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Glyph GT 062E Raid Hard Drives

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Glyph GT 062E Raid Hard Drives Glyph Technologies improves on the original GT 062 RAID (that's Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives) by adding an eSATA port with speeds of over 230MB/sec in RAID 0 mode. The onboard Oxford 936 chip provides FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity all at the same time. The GT 062E has two hard drives running inside but you wouldn't know it by its quiet operation.

My two new GT 062E drives now makes four Glyph drive units in my Pro Tools HD Accel rig here at my Tones 4 $ Studios. I figured out long ago that, to assuage my fears of losing record company assets due to a drive failure, I needed the "real deal"--professional level hard drive storage. It might sound cold-hearted but when my friends call me with drive problems, I can only (inwardly) laugh! Why did you trust multiple thousand music projects to a $100 drive you got on sale at a big box store???

The new Glyph drives allow RAID 0 (where all data is spread across multiple drives) and spanning capacities up to 4TB in a tabletop enclosure. I opted to rack mount my RAID drives with the optional kit. I like the front panel LED that blinks red if there is a potential problem and causes its icon to bounce in the MAC's dock. I would then open the Glyph Manager software to see what's going on but this has not happen in the four years I've own my Glyph drives.

The GT 062E is configurable in three drive modes: RAID 0, RAID 1 (the mode I use where all data is "mirrored"--duplicated on the two drives--redundant and safer yet), and Spanning. The GT 062E is the first new product to ship with Glyph Manager 4 software. Glyph Manager 4 is a utility to set up RAID mode, display drive health and any drive errors or rebuild failures. It also measures internal temperature. For much more and pricing, check www.glyphtech.com




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