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12 • Storage Solutions • March 2013 G-Tech offers new hard drive support, upgrades G-Speed CULVER CITY — G-Tech ( is now shipping its popular G-Drive mini and G-RAID mini exter- nal storage solutions with new, high-quality 1TB, 2.5-inch 7,200RPM hard disk drives from HGST. The new Travelstar drive is the first and, according to the company, boasts 7,200RPM performance in PCMark Vantage testing. Delivering up to 136MB/s performance, the G-Drive mini is designed for users demanding high performance and high capacity from their portable storage device. The G- RAID mini is suitable for video, still shooters or editors work- ing on location. In addition, G-Tech has announced that its G-Speed RAID external storage solutions now come equipped with 4TB HGST Ultrastar drives, high capacity and reliable enter- prise-class hard disk drives. With 7,200RPM performance, 64MB cache and the highest 2.0 million-hour mean-time- between-failure HDD specification, the G-Speed family (G- Speed Q, G-Speed eS and G-Speed eS Pro) is designed with the post workflow in mind. Storage News CalDigit offers discounts to schools, students PLACENTIA, CA — A new program from CalDigit offers ma- jor discounts on its storage solutions for film schools and individual students to help equip tomorrow's talent with professional tools. The discount for film schools and stu- dents is 15 percent off MSRP/RRP pricing. All interested film schools will be given expert ad- vice from CalDigit's customer support teams about the products that best meet their needs. CalDigit has been providing storage solutions to content creators for more than 10 years, and its partner companies are some of the leading hardware and software vendors in the content creation industry. For full terms and conditions regarding the CalDigit Film School Program, visit schoolprogram/filmschool.asp or contact education@ STORAGE SOLUTIONS Sonnet intros xMac mini RAID server bundle, upgrades Tempo IRVINE, CA — Sonnet Technologies ( has intro- duced its xMac mini RAID server bundle, which, with the addition of a video capture card and pro broadcast or editing software (sold separately), transforms a Mac mini into a standalone play out/ingest server. The value-added systems include the xMac mini server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/1U rackmount enclosure for Mac mini with Thunderbolt port. It mounts the Mac inside a specially- designed enclosure containing two PCI Express (PCIe) slots that connect to the computer through its Thunderbolt port, with the Thunderbolt-optimized Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 eSATA controller card plus the Fusion R400S RAID 1U rackmount, four-drive hardware RAID 5 SATA storage system. The xMac mini RAID server is available without drives and in 8TB, 12TB and 16TB configurations starting at $1,595. In other news, Sonnet also has upgraded its Tempo SSD and Tempo SSD Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCIe 2.5-inch SSD cards to support booting in Mac Pro computers (early 2008 models and newer). With this update, users can boot from a Mac Pro even in a RAID 0 configuration with two solid-state drives. Booting is also supported for Windows 7 and 8 computers, as well as Server 2008 and 2012 (although not from a RAID drive). Storage Supplement 2013RAV10FINAL READ.indd 12 2/28/13 1:40 PM

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