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G-Tech unveils G-Safe, G-Play, G-Drive, G-SATA

updated 12:05 pm EST, Tue January 11, 2005

G-Tech intros G-Safe, more

today introduced G-Safe, a new line of fail-safe FireWire 800 RAID systems, G-Play a personal multimedia player that lets you take your movie, music and photo libraries with you wherever you go, G-Drive mini, a new line of portable storage solutions for people on the go, and G-SATA, a new line of serial ATA (SATA) external storage solutions.

G-Tech today introduced G-Safe, a new line of fail-safe FireWire 800 RAID systems. G-Safe is equipped with an on-board hardware RAID 1 controller that seamlessly mirrors data to provide the user with fail-safe operation and peace of mind. Should a disk failure occur, the data stored on G-Safe remains intact. Swapping out a failed drive in G-Safe is very simple and results in an automatic rebuild of the array. G-Safe sports a high-speed FireWire 800 interface for fast data transfers and is available in useable storage capacities up to 400 GB. G-Safe will be available in February with list prices starting at $400.



G-Tech also introduced G-Play a personal multimedia player that lets you take your movie, music and photo libraries with you wherever you go. G-Play holds up to 20 full quality DVD movies, over 100 DivX videos, up to 25,000 songs and over 1,000,000 VGA quality digital photos. It is simple to download content from your computer to G-Play and then play it on any TV. G-Play also doubles as an external hard drive for your data files. G-Play plays many video formats including MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 (DivX, etc.). G-Play also plays your personal DVD movies (ISO format) as if they were playing from the original DVD at full quality and with full DVD functionality (with menus, fast forward, pause, etc.). G-Play supports popular music formats including WAV and MP3 and also plays JPG digital photo files. G-Play will be available in February starting at $260.



Additionally, G-Tech unveiled its G-Drive mini, a new line of portable storage solutions ideal for people on the go. G-Drive mini is equipped with the latest high-performance FireWire and USB interfaces and features a unique "fan-less" cooling system designed to silently dissipate heat for superior reliability and data integrity. Weighing in at less than 9 oz., G-Drive mini is the ultra-portable and stylish way to travel with up to 100 GB of storage space for your important documents, MP3s, digital video and digital photo files. G-Drive mini is bus powered, eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. G-Drive mini is available in 60, 80 and 100 GB capacities. G-Drive mini will be available in February starting at $180.



Finally, G-Tech introduced G-SATA, a new line of serial ATA (SATA) external storage solutions. G-SATA is designed to support professional content creation workflows in which performance and reliability are paramount. G-SATA features the latest serial ATA (SATA) disk technology for ultra high data transfer rates. The 7200 or 10,000 RPM drives in G-SATA may be formatted individually or configured as a software RAID to support demanding applications including audio and video editing. G-SATA is equipped with a small and quiet fan to ensure reliable operation and comes complete with cables and a 2-port SATA PCI adapter with external SATA connectors. G-SATA will be available in February with prices starting at $400.



Visit G-Tech at Macworld SF 2005, Booth #1548.




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