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Epiphan Pearl Guide: An 8 Part Series on Pearl and Pearl-2 Live Video Systems

Epiphan Pearl Guide: An 8 Part Series on Pearl / Pearl-2 Live Video Systems

Pearl and Pearl-2 are dynamic all-in-one live video systems that let you sit back and relax with auto-setup or let you customize every aspect of your production. As a result, there are as many different potential Pearl configurations as there are Pearl users!

You can switch, encode, stream and record your productions with ease! Perfect for education, worship and corporate video becuase they don't require elaborate set-up or a skilled operator.

This 8 part guide outlines some of the most common and most interesting things our customers do with Pearl – we call them Pearl plays. Each play outlines specifically what live streams, recordings and video outputs you’ll get plus gives you step-by-step instructions for how to set it up.

  • Get started with the 8 part Epiphan Pearl Guide here:
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 1: Simplicity in Streaming
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 2: Dynamic Live Events
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 3: No Fail Live Streaming
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 4: Effortless Observation
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 5: Outside The Box
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 6: Lower Thirds
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 7: 4K 4-Up Multiview
  • Epiphan Pearl Guide Part 8: Multi-Source Recorder


Start learning more about Epiuphan Pearl/Pearl-2 http://www.videoguys.com/blog/epiphan-pearl-guide-8-part-series-pearl-pearl...

Epiphan Pearl-2 is the easiest way to do 4K live streaming, switching and recording.

Pearl-2 is a powerful live production video mixer that creates stunning live video programs by by combining, encoding, switching and recording up to six video sources and 2 audio sources. With Pearl-2 you can share any kind of video, anytime, anywhere. Effortlessly.

Simple to use with a web-based portal for initial configuration, you get a drag and drop interface to create completely customizable layouts for your live stream. You can choose to keep Pearl-2’s default encoding settings or customize them to meet your exact needs. Control the video recorder and video switcher capabilities via the touch screen or the tablet-friendly Epiphan Live interface.

  • Three live video mixer models
  • Stream 6 HD sources at 30 frames per second
  • CDN and streaming server support
  • Arrange your sources into layouts
  • Add custom branding
  • Switch between layouts while streaming


Posted by: Gary Bettan on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:32:05 am Epiphan, Pearl, video mixing, live streaming, worship, education

Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement Offer FAQ

Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement Offer FAQ

What’s new in Avid Media Composer 8.8?

  • Media Composer | ScriptSync® 2.0 Option support: Automatically sync scenes and takes to your script through phonetic indexing; this updated version of ScriptSync features a more powerful phonetic engine, script line numbering, an updated color palette, and script editing functionality
  • Media Composer | PhraseFind™ 2.0 Option support: Makes finding clips faster and easier through phonetic dialog indexing; this updated version of PhraseFind features a more powerful phonetic engine with support for shorter phoneme phrases, auto-fill in search field, and faster indexing times


Other new features:
  • Video cache in Effects Mode for faster performance
  • Enable bin sharing on storage emulating Avid ISIS®/Avid NEXIS™
  • Timeline Clip Comments


Who qualifies for the limited time Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement offer?

Anyone who currently owns Avid Media Composer v3.0 or higher, Avid Symphony v3.0 or higher or Avid NewsCutter v7.0 or higher, qualifies for this special limited time offer. Note: Avid Meridien and Xpress systems do not qualify.

What do I get with the Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement offer?

Avid Media Composer owners will get the upgrade to the latest Media Composer v8.8 software along with an Avid Standard Support Plan that will allow you to download all updates and upgrades for the next calendar year. Avid Symphony and NewsCutter owners will be upgraded to Media Composer with the corresponding Symphony and/or NewsCutter options.

When I purchase the Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement offer will I still have a Perpetual License or a Subscription?

The Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement offer is for perpetual licenses. If you own a Perpetual License now, this upgrade and reinstatement offer, allows you to “catch-up” with the latest version of the Media Composer software. Your license remains the same ( System ID ) but now you are adding Avid Standard Support with upgrade rights for the next year. At the end of the next year, you may continue to renew your Avid support for $285/year and continue to enjoy the new features and functionality of the application.

Why is this offer so special?

