G-Tech 1TB G-DRIVE mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 hard drive is easy to set up and carry anywhere with your MacBook for storing your most important digital video, music, and documents. Inside its sleek, beveled aluminum case is a high-performance 7200 RPM hard drive with a choice of ultral-fast Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connectivity. It's also bus powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply.

    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

    High-speed Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connectivity

    Up to 136 MB/sec transfer rates

    Stylish aluminum enclosure

    Bus powered via Thunderbolt or USB

    Plug-and-play Mac OS setup and easily reformatted for Windows

    Apple Time Machine compatible

    Thunderbolt cable included

    Three-year limited warranty

    Did you notice?

    Delivers Thunderbolt and 3.0 connectivity along with 7200-RPM performance.

    Apple Recommends For

    Handy, bus-powered storage for taking along your essential files and backing them up wherever you go with your MacBook.

    What’s in the Box?

    G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile Thunderbolt/USB hard drive

    Thunderbolt cable

    USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Time Machine compatible

    Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0

    Power Source: Bus Powered, External power supply

    Height: 0.71 in./1.9 cm

    Width: 3.27 in./8.3 cm

    Weight: 10.4 oz./294.84 g

    Length: 5 in./12.7 cm

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v10.7 or later, Windows 8/7/Vista

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487200362

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Three-year limited

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

      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 fanles 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.

      • Written by Charlemagne D from Pittsburg

      130 of 148 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Yes! I like this

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

      • Written by Wilkins C from New York

      91 of 110 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Yes! I like this

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Better than hoped for

      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 G 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.

      • Written by Stephen B from CLARK

      68 of 76 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Better than hoped for

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      I think a solved the heat problem!

      I've had this drive for a little over a year now. It worked fine, but the Thunderbolt cord would become extremely hot at the ends. A couple of days ago, the dri I've had this drive for a little over a year now. It worked fine, but the Thunderbolt cord would become extremely hot at the ends. A couple of days ago, the drive simply quit working with Thunderbolt, but it would work with USB. I bought a new Thunderbolt cable from Apple and now the drive works fine and doesn't generate the heat at the ends of the cable that the one that came with the drive did. Others have complained about the heat problem and replacing the Thunderbolt cable that comes with the drive appears to have solved the problem.

      • Written by Galen W from West Jordan

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I think a solved the heat problem!

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly noisy

      Surprisingly noisy. Had intended to use this for work - it's now in the drawer as a back-up. Otherwise functions well, transfer speed is fine!

      • Written by Grayson G from Wellington

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Surprisingly noisy

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Save yourself the trouble

      Before buying this drive I read a ton of reviews. Like most products out there there were some good and some bad, however I did notice that there were either 4 Before buying this drive I read a ton of reviews. Like most products out there there were some good and some bad, however I did notice that there were either 4 or 5 star reviews (amazon, sweet water, applestore) or 1 star reviews, nothing really in between. I've had this drive plugged in for 24 hours, and I return to my computer after running errands and have a pop up notification on my computer saying that drive wasn't disconnected properly. I look at the drive, its off. Thats weird, try unplugging it and plugging it back in (because there is no power button) and nothing. Waste of money. Really upset.

      • Written by Thomas T from Lakewood

      6 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Save yourself the trouble

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