On the heels of Seagate launching the GoFlex 4TB, the world's first 4 TB hard drive, Hitachi has introduced a 4TB hard disk drive (HDD). The drives come as part of a dual drive RAID 0 external storage device, and is marketed as the G-RAID with Thunderbolt. The external RAID storage system includes a G-RAID external case that holds two 4 TB drives for a total capacity of 8 TB, and a Thunderbolt I/O port on the outside of the case.
Hitachi is also planning:
- a single drive 4 TB G-Drive with Thunderbolt
- G-RAID and G-Drive models with eSATA, FireWire 800, and USB 2.0 ports
The new G-RAID with Thunderbolt is compatible out of the box with Mac OS X operating systems, but with a simple re-format can support Windows systems, as well.
Seagate and Hitachi: Trailblazers in Storage Capacity
The new G-Drive with Thunderbolt from Hitachi marks a huge landmark in storage devices, since it's the world's largest RAID drive. As industry leaders Seagate and Hitachi break the 3 TB limit for 3.5-inch format hard disk drives, we can expect 2012 to be the year of 4 TB.
Trust 24 Hour Data for 4 TB HDD Data Recovery
While a whopping 8 TB of storage in one device is certainly a groundbreaking achievement, it's important to remember that RAID 0 offers no redundancy within the storage medium. One failed RAID drive could mean the loss of mission critical data.
With a brand new drive, your drive probably won't suffer hard disk failure any time soon. But external drives are also subject to shock damage, water damage, power surges, and other outside accidents that can cause the loss of mission critical -- or expensive or even emotionally valuable -- data.
However, you can rest easy knowing that 24 Hour Data stays up-to-date on all the latest hard drive technology and develops recovery processes for new hard disk drives every day. If your new RAID server fails, don't suffer the loss of 8 TB of data! Call us immediately for your free diagnostic and fast data recovery.