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Glyph GT 050Q 500GB Quad Interface Tabletop Hard Drive

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Glyph's fixed-mount tabletop, the GT 050Q, builds upon the success of the original GT 050 and adds FireWire 800, eSATA and USB ports. Designed for high-speed access to audio and video content, while at the same time offering flexible connectivity options, the Glyph GT 050Q hard drive is the highest performing Quad interface drive on the market toda...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Glyph's fixed-mount tabletop, the GT 050Q, builds upon the success of the original GT 050 and adds FireWire 800, eSATA and USB ports. Designed for high-speed access to audio and video content, while at the same time offering flexible connectivity options, the Glyph GT 050Q hard drive is the highest performing Quad interface drive on the market today. The external hard drive is constructed with durable stainless steel and uses tri-laminate sound-damping metal, which absorbs drive vibration before it can get to the chassis. The Glyph GT 050Q comes standard with a three-year warranty that includes overnight advance replacement in the first year.

Features

FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB, eSATA interfaces
Seagate SATA drive mechanism with 8MB cache
Durable Stainless Steel
Tri-laminate Quiet Metal
Internal power supply, no wall wart, internal quiet fan
Rack-mountable (rack-mount kit optional)
3-Year Warranty
2-Year Free Basic Data Recovery
Overnight Advance Replacement
Specifications
Capacity: 500GB
Rotational Speed (RPM): 7200
Interfaces: FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) - One 6-pin port; FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) - Two 9-pin ports; USB 2.0 Hi-speed (device-side) port; eSATA - One port
Bridging Chip: Oxford 924
Average seek time (read): 8 milliseconds
Maximum Transfer Rate: 150MB/sec (1500Mb/sec)
Sustained Transfer Rate: >70MB/sec
Buffer Size (cache): 8 MB
Dimensions: H 1.7" x W 8.6" x D 9.5"
Configuration: Desktop enclosure (rack mount optional)
Weight: 4.3 lbs (2 kg)
Internal Power Supply
Universal 100-240v 50/60 Hz
Content Creation Applications: Qualified with all major audio production packages that support FireWire storage, including Digidesign Pro Tools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase, Apple Logic, MOTU Digital Performer, Cakewalk Sonar, Sony Vegas and more...
Included: 6-Pin FireWire 400 Cable, 9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable IEC Power Cable
Warranty: Full 3 Years, 1 Year Overnight Advance Replace, 2 Years Free Basic Data Recovery

Operating System Compatibility
Apple OS 8.6, 9.X, 10.X
Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Modern Unix-based, Linux, or BSD
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GlyphGT 050Q 500GB Quad Interface Tabletop Hard Drive
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth its price- Glyph is a solid product

By GlypherD00d

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Glyph GT 050Q 500GB Quad Interface Tabletop Hard Drive:

I have had a Project X Glyph 30 GB for years and that was the noisiest thing in the world. Many of my professional engineer friends hated the noise level but this GT 050Q is not even noticeable ...itis so quiet... sure there are cheaper brands out there but none that give you such consistently high track counts and smooth record times with out any chocking on the tracks. If you like smooth performance and quiet confidence-- your studio will love this!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have at any level

By Kevin

from Worcester, MA

Comments about Glyph GT 050Q 500GB Quad Interface Tabletop Hard Drive:

This is an excellent addition to any studio, whether a hobby level home studio or a professional. I use it with Pro Tools and couldn't be happier with the ease and stability it offers. I also use it for other backup needs or large file transfers between computers outside of studio work. It comes with a hard shell carry case that has space for the power cord and interface cables, also comes with Firewire 400 and 800 cables.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best External HD you can buy

By I_M_BA

from Los Angeles, CA.

Comments about Glyph GT 050Q 500GB Quad Interface Tabletop Hard Drive:

This has to be the single most bullet proof external hard drive you can buy. Don't look at the price tag, because I can guarantee if you need a hard drive for audio tracks or plugins, if its not Glyph, your drive will sooner or later shut down and give you "delay write error" messages, and you will have to pay for another. Do yourself a favor, buy this hard drive because hands down its a work horse, and will not EVER break down on you in important sessions, or loading up any sort of program.

 
2.0

Not Better Than Your Typical Hard Drive

By Tony Friday

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Glyph GT 050Q 500GB Quad Interface Tabletop Hard Drive:

I only had the drive for one year (stationary in my studio) before it failed. I sent it in for warranty repair which took a long 4 weeks to be fix and returned. I was promised two weeks, but it seems they somehow they forgot about my repair. I was until I emailed again in the 4rd week, that I received a shipping confirmation. When I got the drive back, my data had been restored. However, the drive is still behaving just as it did right before it died the first time (files not showing until I eject and reconnect the drive, the drive taking a while to be detected, etc.) Overall, in the one year this drive worked, I saw no performance difference in comparison to a normal 500GB hard drive I had for 2 years longer, it was noisier than my other drives, and failed very quickly. The only benefits of this drive are the variety of port types (USB, Firewire, E-sata) and the "free" data recovery when it fails. But for its price, I suggest buying two normal external drives and use one as a daily backup (and you'll be saving money).

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