Avid editors who are still on Media Composer v3.x thru v7.x and aren’t on an Avid Support and Upgrade Plan can now get the latest version of Avid Media Composer v8.8 without having to buy a new Perpetual license or a new Subscription. Media Composer v8.8 adds many new features to the editing application.

Avid editors who have been using PhraseFind and/or Script Sync who stayed on an older version of software such as media Composer v6.x, v6.5.x and v7.x can now purchase upgrades to PhraseFind 2.0 and ScriptSync 2.0 as long as they are on the latest version of Avid Media Composer (v8.8). Customers who had the original ScriptSync and PhraseFind that utilized the 25 digit serial #’s are not eligible for the upgrade. This customer would need to purchase new ScriptSync 2.0 and/or PhraseFind 2.0 Options.

What if I currently have an Avid Media Composer license with an active Avid Support Plan?

Great! Then you can download the latest version of Avid Media Composer v8.8 today and will just need to keep your Support and Upgrade plan active at $285/year. Click here for our Avid Support Plan Renewals.

What if I currently have an Academic License?

Academic licenses do not qualify for the Avid Media Composer Upgrade and Reinstatement offer but we can work with you to help you determine the best way to get the latest and greatest Avid software- call us at 800-323-2325. If you still qualify for teacher, student or academic discounts you can purchase a new license for less than this special upgrade offer.


Avid Media Composer Reinstatement Promotion! PhraseFind & ScriptSync are back!!
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER UPGRADE & REINSTATE!
Upgrade from ANY version of Avid Media Composer, Symphony or NewsCutter on sale now for $385
Click here to purchase Media Composer, PhraseFind and/or ScriptSync http://www.videoguys.com/blog/avid-media-composer-upgrade-reinstatement/


Posted by: Gary Bettan on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:17:31 am Avid, Media Composer, PhraseFind, ScriptSync

First Impressions of the revolutionary NewTek TriCaster TC1

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 is a HOMERUN! GRAND SLAM!
The NewTek TriCaster TC1 delivers a level of price, performance, features, technology, expandability and future proofing that has NEVER been seen in the world of live production and streaming. When I first heard about NDI it was two years ago at the NAB show, I was sitting with NewTek CTO and President, Dr. Andrew Cross, and on the back of a napkin he described NDI to me and the impact he felt it would have on the industry. It wasn’t just going to be bigger than 4K, it was going to be a crucial technology to making 4K live production a possibility.

Keep in mind that each 4K input or output requires a total of 4 SDI inputs ganged together, sometimes called Quad SDI. With NDI you would be able to run 4K over GigE straight into or out of your TriCaster or any other device. Plus since NDI is a two way communication protocol you can also control or take control of any NDI device on the network. I was blown away and I agreed with him completely. I had seen the land of NDI and it was just over the rainbow.

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It delivers 4K workflows while leveraging all of Newtek’s technologies – Advanced Edition software, NDI, 3Play’s instant replay, TalkShow’s Skype TX and more into a powerful new rack mounted unit – all for under $20K. It supports not only 4K UHD, but at high frame rates – 2160p60 video!

Disclaimer: I have not actually seen or touched a TC1. The information below is based on what I could glean from the NewTek dealer and channel webcasts, as well as a WebEx presentation we had with the Newtek sales and products team. I will update and correct this article as I learn more.

For just $19,995 the NewTek TriCaster TC1 comes bundled with an all new control surface. The TC1 is just $14,995 ala carte!
http://www.videoguys.com/blog/newtek-tricaster-tc1-firstimpressions/

Let’s take a quick look at what you get for $14,995 with the TriCaster TC1 2RU model:

  • 4K UHD 2160p60 video
  • Single 4K output or 4 3G HD Outs
  • 4 SDI inputs expandable to 12 SDI with NC1 IO Studio I/O Module
  • Total of 16 external inputs (SDI & NDI) with 4 M/E’s
  • 3x Multi-viewers
  • Native IP Processing
  • Integrated TalkShow for bringing in up two 2 remote guests via Skype.
  • Dual streaming simultaneously to 2 different CDNs such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, Twitch and any other CDNs. Or you can stream in two different formats. i.e. wide screen for desktops and vertical for mobile devices.
  • 2 Internal video servers, 2 Graphics Channels, 10 Animation Players, 5 Still Buffers, 30 Clip Players, 4 IsoCorders, Integrated 3Play technology, Integrated TalkShow technology
  • Internal or NDI Graphics plus Virtual sets


16 external inputs for under $15K!!

