G-Technology, Inc. Introduces Next Generation Quad Interface External Storage Solutions


New G-DRIVE™ “Q” provides up to 500 GB of high-performance media storage with universal FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA Connectivity

Last Updated: August 30, 2005 9:47 pm GMT
(Santa Monica, CA, August 30, 2005) G-Technology, Inc. (G-Tech), a leading supplier of innovative disk storage solutions for Macs and PCs, announced today that the company has utilized Oxford Semiconductors’ 924 chipset in its new quad-interfaced G-DRIVE Q. The system is the latest addition to the hugely popular line of external disk solutions that include the award winning G-RAID™ and G-DRIVE mini.

G-DRIVE Q offers the ultimate in flexibility by providing users with FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA ports all in a single unit. G-DRIVE Q integrates Hitachi’s new 7K500 SATA II Deskstar® hard disk drives for storage capacities up to 500 GB.

“G-Tech’s mission is to provide the best looking, best performing and most reliable storage solutions for personal computers. Our phenomenal growth over the past year is an indication that this mission has struck a cord in the marketplace,” commented Roger Mabon, President of G-Technology, Inc. “I am thrilled to unveil our latest innovation called G-DRIVE Q which incorporates Oxford’s next-gen 924 bridge chip and the latest high-performance SATA II disk drives from Hitachi.”

Oxford Semiconductor’s VP of Marketing Mark Glover noted, “Consumer demand for high performance and fully featured external storage is dramatically increasing and Oxford Semiconductor has launched a range of high performance SATA based bridge chips to support this. As the performance of the latest hard disk drives far exceeds the capability of USB2.0, faster interfaces are required and G-Tech’s G-Drive Q is one of the first of a new wave of innovative SATA based external storage products which supports not only the ubiquitous USB and FW400, but also high speed FW800 and eSATA interfacing.”

G-DRIVE Q features:
• Oxford 924 DSB chipset
• Capacities up to 500 GB using Hitachi 7200 RPM SATA II drives
• (2) FireWire 800 ports, (1) FireWire 400 port
• (1) USB 2.0 port
• (1) eSATA port
• Stylish all aluminum enclosure with integrated heat sink
• Two-year factory warranty.

Pricing and Availability
G-DRIVE Q will be available in September 2005 with prices (US list) starting at $229. Pre-orders are now being accepted by G-Tech and its authorized resellers. Visit G-Tech on the web at http://www.g-technology.com to find a reseller near you.

About G-Technology, Inc.
G-Technology, Inc. is a leading supplier of innovative external disk storage solutions
for Macs and PCs. The company configures its products using the highest quality storage and semiconductor components to support demanding user environments. G-Tech is located in the Santa Monica Studio District in sunny Southern California, and has manufacturing facilities there and in the Far East. Headquarters is located at 1653 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Tel: (310) 449-4599,
Fax: (310) 449-4670, Web: www.g-technology.com


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