• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Drive

    • Written by from Guatemala

    I picked up this drive whilst at one of the Apple Stores in NYC, fully on the recommendation of one of the salespersons there. I'd just gotten and MBP w/512GB flash drive, and needed portable space to accommodate my iTunes library, as well as my Photos library. This drive is just great! Really fast, easy to connect, and the finish of it is just great. It was a great purchase. Really happy with it, and highly recommend it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    Best external I've tried- lightweight, fast, not (too) expensive and has saved me not once, but twice in regards to transferring all my information to a wiped hard drive. All I can say is, I hope I don't have to replace it anytime soon...but when I do...I'll be buying the exact same one.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Own several, love them

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I use these drives to store copies of my iTunes media - the 320 GB MacMini HD just isn't big enough. Whenever I run out of space again I get another one of these and plug it into my powered 10-Port USB Hub. I have seen complaints about the cords, I haven't experienced this problem, but then I once I've connected the drive, I don't remove them. They do their job well and are priced nicely.

    I also stream my media from this Mac through wired Apple TVs in the house - no hiccups, no problems.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    • Written by from Balitmore

    I bought this drive to store my media files on. The machine it is currently hooked up to is older and doesn't have a USB 3.0 port so I can't speak much about the potential speed of file transfers, but I have been writing files directly to the drive without any issue. Other reviews have mentioned potential issues with the USB connector, but I do not disconnect and reconnect the drive on a regular basis, so I cannot foresee this being an issue. I am quite happy with this purchase and would recommend this drive to those looking for a great cost/space ratio.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Little Drive

    • Written by from West Liberty

    This slim, portable, external drive works great. I use it as a backup drive for my Macbook Pro and the inital backup of over 3gb took less than 40 minutes and has since worked wonderfully. I cannot recommend a better drive.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Efficient, simple, reliable!

    • Written by from London

    This is a great hard drive currently at a decent comparative price (only $10 more than another similar drives). The drive itself, though only a 5400 rpm hard drive is still very fast and will no doubt satisfy the average user. I transferred about 70gb of content in less than 15 minutes the first time I used it - not Thunderbolt 2 speeds but still excellent! I now regularly use the drive to back up content via time machine. I have been told that G-Tech is a very reliable company, and that is certainly reflected in this product! Moreover, the design is great, sleek - I personally like the fact that it is available in black, others are not - and metal which is pleasantly cool to the touch (like my MacBook Pro). The only minor downsides are the fact that the usb cable is detachable - this is good if you want to use your own longer cable but in my instance I worry about losing it when travelling etc. - and, as a drive with moving components it certainly requires a lot of power: my usual power usage when plugged into mains is about 5 to 10 W with my rMBP, with the hard drive plugged in and backing up it is 20 to 30 W. These minor issues are not, however, unique to this product and I would strongly recommend it!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

    • Written by from MC DONALD

    I thought my hard drive failed earlier this year, but instead it was only an internal issue that was easily fixed. That scared me enough to immediately go out and buy THIS external hard drive and back up my MacBook Pro. I've had it for a few months and it works like a champ! Once it arrived I set it up and backed up my MacBook Pro without any problems! Get price, get product!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Value!!!! Awesome for Time Capsule Backup

    • Written by from Antioch

    I just recently replaced my old MacBook with a MacBook Pro Retina and needed to save all my files after doing tons of research I found this one at a great value, well known brand, very slim and sturdy... It's a great purchase and I will probably but another as a Christmas present!!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, great product and deal

    • Written by from Richmond

    I have a 500GB hard drive that I pretty much filled up with pictures and videos. I didn't want to invest in a new iMac yet, but I needed space. For a long time I hesitated to buy an external because they are expensive. I can't believe the price and capacity of this one. I put all my iPhoto library on it and now I freed up my mac and it runs better. So happy this product is available. I look forward to getting another one soon to do the same thing with my Macbook.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal!

    • Written by from Powder Springs

    Amazing deal on this 1TB Drive. I have always gone with Seagate or GTech, but the price point is what attracted me to this drive. Its super reliable and easy to transport.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price...

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I love the fact that this drive is all metal casing. BUT, as stated in another review, the USB 3.0 that connects to the hard drive is NOT very secure. Please beware of this, but don't be discouraged by this flaw. Other than that, it seems to be a great drive. I used Blackmagic Disk Speed Test to see the READ and WRITE SPEEDS of this drive since it was no where to be found by the manufacture or Apple. The speed results that I got were: WRITE - 89.5mb/s and READ - 92.6mb/s. Hope this helps.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device to have with you!

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I primarily bought this device just to hold my vast music/movie collection, but I didn't even read how it was Time Machine compatible. That is a huge feature for me! It was instantly able to back up my entire Macbook Air, so at least I know I always have a complete backup with me too. I would highly recommend this product to any Mac owner out there!

    54 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Arleta

    It looks nice next to my Mac and it downloads really fast. I'm happy with it.

    311 of 344 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a great hard drive!

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I sell a lot of hard drives and this by far is my favorite external hard drive. it works great as a backup hard drive. It's design compliments Apple's beautiful computers very well.

    I'm a Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and I've never seen a G-Tech hard drive fail.

    Buy this hard drive and backup your data.

    751 of 771 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edmonton

    Had it a month now and it's fast always worked and for the price well worth it also has password protection and it's very very small and sleek n sexy

    407 of 439 people found this useful