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 comes with 4 SDI inputs, but it supports a total of up to 16. How is this possible? The magic of NDI! Your 16 inputs can be any combination of SDI or NDI inputs. Need more SDI inputs, get one of the new expansion modules. The NC1IN adds 4 additional SDI inputs, the NC1IO adds a total of 8 SDI ports, that can be configured in any combination of inputs or outputs. Keep in mind that with NDI, you can use another TriCaster as inputs into the TC1, a computer with an NDI compatible capture card, a BirdDog NDI encoder with your exiting SDI/HDMI HD camcorders or one of the new cameras that will have native NDI support (trust me they are coming).

Flexible & Expandable

  • The NewTek TriCaster TC1 is a 2RU unit and is also available in a 3RU model that includes redundant power supply
  • You can choose between the Small USB control surface or the Large more advanced control surface that attaches to your TC1 via Ethernet
  • You can add one or more Studio Input NDI encoder module or Studio I/O 8 input NDI expansion module that allows you to configure each SDI port as your choice of input or output
  • NDI means that your existing TriCasters can be used as NDI sources as well


Your path to a 4K future

  • We all know that in a few years we will be shooting, switching and delivering 4K content
  • We also know we will still be shooting, switching and delivering HD content for the next 5 years
  • These transitions never go as quickly or smoothly as imagined
  • The NewTek TriCaster TC1 gives us a new class of product that supports today’s HD workflows as well as tomorrows 4K ones
  • Most importantly NewTek TriCaster TC1 allows you to migrate at the pace you choose, as your budget allows, as you upgrade your gear and as your audience’s demands evolve.


NewTek TriCaster TC1 Shipping end of April!
Call now to place your oder 800-232-2325 or to request a price quote
http://www.videoguys.com/shop/allbrands/brands-n-q/newtek/tricaster-tc1.htm...


Posted by: Gary Bettan on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:10:31 am NewTek, TriCaster

Introducing our new line up of Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations

We’ve had tremendous success over the past year with our Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations. In anticipation of re-configuring our systems this year, we waited for HP to certify the latest revs of NVIDIA Quadro cards so we could put them in our new builds. They’re ready! We’ve put together 5 killer workstations that deliver a tremendous combination of performance, reliability and stability for video editors of every level and budget.

Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP uses only the best components, and these workstations come optimized for digital content creation. They are easily expandable and upgradable which means you’ll get a longer useful life out of them.

Our approach to these workstations was simple: deliver the highest performing, most balanced solutions we can for each price point. We went back and forth with our team at HP tweaking each build until it met our specifications and target price. It’s all about providing our customers the most bang for the buck!

Additionally, we worked with our tech friends over at Adobe, Avid, Grass Valley and Sony to make sure these systems deliver outstanding results with Premiere Pro, Media Composer, Edius and Vegas Pro.

When configuring a computer for video editing and content creation, we feel the most important thing is balance. The system will only be as strong as its weakest component. Having a single component that is far more powerful than the rest of the configuration is not only a waste of money, it can lead to a less stable and reliable machine. So our custom workstations have CPU, GPU and RAM amounts that optimally support each other.

Before we get into the details of our new custom configurations, I want to highlight two of the most important new features – the new NVIDIA Quadro M-Series cards and the new HP Z Turbo Quad-Pro drive included in our higher end z840 systems.

Chech out the full article and all our new Videoguys Tech Select HP Z Workstations http://www.videoguys.com/blog/videoguys-tech-select-hp-z-workstations/


Posted by: Gary Bettan on Apr 4, 2016 at 12:35:46 pm HP Z Workstations, Videoguys, NLE

G-Technology Evolution Series Workflow – It’s as easy as 1-2-3

Today’s HD and 4K file based workflows require reliable, rugged and high performance video storage wherever you are :

  • In the field & on location

  • Traveling, on the road or in the air

  • In the studio or in the edit bay

  • G-Technology has put together a complete workflow for you utilizing HGST 7200RPM Enterprise class drives the most reliable in the world.

