Fabrik Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of online storage for large files, has acquired G-Technology Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif.�based maker of storage solutions for Apple products. No financial terms were disclosed. Fabrik has raised around $50 million in VC funding from 3i Group, Velocity Interactive Gorup (fka ComVentures) and Intel Capital.
G-Technology, Inc. (www.g-technology.com, G-Tech), a manufacturer of premium storage solutions for the Apple� Mac� community that was acquired today by Fabrik Inc. (www.fabrik.com), announces the industry’s first 1TB portable external storage drive, the G-RAID mini with RAID 0.
Complete with the award winning features of its full-sized G-RAID solution shrunk into a portable system, it’s a screaming device for mobile content creation applications, traveling with large amounts of data, or for audio/video editing while on the road. G-RAID mini features a triple FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interface for universal connectivity to Mac and PC workstations and laptops. The G-RAID mini drives appears to any Mac or PC computer as a single, big and fast disk drive and is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems.
Real world performance matters most when you are on the road, as well as in the office. With the striping speed of RAID 0 combined with the fastest FireWire interface on the market, FireWire 800, the G-RAID mini easily supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of video in Apple Final Cut Pro�, Adobe Premiere� and Avid Xpress Pro�. Marry this with the latest disk storage technology, the new Oxford 924 bridge chipset, and a quiet fan and heat sink, and users are guaranteed reliable operation and long life. Easily transportable and encased in an all-aluminum enclosure, it’s perfect for video editing on the go.
“G-Technology continues to offer the most powerful external storage solutions available,” said Roger Mabon, vice president of sales and marketing for Fabrik’s G-Technology product group. “The G-RAID mini is a perfect addition to our family, as it supports our strong following of creative professionals who need reliable, high capacity, high-performance storage.”
Available in March 2008, each G-Tech G-RAID mini comes formatted HFS+ and is Time Machine� ready. G-RAID mini is bus-powered when attached to a FireWire (6 or 9-pin) port, eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. Suggested retail pricing has not been set. All drives come with a standard 3-Year factory warranty. For more information, please visit www.g-technology.com
G-Technology is now a Fabrik company. See announcement here:
About Fabrik, Inc.
Fabrik’s mission is to simplify a user’s digital experience whether at home, on the Web or on the road by delivering a blend of online services, software and devices that help consumers store, access, manage, protect and share their growing collections of digital content. The company’s online services, www.myfabrik.com and www.FabrikUltimateBackup.com, are marketed directly to consumers online, and through global channel partnerships via its industry-leading line of desktop and portable external storage and backup solutions. Fabrik’ also offers a full line of SimpleTech-branded memory upgrades for desktops, laptops, servers and printers. For more information, please visit www.fabrik.com. Fabrik Inc., founded in 2005, is a privately-owned company with offices in San Mateo and Santa Ana, California.