I won't go into a whole unboxing as I'm pretty sure that if you're in the market for something like this you know what to expect. Cardboard, leads and some warranty info. Thankfully both Thunderbolt and USB leads are included unlike some other drives that have you making last minutes trips to pay over the odds at a lrage retailer...
initial setup of the drive couldn't have been easier. Plug it all in, turn it on and then download the Raid controller software from G-Tech website. Oh yeah, thats the part that wasn't mentioned in the manual.
If you want to use this drive in Raid 1 then you'll need to set this up using the software found on the website. I'm sure this can be done using disk utility too but I didn't try that.
Once you've set this up as Raid 1 it effectively becomes a 4tb drive and you can start using it immediately. Its fairly quiet in use, more so than the Lacie 2Big 6tb that this carries on from. I don't really edit anything from external drives myself so i can't comment much on the speed.
Basically, it does what it needs too. Stores data and has the added bonus of being metal and pretty good looking for a hard drive. As you can see in the chart below, i've scientifally run the data.