    Step 1 – Copy Your Footage
    Copy your footage from your cameras native media to higher capacity G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RAW or ATC drives while you are still in the field and on the go. You can attach the drives directly to your laptop via USB3 or utilize a G-Technology G-DOCK Thunderbolt G-DOCK solo ordual bay. If you shoot on RED, you can use the new ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition in a G-DOCK to quickly copy your files. You can also use the G-DOCK to make additional copies for on or offsite backups

    Step 2 – Ingest Your Footage
    Ingest your footage from G-DRIVE ev onto high speed G-SPEED Studio XL ev and G-SPEED Shuttle XL ev 8-bay RAID drives. These attach to your computer via Thunderbolt and come configured with 6 drives and two ev drive bays. The 6 drives can be set up in RAID5 for maximum protection and performance. You can ingest from two ev drives at the same time, or ingest from one ev drive and simultaneously copy to a second one and the RAID 5 at the same time!

    Step 3 – Edit Your Footage
    Edit your footage from your Thunderbolt 2 equipped PC or Mac, Desktop or Laptop running your favorite NLE software! Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple FCPX, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Vegas and DiVinci Resolve are all supported. The Thunderbolt 2 super fast connectivity of G-SPEED Studio XL and G-SPEED Shuttle XL using 6 7200RPM Enterprise class drives set up in a RAID5 configuration lets you edit HD, 2K and even 4K footage!

    Whatever your workflows are, G-Technology and Videoguys have a solution.
    Don’t miss out on this GREAT DEAL

    Buy any G-SPEED Studio XL or Shuttle XL and get 1, 2, 3, or 4 G-DRIVE ev mo...
    This offer is not able to be combined with any other offer. All products must be purchased by April 1, 2016


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:19:58 pm Storage, G-Technology

    Teradek VidiU Pro is your Must Have Tool for Professional Live Streaming

    Many videographers and companies are now delivering Live Streaming of events, sports, weddings, plays, graduation ceremonies, training sessions, news reporting and promotions. With free or very affordable CDNs like YouTube Live, UStream, Twitch LiveStream, Wowza or any RTMP server you can easily deliver your live content to any number of people, all over the world. All you need is a camera, an encoder and an internet connection.

    But what about when you don’t have a good internet connection? Maybe you are in the middle of a ball field or shooting at an outdoor gazebo behind the chapel or you find yourself in the bleachers of a high school football field for graduation? What if you get to the recital hall or auditorium only to find that there isn’t wired internet and/or the WiFi coverage is sketchy at best? Maybe you arrive at the church only to find that someone changed the IP address for the server or the settings on the firewall?

    What do you do?
    As the saying goes – the show must go on. The Teradek VidiU Pro is the essential tool that solves all these problems and makes sure that you can deliver your live stream as Teradek VidiU Propromised, regardless of the internet connectivity issues the location may hit you with. With Teradek’s latest ShareLink™ technology and VidiU Pro, you guarantee the bandwidth needed to stream your HD content from anywhere, to everywhere. ShareLink lets you use up to 4 iPhones or internet connections to deliver the combined bandwidth you need for Live HD streaming, even with poor cell service.

    How Does it Work?
    bonded-phonesThe ShareLink allows you to achieve maximum bandwidth and ultimate reliability by bonding multiple internet connections from different sources. You can bond up to 4 internet connections into a single connection. Bonding is a technology that broadcasters have been using for years to upload and deliver their content. read the full guide

    http://www.videoguys.com/blog/teradek-vidiu-pro-must-have-tool-for-professi...


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:03:49 am teradek, VidiU

    Tech Update: DIY 11 & System Recommendations for Video Editing

    We’ve published two new articles on our website that we hope Creative COW members will want to read and bookmark. Our latest DIY build is DIY 11 and it is a creaming fast machine capable of 4K work. Our recommended systems page has been updated to include all the latest guidance for buying and configuring a workstation or computer for video editing. Each of the guides now includes a video you can watch for even more information. http://www.videoguys.com/blog/computer-hardware/videoguys-tech-update-diy-1...

    Videoguys’ DIY 11: How to Build an Affordable Editing & Streaming Workstation with Balanced Components for the Best Performance
    For more than 10 years Videoguys.com, one of the world’s leading resellers of video editing and production equipment, has been publishing DIY articles as a service to customers. These guides will help you choose the best system components for your non-linear editing workstation.

