G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    The G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive is a portable external storage device for laptop users featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. Compatible with Time Machine, G-Technology G-Drive Mobile features 1TB capacity and a 7200 RPM hard drive for quickly backing up digital video, photos, music and documents. The device is bus-powered, so there's no need to carry around 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

    Transfer rates up to 136 MB/s

    Storage capacities up to 1 TB

    Stylish aluminium enclosure

    Bus-powered via Thunderbolt or USB

    Formatted for Mac and easily reformatted for Windows

    Time Machine compatible

    Did You Notice?

    The device is bus-powered, so there's no need to carry around an external AC power supply.

    Apple Recommends For

    Backing up digital video, photos, music and documents on your laptop.

    What’s in the Box

    G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt USB 3.0 Hard Drive

    Thunderbolt cable

    USB 3.0 cable

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Time Machine compatible

    Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3

    Power Source: Bus Powered, External power supply

    Height: 1.9 cm/0.71 in.

    Length: 12.7 cm/5 in.

    Width: 8.3 cm/3.27 in.

    Weight: 294 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System: OS 10.7 or later, Windows 8, 7 and Vista

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487200362

    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.

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      NOT "Whisper Quiet"

      Just bought this and set it up. It is NOT "whisper quiet." I work in music production. I bought this for my home studio for the large file and quick transfer ra Just bought this and set it up. It is NOT "whisper quiet." I work in music production. I bought this for my home studio for the large file and quick transfer rate so that I could use it as a dedicated drive for only music libraries, projects, etc. But with the level of noise, I can see it is going to be a problem. I need to listen for very subtle sound quality issues when mixing tracks with studio monitors. This will interfere with my ability to do that since there is a constant very audible hissing noise. Sounds like one of those little mini desk fans. Marketing says it's good for audio professionals. This is NOT true. Photographers/film professionals with huge files, maybe. But not anyone that needs to work with audio.

      • Written by Joseph H from Fort Lee

      32 of 39 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?NOT "Whisper Quiet"

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Not as fast as advertised

      Sleek, compact and efficient, but it does not live up to the advertised transfer rates. While I don't expect the fastest transfer rate as a Time Machine option Sleek, compact and efficient, but it does not live up to the advertised transfer rates. While I don't expect the fastest transfer rate as a Time Machine option, the Thunder Bolt backs up at approximately 13 mbps, which is 1/10th the advertised top speed. Faster than a USB drive, but painful for transferring large amounts of data.

      • Written by Jeremy M from San Francisco

      23 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not as fast as advertised

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Happy user!

      Honestly, I shopped around for a few hours looking for the right drive. I finally choose the G- Drive Mobile. It gets the job done. The price point is higher th Honestly, I shopped around for a few hours looking for the right drive. I finally choose the G- Drive Mobile. It gets the job done. The price point is higher than many other options, but if that was my real concern I wouldn't own a Mac... So, don't cheap out. This is the brand that the pros trust for a reason! Happy shopping!

      • Written by Norman A

      16 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Happy user!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible

      I used this drive to store valuable footage and kept it in my desk drawer. One year later I go to use it and it's completely dead, no power via thunderbolt or u I used this drive to store valuable footage and kept it in my desk drawer. One year later I go to use it and it's completely dead, no power via thunderbolt or usb. Currently getting a replacement but my data is gone forever. Avoid G-Tech and WD drives in general as every one I've had has failed early.

      • Written by John G from Haddonfield

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      GARBAGE!! DO NOT BUY

      I am a media student. I bought my first G DRIVE in 2014 because my professor said we needed a hard drive with thunderbolt. I bought this. I used it for one proj I am a media student. I bought my first G DRIVE in 2014 because my professor said we needed a hard drive with thunderbolt. I bought this. I used it for one project, it was fine. 2 years later (2016) I used it for another media project. The USB 3 port stops working, so everyone on my crew who doesn't have a Mac can't access my files. I send it in to G-Tech (YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SHIPPING WTF?), and they send my a "new" one. Was it actually new? NO! It was refurbished. Anyway, I used it again this year, and GUESS WHAT? The thing broke AGAIN! I was transferring my files over to my computer (and thank god I did), and when I was done, the drive wouldn't let me eject even though it wasn't being used for any program. I had to force eject. The next day, I plug in (via USB 3) to one of the macs at my school, and it doesn't work. I try every USB port on 3 different computers. I go down to my school's equipment distribution centre and rent out a Thunderbolt cord, thinking the just the USB 3 port is broken. It doesn't work either. I called and they said there was nothing they could do. I am so careful with all of my equipment, so this was not an issue of mishandling. A 3 year warrantee is not enough when your products are GARBAGE. They should NOT break after 2 uses! Get a WD Passport. Trust me.

      • Written by Sofie U from Thornhill

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?GARBAGE!! DO NOT BUY

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Glad I chose this one

      I looked at quite a few HDs with Firewire + USB before choosing this one. I needed Firewire as I've maxed out the USB ports on my MBP with music/recording equip I looked at quite a few HDs with Firewire + USB before choosing this one. I needed Firewire as I've maxed out the USB ports on my MBP with music/recording equipment. Fast. Flexible... Quiet enough for my studio, despite claims of it being noisy by another customer in this comment thread. Very happy.

      • Written by Shea D from Nelson

      Is this review useful?Glad I chose this one

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