Glyphâ€™s newest addition to the GT
Series family, and launched at the show, is the the GT 062. It's a two drive tabletop designed for
professional audio and video applications, and supports three drive modes through the
use of a rear-panel switch: JBOD, Spanning, and RAID 0 (striping). Building upon the
success of Glyphâ€™s highly regarded GT 060BR, the new GT 062 offers SATA drive
technology, more connectivity options, and multiple configuration options, all in a smaller
Hereâ€™s what Glyph have to say about it in their own wordsâ€¦
The GT 062 takes the concept of the GT 060BR RAID and updates it with todayâ€™s
highest performing components. First, it uses Oxfordâ€™s new 924 chip which supports
SATA drive mechanisms. Faster than traditional Parallel ATA (PATA) drives, Seagateâ€™s
SATA drives incorporate Native Command Queuing (NCQ). An algorithm that cuts down
on extra arm motion, NCQ dynamically reschedules and reorders commands so the
heads travel less over the platters of the drive. Built into the drive, NCQ improves
efficiency and allows more data to be streamed from the drive.
The GT 062 uses a rear-panel selector switch to choose between its three internal drive
configurations: JBOD, Spanning, and RAID 0 (striping). In JBOD mode, the two drives
are seen by the computer as two single volumes. In spanning mode, drives are seen as
one large volume. When the first drive fills to the limit, data is then written to the second
drive. RAID 0 (striping) is designed to increase the performance of the drive system.
Drives are seen as one large volume, and the built-in RAID 0 controller distributes the
I/O burden by reading and writing data from both drives at the same time. RAID 0 is a
proven technology for editing video, working with huge graphics files, sound libraries,
and streaming instruments that play back hundreds of samples simultaneously.
The back panel of the GT 062 features four ports for multiple connectivity options - two
FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and one USB 2.0. When connected via FireWire 800,
the GT 062 has a data transfer rate of over 80MB/sec. GT 062 includes a FW800 cable
and a FW400 cable, and can be rack mounted with Glyphâ€™s optional rack kit.
with capacities of up to 1.5TB, it is constructed with durable stainless steel, and has an
internal power supply and quiet fan. For additional protection during transporting, the GT
062 includes a hard-shell plastic carrying case. Like all members of the GT Series, the
GT 062 internal frame is constructed with sound-dampening metal to absorb drive
vibration and reduce unwanted noise.
Backed by Glyphâ€™s legendary service and technical support, all GT Series enclosures
are covered under warranty for three years. Hard drives come standard with an
additional Overnight Advance Replacement warranty in the first year.
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