• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice little expensive drive!

    • Written by from San Rafael

    Thunderbolt equipped peripherals are more expensive than they need to be but at least this one works.
    I have worked on apple products since 1980, starting with an oscilloscope and a soldering iron, so I think I know what I am talking about! Since I still work as a mac mechanic, semi-retired! I had need of a small portable storage device for my clients. Something that could take advantage of the tbolt port speed when the usb port is only a slow 2.0.
    It has meet this need for me on many macs so far. Having the USB 3.0 too is great. The speed limitation of this product is really the electro-mechanical disk drive itself. If you are a tech, you can void the warranty and pop an ssd inside the case for some real speed. Or, just look around for a thunderbolt enclosure for a lot less $$once they become more common for consumers and install a small SSD.
    Using various software tools, I use it as a startup drive with all sorts of diagnostics to run on customer macs and it has enough storage to also back up my clients macs as fast as possible with todays technology.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    • Written by from St. Geours de maremne

    Nice device, light, fast, silent. A little bit hott after few hours of intense use. Come with 2 kinds of cables, usb3 & TB. I don't regret and recomand it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best mobile HD I have ever used.

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I have been using this drive for about three weeks now and I have had no problems. I needed a small but fast drive that used thunderbolt for data transfer. So far this drive has worked just great. It is extremely fast and reliable.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets My Requirements

    • Written by from Petawawa

    I use this external drive to clone my MBA 2013. It has a small footprint, comes with a TB and USB 3 cables. The portability makes it a good match for MBP and MBA.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than hoped for

    • Written by from CLARK

    I used the Thunderbolt cable, not the USB-3 cable.

    It performs better than I had hoped for on my 2012 13" MacBook Air -2 GHz i7 processor, 8 GB memory, 256 GB Flash drive. It is silent and fast beyond expectations. As a backup drive (not Time Machine), no setup is required -- installation is instantaneous. Next week, I will try installing another identical G-Tech drive for Time Machine purposes on a 2014 21.5" iMac (also 256 Flash drive) being delivered to me.

    I bought the G-Tech drive at an Apple Store. A salesperson told me that G-Tech drives generally are for business, and that this drive is a high-end consumer product.

    64 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    Indeed as the other reviewer points out, the G-Drive Mobile has an elegant and very minimalistic design. It's bus powered which reduces cable clutter, is fanless so noise is very minimal, and it uses Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 so it's very fast. My current setup has all USB ports on my iMac being used up with one unused Thunderbolt port left, so this drive was perfect for me. I was happy to finally see a respectable Mac drive manufacturer make a bus powered Thunderbolt drive.

    The only thing I really wish is for G-Technology to also offer an SSD version of this drive. However anyone looking for mass storage will love this drive.

    128 of 146 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes! I like this

    • Written by from New York

    This is a super fast hard drive both thunderbolt and usb 3.0, I really recommend more than the Buffalo. Elegant design.

    88 of 107 people found this useful