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G-Dock ev review: Thunderbolt speed compromised by dock's slow hard drives

Jeff Sandstoe | Sept. 3, 2013
While the G-Dock ev put some consideration into the design of this storage device, its performance isn't what it could be.

G-Technology plans to tackle this semi-sluggish drive performance in the future with a soon-to-be-released Plus edition of the ev hard drives that they say will be compatible with the G-Dock ev and will reach Thunderbolt-appropriate speeds of 250 MBps when formatted as two separate drives and higher speeds when configured as RAID 0. But, as it currently stands, Thunderbolt speeds on the available G-Dock ev are a little underwhelming.

Bottom line
The G-Dock ev is a decent option for someone looking for extra storage space and portability, rather than performance and speed. The G-Dock's design is attractive, and the ability to use the drives apart from the G-Dock ev as standalones, when not striped together, is a nice feature, but for a $750 price tag we expect a little more performance out of the G-Dock ev.

 

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