gb/s
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Ships in JBOD, with RAID 0, 1 configurable
  • Hot swappability
  • Kensington slot
  • G-Dock ev ships with 2 G-DRIVE ev hard drives
  • Up to 2TB of configurable storage
  • Ruggedize 2.5" USB 3.0 drives
  • System Compatibility: Time machine compatible, Mac OS 10.7+

G-Technology Specifications

Interface
G-DOCK ev: (2) Thunderbolt
G-DRIVE ev: (1) USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0)
(1) SATA port for use with G-DOCK ev
RAID Configuration
G-DOCK ev: Preconfigured JBOD
Disk
(2) 7200 RPM
System Requirements
G-DOCK ev: Mac OS 10.7 +
G-DRIVE ev: Mac OS 10.7 +
Windows Vista, 7 & 8 (via reformat)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
G-DOCK ev: 7.87x5.12x3.54" (19.98x13.00x8.99cm)
G-DRIVE ev: 5.14x3.29x0.65" (13.05x8.35x1.65cm)
Mfr #
0G02719
SKU
GTEGDEV

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers

 
2.0

Disappointed with RAID

By

from Hawaii

This product has required too many support calls to G-Tech. I bought the G-Dock because I want several copies of my photos on different drives to store in multiple locations. First problem: I thought G-Dock would allow two drives in RAID 1 mirrored, then allow removal of one drive and insertion of drive #3 to create RAID 1 with master drive #1. It won't work, and G-Tech says that's because Mac's Disk Utility has a problem adding a 3rd disk to a RAID. That's the first red flag, because the G-Drives that fit in the G-Dock are factory formatted to work with Macs. So why is the Disk Utility a problem? (If they were designed to work with Windows then I could understand.) Second problem: My RAID disks keep degrading, or even failing. That means the info/photos on the disk is lost. G-Tech says data is probably still on the drive, but system thinks it is degraded, so I have to rebuild RAID anyway. To avoid this problem, G-Tech says I have to make sure the unit is turned off before inserting the drives. Well, the on-off switch is a push button that does not light up to indicate whether it is on or off. And even when I know for sure that unit is turned off, the LED light will illuminate when I insert a drive. It's not supposed to do that if the unit is off. So I've resorted to plugging and unplugging the unit to make sure that it's really on or off. Sheesh. And besides, doesn't "hot swappable" mean that drives can be inserted and ejected while machines are on??? Third problem: Both drives are removed by using a push button that has an Activity LED light. When the LED light is green, you can eject the disk. But the LED lights stopped working. Sometimes the Green will illuminate, sometimes it won't. That leads to confusion about whether or not it's safe to eject the disk. You know, I really want to like the G-Dock. Everything worked Great for the first few months - no problems at all. Unfortunately by writing a bad review, less people will buy, giving G-Tech less incentive to improve it and fix problems - which will leave me with not one but two frustrating G-Docks. (You can daisy chain up to 6) Is one G-Dock machine working better than the other? I don't know yet. I'm spending more time trouble shooting than actually working with my photos.

 
2.0

Disappointed with RAID

By

from Hawaii

This product has required too many support calls to G-Tech. I bought the G-Dock because I want several copies of my photos on different drives to store in multiple locations. First problem: I thought G-Dock would allow two drives in RAID 1 mirrored, then allow removal of one drive and insertion of drive #3 to create RAID 1 with master drive #1. It won't work, and G-Tech says that's because Mac's Disk Utility has a problem adding a 3rd disk to a RAID. That's the first red flag, because the G-Drives that fit in the G-Dock are factory formatted to work with Macs. So why is the Disk Utility a problem? (If they were designed to work with Windows then I could understand.) Second problem: My RAID disks keep degrading, or even failing. That means the info/photos on the disk is lost. G-Tech says data is probably still on the drive, but system thinks it is degraded, so I have to rebuild RAID anyway. To avoid this problem, G-Tech says I have to make sure the unit is turned off before inserting the drives. Well, the on-off switch is a push button that does not light up to indicate whether it is on or off. And even when I know for sure that unit is turned off, the LED light will illuminate when I insert a drive. It's not supposed to do that if the unit is off. So I've resorted to plugging and unplugging the unit to make sure that it's really on or off. Sheesh. And besides, doesn't "hot swappable" mean that drives can be inserted and ejected while machines are on??? Third problem: Both drives are removed by using a push button that has an Activity LED light. When the LED light is green, you can eject the disk. But the LED lights stopped working. Sometimes the Green will illuminate, sometimes it won't. That leads to confusion about whether or not it's safe to eject the disk. You know, I really want to like the G-Dock. Everything worked Great for the first few months - no problems at all. Unfortunately by writing a bad review, less people will buy, giving G-Tech less incentive to improve it and fix problems - which will leave me with not one but two frustrating G-Docks. (You can daisy chain up to 6) Is one G-Dock machine working better than the other? I don't know yet. I'm spending more time trouble shooting than actually working with my photos.

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j e  Will this work with a PC?
Andrew R  The drive(s) would need to be reformatted for use with Windows based PCs. Thunderbolt appears to be limited mostly to select Mac computers at this time.
Shopper  With this sale, does it mean that we get 4 G-Drives ev?
D G  YEP!!
Paul C  I have an iMac with one Thuderbolt connection. I notice the G-Tech Dock ev has two thunerbolt connections. Is there an adapter that would allow me to use the two connections on this unit to the one on my iMac?
Andrew R  I'm not sure I understand your question. I believe that the additional Thunderbolt port on this device is used to daisy chain additional units.

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