    Our new tech guy, Scott Smith, has completed our much anticipated new DIY11 build. It’s a screamer! The goal was to put together a top notch NLE & Streaming machine for around $1,500. Scott did the research and the build is complete and tested. Holy smokes! This machine runs lightning fast, the case is whisper quiet and the NLE performance is superb. Great job Scott! http://www.videoguys.com/blog/computer-hardware/diy11/


    Videoguys’ System Recommendations for Video Editing
    For almost 20 years we’ve been posting and updating our recommended computer specs for Video editing. Combined with our DIY articles, Videoguys has become the go to resource on the web for this vital information. Of course we also have live people here who are available to answer all your video editing questions and recommend the right gear and software for your needs and budget.

    We get asked all the time, “What computer system should I use for Video Editing?”

    So, we created this page to give you some basic guidelines. Every month computers get more powerful and less expensive, so the recommendations on this page could become outdated very quickly. We will try our best to keep it up to date but if you see something that doesn’t look right or if you’re configuring a system that may be somewhat different please e-mail (techguy@videoguys.com) or call the Videoguys at 800-323-2325 and we’d be happy to review your plans. We want to help you make sure you have everything you need to edit and produce great videos. http://www.videoguys.com/blog/computer-hardware/videoguys-april-2015-update...

    Videoguys Tech Select HPz Workstations for Professionals
    Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP uses only the best components, and these workstations come optimized for digital content creation. They are easily expandable and upgradable which means you’ll get a longer useful life out of them.

    The new HP z840 is the power users choice, and the best dual Xeon solution on the market. We like the z440 single Xeon machines for professionals who don’t require as much horsepower, but demand the same level of reliability and stability. If you are a power user on a budget, the z640 can be upgraded to a second Xeon processor down the road. http://www.videoguys.com/blog/computer-hardware/videoguys-tech-select-hpz-w...

    I hope you find these articles useful.

    Gary


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on May 20, 2015 at 7:59:57 am NLE Worksations, computers

    Videoguys Tech Select HPz Workstations for Professionals



    Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP uses only the best components, and these workstations come optimized for digital content creation. They are easily expandable and upgradable which means you’ll get a longer useful life out of them.

    The new HP z840 is the power users choice, and the best dual Xeon solution on the market. We like the z440 single Xeon machines for professionals who don’t require as much horsepower, but demand the same level of reliability and stability. If you are a power user on a budget, the z640 can be upgraded to a second Xeon processor down the road.

    When it comes to stability, reliability and performance HP workstations set the bar by which all others are judged. They are more expensive then a DIY build, but you get what you pay for. These workstations use the highest quality components and are designed for heavy duty editing environments. If you want the best, HP workstations are up for the test. If you’re building a professional post facility, HP z series workstations are the only way to go!

    Videoguys’ Tech Select machines have all been built for superior performance with Avid, Adobe, Grass Valley EDIUS and Sony Vegas NLE software as well as Sorenson Squeeze desktop encoding software and Telestream Wirecast for live production and streaming.

    Give our tech’s Scott & Eric a call 800-323-2325 for answers to all of your HP workstation questions. They can customize any of these machines with more RAM, better Quadro graphics cards and Xeon processors with more cores. They are here to help guide you into the best possible HP workstation & NLE solution for your budget.

    Check out Videoguys Tech Select HP Z Workstations


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Mar 10, 2015 at 7:18:07 am Workstation, Videoguys

    Black Friday Sales Announced at Videoguys.com

    Free Shipping and 5% Off all orders plus a free gift with purchase on orders over $500 now through Cyber Monday http://www.videoguys.com/VideoguysSpecials/This-Weeks-Special.aspx



    Glen Cove, NY – Videoguys.com has been one of the leading sources for video editing and production equipment for more than 25 years and has built a reputation for having great prices all year round but, like many others, they kick off the holiday shopping season with the best deals of the year. Black Friday has become a holiday shopping tradition in the U.S. and seems to get a little bit longer every year. This year, the Videoguys’ Black Friday specials have already started and will run through Cyber Monday December 1st. These specials include free shipping and a 5% off coupon (code BF2014) on all orders, plus a free gift with orders of $500 or more! Videoguys.com partnered with incase to offer a free Portable Power 2500 smartphone power pack – a $49.95 value.

