has introduced four follow-ups to the G-Drive the company unveiled in November: the G-Safe line of FireWire 800 RAID systems; G-Play, a personal multimedia player; G-Drive mini, a diminutive version of the G-Drive that weighs less than nine ounces; and G-SATA, a line of serial ATA external hard drives. All of them will ship next month; product pages were not available on the G-Technology Web site as MacCentral posted this article.
G-Safe features an on-board hardware RAID 1 controller that mirrors data, providing fail-safe operation, and can hold up to 400GB of data. When failed drives are replaced, it auto-rebuilds the array. Prices will start at US$399.
G-Technology hasn’t provided storage capacity numbers for the G-Play yet, but it did state that the player will be able to hold “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.” Like other hard drive-based media players, it can double as an external drive when hooked to a Mac via its USB 2.0 port. The G-Play features composite, S-Video, SCART RGB, YPbPr and VGA connectivity and comes with an infrared remote control and AV, coaxial audio and USB cables. Prices will start at $259.
G-Drive mini will be available in 60GB, 80GB and 100GB capacities with connectivity options that include two FireWire 800 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port, one FireWire 400 and one USB 2.0 port or one USB 2.0 port. It’s bus-powered no matter which interface is used. Prices will start at $179.
G-SATA features 7200 or 10000 rpm drives with 8MB caches and total storage capacity up to 800GB. The two-drive system includes a two-port SATA PCI card with the necessary cables. Prices will start at $399.