The G-Speed Shuttle and G-Speed Shuttle XL are the highest capacity drives in G-tech and recently the series changed to include the ev carriers. Soon, Confusion ensued and the questions we were asked the most were
- Are the ev Carriers going to take space out of my Shuttle/Shuttle XL?
- Is Shuttle a 4 bay, or a 3 bay + 1 bay for ev carrier? Is Shuttle XL 8 bay like earlier, or is it 6+2 bays
This was asked so many times, that we thought of answering it in the blog for those who are still looking for an answer.
Shuttle/ Shuttle XL are 4 and 8 Bays fully populated
Ok, so first thing first. The total number of 3.5" Bays accommodating hard drives has remained the same. ev Carriers are provided in addition to the 4 and 8 fully populated bays
- G-Speed Shuttle with 1 x ev Carrier is 4 Bays populated with 4 drives + 1 ev carrier
- G-Speed Shuttle xl with 2 x ev Carrier is 8 Bays populated with 8 drives + 2 ev carriers
here is a picture of a G-Speed Shuttle XL with 2 x ev carriers, showing all 8 bays fully populated.
ev Carriers are included separately
ev Carriers/ev adapters are included in the box for optional use. So you can remove a hard drive from your G-Speed Shuttle for example and insert an evolution hard drive using ev carrier, to quickly copy the file to or from the shuttle. It helps with the workflow.
In essence, the new series is similar to the old series, except you find the additional ev carriers in the box.