G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM)

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G-Tech G-Drive mobile 7200 RPM

Meet G-DRIVE mobile USB - a high capacity USB 3.0 portable drive with plenty of room for storing or moving large collections of movies, photos and music.

And Don't let its thin design fool you... while it shares the same awesome, slender design of the G-DRIVE slim, it packs up to twice the storage capacity into just a few more millimeters.

And all that capacity is thanks to an award winning hard drive that's built to last.

G-DRIVE mobile USB is simple to use with any computer, just plug it in and it pops up on the desktop, ready for action. And, it's Time Machine ready. One click, you're backing up your mac!

G-DRIVE mobile USB - who said hard drives weren't cool?

  • Overview

    G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 hard drive is easy to set up and carry anywhere for storing your most important documents, MP3s, digital video, and photo files. Inside its sleek, beveled aluminum case is a high-performance 7200 RPM hard drive with impressive USB 3.0 connectivity. It's also bus powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply.

    Highlights

    High-speed USB 3.0 connectivity

    7200 RPM hard drive delivers impressive performance

    Up to 136 MB/sec transfer rates

    Thin, beveled aluminum case makes for easy portability

    1TB storage handles videos, photos, documents, and music

    Bus-powered design eliminates the need for a separate power connection

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

    Time Machine compatible

    Did You Notice?

    Delivers 7200-RPM performance along with USB 3.0 connectivity.

    Apple Recommends For

    Handy, bus-powered storage for taking along your essential files wherever you go.

    What’s in the Box

    G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB hard drive

    USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Time Machine compatible

    Connections: USB 3

    Power Source: Bus Powered

    Height: 0.51 in./1.3 cm

    Length: 3.23 in./8.2 cm

    Width: 5.08 in./12.9 cm

    Weight: 6.24 oz./176.91 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System: Mac OS X v10.6 or later, Windows 8/7/Vista

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487193152

    Warranty

    Note: Apple’s one-year limited warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if they are 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 the product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to any rights you have under Australian consumer law.

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works for me

      I have had great results from this drive, 110mb/s read 100 write on a MBPr 2013. Considering I was getting 35 mb/s on my internal 5400rpm drive on my old MBP th I have had great results from this drive, 110mb/s read 100 write on a MBPr 2013. Considering I was getting 35 mb/s on my internal 5400rpm drive on my old MBP this seems like a great step forward. Sure - a thunderbolt is faster still, but balance cost over performance for this year and it makes a great companion for any SSD macbook. I use this for all files, photos and music, keep my Macbook for apps only and a few files which I currently work on, and back up both this and my mac on 1 desktop G-drive (thundebolt to firewire 800). So if this does break I can restore it off time machine.

      • Written by Adam C from Malmesbury

      23 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works for me

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Thin and fast, so far so good.

      I've only had the drive a short time, but have used many other G-Technology products and other external hard drives. This seems one of the nicest, smallest, fas I've only had the drive a short time, but have used many other G-Technology products and other external hard drives. This seems one of the nicest, smallest, fastest portable drives I've used. Read and Write speeds top out at about 120MB/sec on my Retina MBP 13", somewhat faster than my 1+ year-old G-Drive EV 1TB 7200. G-Tech's warranty is 3 years, and I've had to use it once. I sent back for repair a G-SAFE (no longer made) enclosure for a defective cooling fan. They fixed it with reasonable speed, and I still use it as a long term backup at work, it's 6 years old now. I hope the Mobile drive holds up well, but being portable it's subject to a lot more vibration and shocks in my travel bag, so I don't expect it to last forever. Right now I'm using it as a Time Machine backup and it's very good at that.

      • Written by Steven K from Boston

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Thin and fast, so far so good.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great!

      I've had this drive as my Time Machine back-up drive for my Macbook Air since last summer. It's very fast, I've had no problems at all. It worked perfectly so I've had this drive as my Time Machine back-up drive for my Macbook Air since last summer. It's very fast, I've had no problems at all. It worked perfectly so far. If you're going to get a USB 3 external drive, I strongly suggest this one.

      • Written by B Carson T from Sarasota

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Great drive, but too flimsy to be truly "portable"

      This is a good drive, as far as USB SSD drives go. It feels solid and tough, but mine broke 14 months after I got it. The USB connector pushed into the device, This is a good drive, as far as USB SSD drives go. It feels solid and tough, but mine broke 14 months after I got it. The USB connector pushed into the device, now I have to find out what I can do to get another one. Clearly a design flaw as the device, other than this fragile part is tough and resilient. Not ideal. Not user serviceable so once it breaks, it's a pain in the ****.

      • Written by Luke H from Lilydale

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great drive, but too flimsy to be truly "portable"

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      High Performer

      I have this drive for about one year now. It is a high performer portable hard drive, though it is a bit expensive for 1TB portable drive comparing to other ven I have this drive for about one year now. It is a high performer portable hard drive, though it is a bit expensive for 1TB portable drive comparing to other vendors. The price tag comes with a reason, speed and throughput. Normally other vendors have 5400rpm drive with lower price but this one comes with 7200rpm drive as well as USB 3.0. If you are looking for a high speed portable drive and you can't afford SSD this can be a good choice for you. You will appreciate its performance while you are copying/moving bulky files into this drive such as movies, etc. Also if you need thunderbolt port there is another model similar to this one which adds a thunderbolt port obviously with higher price tag.

      • Written by Tohid N from Kedron

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?High Performer

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Loose Cable

      The drive is amazing, but I am afraid only usable if it is set at a very stable point. Taking a deeper breath next to it was enough to eject the disk. Finally, The drive is amazing, but I am afraid only usable if it is set at a very stable point. Taking a deeper breath next to it was enough to eject the disk. Finally, after never being sure wether it's gonna work or not, I destroyed mine and decided to save up for a reliable one. Great looks, great performance, extremely disappointing cable connection.

      • Written by P Z from Oneonta

      5 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Loose Cable

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