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Jan 27, 2013 9:52 AM

I'm going a little crazy.  All the G-Tech drives I'm buying have problems.  I'm able to return most of them.


1.  G-Drive 4TB  This is the one I'm probably going to keep.  But it makes a sound like its spinning up when its accessed.  Frequently. 

And sometimes you have to wait til it spins at top speed to do things.  I'm not happy about this noise.


2.  GRAID 1.   Went dead.  Returned.


3.  GRAID 2.  Just this morning the Mac said "can't repair drive".  All I could do is reformat.  This is going back.


4. GRAID 3.  This one stops a copy when it's being copied to.  "can't do it."  Then you pick up where you left off.  This is going back.


I'd send the first one, the G-Drive back but I need a drive to hold stuff and it'll be past the time for return.  Unless I finesse it.


I like G-RAIDS and I have had success with smaller ones for many years.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Decklink Extreme HD 3D PCIe card
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:14 PM (in response to Chris Howe)

    I gave up on G-Raid a few years ago after problems and lackadaisical support.


    After that I moved to Caldigit and have no complaints.


    That said, neither g-raid or caldigit make hard drives - just the enclosures. It could just be a bad run of drives. The real issue is how the enclosure company deals with it.


    Good luck.



  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (13,025 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:49 PM (in response to Chris Howe)

    GTech underwent a change in ownership a few years back. The drives I owned "back when" were excellent. Some issues since then,




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