G-Technology has joined the external storage race with its first external 4TB and 8GB hard drives which is aimed at consumers who demand more storage space than that which their computers allows. The new external hard drives from G-Technology includes the 4TB and a 8TB model which comes equipped with a 4TB Hitachi 7200 RPM drives and it will be available in two variants: the 4TB G-DRIVE and the 8TB G-DRIVE external storage solutions which comes with two drives in RAID 0 configuration.
Both drives comes with an all-aluminum enclosure that acts as a heat sink, the drives also comes with a few options when it comes to connectivity, options such as FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 using a cable, USB 2.0 ports, eSATA port, plus the company also has plans to release G-DRIVE and G-RAID models with Thunderbolt connectivity in Q4 of this year. G-Technology didn’t announce any pricing details regarding the either models but comparing to other drives on the market we are guessing it should be in the range of $300 and $800, respectively.
Update: Just found the G-Technology 4TB model on Amazon for the price of $390.39, couldn’t find the 8TB model though.