G-Technology 3TB G-DRIVE Thunderbolt Hard Drive

  • Overview

    G-Technology G-Drive External Hard Drive is a high-performance storage solution featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. Housed in a sleek aluminium enclosure, G-DRIVE is perfect for storage-intensive applications like audio and video editing or digital photography. Designed for ease of use, G-DRIVE is ready to run on your Mac and can be easily reformatted for Windows.

    About Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

    Highlights

    Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports for ultimate high-speed data transfer

    Integrated heat-sink for quiet operation and cooling

    Solid aluminium case makes for a durable and stylish enclosure

    Storage capacity can handle digital video, music and photo files

    Formatted for Mac and easily reformatted for Windows

    Did you notice?

    The hard drive features an integrated heat sink for quiet operation and cooling.

    Apple Recommends For

    Backing up data from storage-intensive applications at home or in the office.

    What’s in the Box?

    G-Technology G-Drive Thunderbolt External Hard Drive

    Universal AC Power Supply

    Thunderbolt cable

    USB cable (3.0/2.0)

    Quick-start guide

    Tech Specs

    Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 2, USB 3

    Height: 4.8 cm/1.89 in.

    Length: 13 cm/5.12 in.

    Width: 23.5 cm/9.25 in.

    Weight: 1.33 kg

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: OS 10.7 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (via reformat)

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487193909

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

  • 3.0 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      So Loud

      Just bought one of these and it is driving me mad ! It is a great hard drive in terms of speed etc., but oh the noise. All the time it is in use it makes a loud Just bought one of these and it is driving me mad ! It is a great hard drive in terms of speed etc., but oh the noise. All the time it is in use it makes a loud whooshing sound and never shuts up. In terms of thunderbolt my LaCie usb 3 hard drives are faster. Would get 5 stars if it was not for the noise.

      • Written by Brian M from Ventnor

      95 of 100 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?So Loud

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Way too loud

      As it says in the title, way too loud. Great device but unless you don't mind a loud noise, which will drown out your computer, stay way clear. Taking back for As it says in the title, way too loud. Great device but unless you don't mind a loud noise, which will drown out your computer, stay way clear. Taking back for a refund.

      • Written by Robert M from London

      61 of 65 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Way too loud

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Major issues with mine

      How do I put this politely ? I researched external hard drives a lot, I was looking for a fast reliable hard drive. I needed it quick and the good people from How do I put this politely ? I researched external hard drives a lot, I was looking for a fast reliable hard drive. I needed it quick and the good people from Apple dispatched it super quick and were very helpful (they get 5 stars). I plugged it in ready to use for the VERY urgent task in hand (Hence the request for speedy delivery) and to my horror there was not a glimmer of life. Not a hint of life sprung to it !! It was was deader than a Dodo, better looking, but of equal value. If your after a £200 nice looking paper weight, delivered super quick, give the fine people from Apple a call. However if like me you're looking for a reliable external hard drive you may need to look at another option. Unlike all the other reviews I can say mine was very, very quiet - of no use, but extremely quiet. The one star is because it's a nice looking paper weight !!

      • Written by David A from Bridgwater

      9 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Major issues with mine

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      So far so good

      Just had this a few days. Lightning-fast back-ups from my iMac to the drive, using Thunderbolt. Yes, it's a bit noisy compared to my Time Capsule but not really Just had this a few days. Lightning-fast back-ups from my iMac to the drive, using Thunderbolt. Yes, it's a bit noisy compared to my Time Capsule but not really a big deal. Looks and feels well-built and durable, though I think I would have preferred a slimline LaCie version, if only it had a Thunderbolt connection. So far so good with this one.

      • Written by Neil P from Kaikoura

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?So far so good

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Major issues with mine

      How do I put this politely ? I researched external hard drives a lot, I was looking for a fast reliable hard drive. I needed it quick and the good people from How do I put this politely ? I researched external hard drives a lot, I was looking for a fast reliable hard drive. I needed it quick and the good people from Apple dispatched it super quick and were very helpful (they get 5 stars). I plugged it in ready to use for the VERY urgent task in hand (Hence the request for speedy delivery) and to my horror there was not a glimmer of life. Not a hint of life sprung to it !! It was was deader than a Dodo, better looking, but of equal value. If your after a £200 nice looking paper weight, delivered super quick, give the fine people from Apple a call. However if like me you're looking for a reliable external hard drive you may need to look at another option. Unlike all the other reviews I can say mine was very, very quiet - of no use, but extremely quiet. The one star is because it's a nice looking paper weight !!

      • Written by David A from Bridgwater

      9 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Major issues with mine

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Way too loud

      As it says in the title, way too loud. Great device but unless you don't mind a loud noise, which will drown out your computer, stay way clear. Taking back for As it says in the title, way too loud. Great device but unless you don't mind a loud noise, which will drown out your computer, stay way clear. Taking back for a refund.

      • Written by Robert M from London

      61 of 65 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Way too loud

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