• 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, 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 ****.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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, 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.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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 far. If you're going to get a USB 3 external drive, I strongly suggest this one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressed with the incredible speed

    I was tossing between a 2 TB drive with Thunderbolt cable + USB 3.0 options and one just with USB 3.0 but 7200 RPM. I decided on the G-Technology drive but had to settle with 1 TB space. I bought another 2 TB USB drive 5400 RPM earlier from another manufacturer but was annoyed with the time taken for backing up my Mac Pro data.

    With this 1 TB G-Tech 7200 RPM drive, I was able to do my first Mac clone of 220 GB in about 1 hour 45 minutes time!. As I write this review an update of the existing clone of 60GB was done in 20 minutes!

    Not much of noise or heat generated in the process for the impressive speeds. I am giving it 4 stars just because I was unable to get the 2TB option with 7200 RPM.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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, 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    24 of 26 people found this useful