Sergio from RSPE has been using a G-Technology G-Dock ev for a while now but only as a desktop drive, rather than as a combination of a portable and desktop solution. Over to you Sergio...
That changed when I recently tracked and mixed a song for a local rock band. I sent the demo over to the guys and they loved it, except for the lead guitarist, who said his solo sounded "sloppy". I thought it sounded great, but agreed to head over to his place and rerecord it.
I popped the G-Drive out, threw it in my bag along with my laptop and a portable interface and was on my way. Although you really shouldn't abuse hard drives or take them fro granted, the metal case of the portable drive certainly feels like it can withstand a beating, and since G-Technology only uses enterprise-class drives, I feel confident that they have been built to last.
The second thing you notice is that everything just works. The drives are easy to get in and out of the dock and they are plug-and-play when used as stand-alone USB3 drives. The best part is that because I was working off of the same G-Tech drive, it still contained the full session without having to copy files over. If you've ever sat there twirling your thumbs while transferring files, you know how much of a lifesaver this can be!
Once we got it down and I returned to the studio, I popped the drive back into the dock, backed up the new session and started working. No waiting for files to copy over, just plug it in and start editing. The G-Drive and G-Dock combination made it really easy and saved me a ton of time in getting from tracking the new guitar solo to editing to backup and storage.
Thanks Sergio for this and If you're searching for an external storage solution that can streamline your workflow, do take a look into the G-Dock system. Also at the moment our friends at RSPE have a competition to win a G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt they are running together with the team at G-Tech.