New Desktop G-Drive with capacity upto 22TB

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There is a new G-Drive from Sandisk Professional that uses the 22TB Ultrastar hard drive (the highest capacity hard drive currently available). Sandisk Professional (which used to be called G-tech) is known among media professionals as a high-speed, high-capacity drive.

What is the new G-Drive ( 4TB to 22TB).

Well, there are too many G-Drives in the existing product lineup. Sandisk Professional refers to its 'single drives' as G-Drive. The multiple drives are referred to as G- RAID.

So there are portable G-drives (G-Drive ArmorATD, G-Drive SSD, G-Drive Pro SSD, G-Drive Armorlock SSD), and there are desktop G-drives that use enterprise-class 3.5" ultrastar drives (G-Drive and G-Drive Pro).

The new G-Drive is best compared to the existing desktop G-Drives. The current desktop G-Drives are available with capacities of up to 18 TB, but WD makes Ultrastar drives with capacities of up to 22 TB, so it was natural to expect either an upgrade to the existing series or the introduction of a new series.

 

The main specifications of the new G-Drive


- WD Ultrastar Enterprise hard drives inside with 7200 RPM
- USB-C port, USB-3 interface (not Thunerbolt 3).
- Features a stackable, anodized aluminum enclosure
- Desktop drive (3.5" Ultrastar drive inside).
- Part number starts with SDPHF1A . This is the only way to honestly distinguish one G-Drive from another.

A Thunderbolt3 drive  next?

We hope that there will soon be a G-Drive Pro with similar capacity, but with Thunderbolt3 interface. Currently the highest capacity Desktop G-Drive with Thunerbolt3 is 18TB.  There is no reason WD will not make their latest 22TB ultratar drive available for these enclosures .

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New Sandisk Professional Part numbers ( and corresponding G-Tech old part numbers)

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Now that WD has rebranded the G-Tech drives to Sandisk Professional, there are some new part numbers and some product changes. We list some of the most notable changes here

  • WD no longer uses 10TB, 14TB drives. That means no more 20 TB, 28TB in 2 Bays, no more 40TB, 56TB in 4 Bays and no more 80TB and 112TB in 8 Bays
  • The naming is now much more logical. The number of drives used is now indicated ( GRAID 2 = 2 drives, Shuttle 4 = 4 Bays, Shuttle 8 = 8 Bays). Interface available is dropped from product name.
  • G-Speed does not seem to exist anymore. They now call it G- RAID Shuttle
  • G-Drive Thunderbolt3 has become G- Drive Pro
  • There are now 2 new Professional card readers in the product lineup

Here is a table with all the changes.

Old Series New Series New Capacity (TB) Obsolete Capacity
G-RAID G-RAID 2 8,12,24,36 10 x 2 = 20TB
14x 2 = 28TB
G-Speed Shuttle G-RAID Shuttle 4 24,48,72 40 x 4 = 40TB
14 x 4 = 56TB
G-Speed Shuttle XL G-RAID Shuttle 8 48,96,144

10 x 8 = 80TB
14 x 8 = 112TB

G-Speed Shuttle SSD G-RAID Shuttle SSD 8, 16, 32 -
G-Drive USB G1 G-Drive 4,6,12,18 10TB, 14TB
G-Drive Thunderbolt3 G-Drive PRO 4,6,12,18 10TB, 14TB

The Full Line up of Sandisk Professional Drives now is as follows

Part Number PRODUCT DESCRIPTION INTERFACE
SDPH81G-005T-GBAND G-DRIVE ARMORATD 5TB USB 3.1
SDPH81G-004T-GBAND G-DRIVE ARMORATD 4TB USB 3.1
SDPH81G-002T-GBAND G-DRIVE ARMORATD 2TB USB 3.1
SDPH81G-001T-GBAND G-DRIVE ARMORATD 1TB USB 3.1
SDPS11A-002T-GBANB G-DRIVE SSD 2TB USB 3.1
SDPS11A-001T-GBANB G-DRIVE SSD 1TB USB 3.1
SDPS11A-500G-GBANB G-DRIVE SSD 500GB USB 3.1
SDPS51F-002T-GBANB G-DRIVE PRO SSD 2TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPS51F-001T-GBANB G-DRIVE PRO SSD 1TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPS51F-500G-GBANB G-DRIVE PRO SSD 500GB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPS41A-004T-GBANB G-DRIVE ARMORLOCK SSD 4TB USB 3.2
SDPS41A-002T-GBANB G-DRIVE ARMORLOCK SSD 2TB USB 3.2

Desktop G- Drive Pro ( Earlier G-Drive Thunderbolt3)


SDPH51J-018T-MBAAD G-DRIVE PRO 18TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH51J-012T-MBAAD G-DRIVE PRO 12TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH51J-006T-MBAAD G-DRIVE PRO 6TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH51J-004T-MBAAD G-DRIVE PRO 4TB THUNDERBOLT 3

Desktop G-Drive ( Earlier G-Drive USB-C)

SDPH91G-018T-MBAAD G-DRIVE 18TB USB 3.1
SDPH91G-012T-MBAAD G-DRIVE 12TB USB 3.1
SDPH91G-006T-MBAAD G-DRIVE 6TB USB 3.1
SDPH91G-004T-MBAAD G-DRIVE 4TB USB 3.1


G-RAID 2 ( Earlier G-RAID)

SDPH62H-036T-MBAAD G-RAID 2 36TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH62H-024T-MBAAD G-RAID 2 24TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH62H-012T-MBAAD G-RAID 2 12TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH62H-008T-MBAAD G-RAID 2 8TB THUNDERBOLT 3


G-RAID Shuttle 4 ( Earlier G-Speed Shuttle)

SDPH34H-072T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE 4 72TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH34H-048T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE 4 48TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH34H-024T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE 4 24TB THUNDERBOLT 3


G-RAID Shuttle 8 ( Earlier G-Speed Shuttle XL)

SDPH48H-144T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE 8 144TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH48H-096T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE 8 96TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPH48H-048T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE 8 48TB THUNDERBOLT 3


G-RAID Shuttle SSD ( Earlier G-Speed Shuttle SSD)

SDPS24H-032T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE SSD 32TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPS24H-016T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE SSD 16TB THUNDERBOLT 3
SDPS24H-008T-MBAAB G-RAID SHUTTLE SSD 8TB THUNDERBOLT 3


Professional Card-Reader ( New Product)

SDPR2E8-0000-GBAND PRO-READER CFast USB-C
SDPR1F8-0000-GBAND PRO-READER CFexpress USB-C

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