    Gary Bettan, President of Videoguys.com said "We will be home with our families from Thanksgiving Day through next Monday but always enjoy putting together these great deals that will be available all weekend. I use my incase Portable Power charger all the time - it's saved the day for me numerous times. It’s our way of giving thanks for our customers.”

    Videoguys Black Friday Specials include:

    • A special edition Sony Vegas Pro Suite + featuring the new HitFilm Pro 3 and other software available for a limited time only
    • $100 off Sorenson Squeeze Standard or Pro or 25% off any Sorenson Squeeze Upgrade
    • 30% off any Boris FX software title including upgrades and Avid programs
    • 30% off select NewBlue FX bundles including the new Filters Ultimate, Stylizers Ultimate and Transitions Ultimate
    • Introductory Special on iZotope Iris 2 plus special Holiday Bundles at new low prices
    • Teradek instant rebates including $500 off Bolt Pro 300 or 600, $250 off any Cube, $500 off any Cubelet bundle and $150 off Teradek Clip
    • 10% off the new Tiffen Dfx 4 programs including the standalone, Photo, Video and new OFX Standard and Pro versions
    • Plus special offers from Avid, Adobe, HP, G-Technology and more



    The sales and promotions run through “Cyber” Monday, December 1st at 11:59pm so there is still an opportunity to speak with a Videoguys sales person prior to placing an order by calling 800-323-2325.


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:40:30 am Videoguys, BlackFriday

    What Makes the New G-Technology RAIDs w Removable Drives Better?

    The G-RAID® with removable drives includes HGST Ultrastar™ Enterprise-class Hard Drives

    • Enterprise-class HDDs are rated for 24/7 operation in mission critical environments, while desktop grade drives are intended for low impact workloads.
    • Enterprise-class HDDs have Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS), which optimizes them for use in multi-drive environments.
    • Ultrastar™ products are specifically designed, manufactured and tested to meet the demanding environments found in global data centers and enterprises.
    • HGST Ultrastar™ enterprise-class HDDs are the most reliable hard drives available. They have an industryleading 2 million hours Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)1 rating. Other vendor’s 7200 RPM enterprise-class drives offer only 1.2 or 1.4 million hours MTBF ratings, what’s worse, they don’t leverage them in their own retail products, choosing instead to build their products using lower quality desktop-grade drives.


    The G-RAID® with removable drives adds user-configurable RAID settings.

    While the Gen4 and Gen5 versions of the G-RAID® are also hardware RAIDs, they are hardwired in RAID 0 (striping) for performance. The G-RAID® with removable drives ships in RAID 0 (striping), but can also be configured in RAID 1 (mirroring) for data protection or (on Mac only) in JBOD.

    The G-RAID® with removable drives has removable drives.

    It may seem obvious, as it’s in the name, but having removable drives gives you the ability to very easily swap a drive out in the unlikely event of a drive failure. Further, the drive modules used in the G-RAID® with removable drives are the same as those used in the G-RAID® Studio with Thunderbolt™ and the GSPEED ® Studio with Thunderbolt™, so someone using a combination of these products, as long as they are all populated with drives of the same capacity, only needs to purchase one drive module if they want to keep a spare on hand.

    The G-RAID® with removable drives is faster.

    We’ve upgraded the chipset in the new G-RAID® with removable drives to enable faster performance. While the Gen4 and Gen5 versions of the GRAID ® maxed out at transfer speeds of up to 250MB/sec, the 4TB and 8TB capacities of the G-RAID® with removable drives are 20% faster, with transfer speeds of up to 300MB/sec in RAID 0 (striping). The 12TB capacity is even faster, with performance in RAID 0 (striping) of up to 330MB/sec.

    The G-RAID® with removable drives has USB 3.0, FW800, and eSATA.

    With previous versions of the G-RAID®, you could not get USB 3.0 and eSATA on the same unit. If you needed eSATA, you’d have to choose the Gen4 version, and, if you needed USB 3.0, you’d have to choose the Gen5 version. The G-RAID® with removable drives has both of these interfaces, in addition to FW800.

    read more and learn more follow this link

    Gary


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:09:18 am G-Tech, Storage

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