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G-Tech G-RAID mini2 SSD


$2,500.00 Released March, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Two solid state drives inside. Can be used in RAID 0 (Performance) or RAID 1 (Safe) formation. Can withstand 1500 G's of shock while operating. Very fast read/write speeds.

The Cons:Very expensive.

The G-Tech G-RAID mini2 SSD is an external solid state hard drive which comes in 256GB and 512GB capacity. Two drives are contained inside the unit which can operate as one whole drive (RAID 0, 'Performance') or as two mirror drives (RAID 1, 'Safe').

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Performance mode means twice the available space and faster operation, while Safe mode only gives you access to one drive, as it creates a backup of all data on the second drive for safety. G-Tech have retained the usual 'Quad' of connection options with this drive including 3Gbit eSATA, Firewire 800, Firewire 400, and USB 2.0. An AC adapter is included for instances where laptop or USB power is not enough. The G-RAID mini2 SSD is made from lightweight aluminum, which not only compliments the look of Mac G5 computers but acts as a heat sink as well. There is an internal cooling fan as well which is necessary since there are two drives. Being a solid state drive, there are no moving parts or magnetic disks but rather a series of chips. This has improved shock resistance and overall speed dramatically and is quickly becoming more popular especially with mobile computers. As of now, unfortunately, solid state drives are quite expensive and still only available to those who can afford it.

Features

  • 2 Solid State(SSD) drives with switchable RAID 0 and RAID 1 mode
  • 256GB and 512GB capacity
  • 1500 G shock resistance while operating
  • 3Gbit eSATA, Firewire 800, Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 connections
  • A/C connection (adapter included)
  • Cooling fan with aluminum heat sink enclosure
  • Dimensions: 5.875" x 3.25" x 1.5" / 149 x 83 x 38 mm
  • Leather carrying case and all necessary cables included

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    Two solid state drives inside. Can be used in RAID 0 (Performance) or RAID 1 (Safe) formation.

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    Can withstand 1500 G's of shock while operating

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    Very fast read/write speeds

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    Internal cooling fan with aluminum heat sink chassis

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    Very expensive

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