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G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB-C Portable Drive

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  • Overview

    An Apple Store exclusive, the G-Technology G-DRIVE portable hard drive offers a USB-C port for speed, a sleek design, and Time Machine compatibility. Inside its thin, bevelled aluminium case there’s a high-performance 7200-rpm hard drive with plenty of room for storing your video and photo files.

    It’s easy to set up and bus-powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply. Toss it in your bag and you’re ready to go.

    Highlights

    USB Type-C and 7200 RPM technology delivers outstanding performance

    Up to 136MB/s transfer rates

    Thin, beveled aluminium case for easy portability

    Stores plenty of videos, photos, documents and music

    Bus-powered - no need for a separate power connection

    Plug-and-play macOS setup

    Time Machine compatible

    Three-year limited warranty

    Did You Notice?

    USB Type-C port provides fast, flexible connectivity.

    Apple Recommends For

    Easily storing and taking along your music, video and data files wherever you go.

    What’s in the Box

    G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB-C hard drive

    USB Type-C to Type-C cable

    USB Type-C to Type-A cable (for backward compatibility)

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Time Machine compatible

    Connections: USB C

    Power Source: Bus Powered

    Height: 1.3 cm/0.51 in.

    Length: 12.9 cm/5.08 in.

    Width: 8.2 cm/3.23 in.

    Weight: 170 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487203820

    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

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

      Small and Light

      Bought this to back up the 15" MacBook Pro (late '16) and it was plug and play from the get go. Took about 10 minutes to perform the first time machine backup Bought this to back up the 15" MacBook Pro (late '16) and it was plug and play from the get go. Took about 10 minutes to perform the first time machine backup of ~40GB. So far so good.

      • Written by Randy K from Alhambra

      70 of 74 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Small and Light

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dropping out files

      I'm using USB-3 and it's dropping out files. For instance, is copy and paste 50 000 photos but only roughly 1-3000 will appear on hard drive. It very frustrati I'm using USB-3 and it's dropping out files. For instance, is copy and paste 50 000 photos but only roughly 1-3000 will appear on hard drive. It very frustrating. I have to copy and past only 100 at at time which is crazy since only 20% of the hard disk if full. It's also not very fast. I'm extremely disappointed that this is so unreliable.

      • Written by Christie L from Toronto

      31 of 33 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dropping out files

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Good drive for rose gold

      Decent hard drive for the price. Interesting how the rose gold is cheaper just because of the colour. Recognized instantly by my new MacBook Pro (Touch Bar) usi Decent hard drive for the price. Interesting how the rose gold is cheaper just because of the colour. Recognized instantly by my new MacBook Pro (Touch Bar) using USB-C connector. note: This is not a Thunderbolt 3 drive. It still provides USB 3.0 Technology. Just using a USB-C connector. Expect the same speeds as USB 3.0 Drive.

      • Written by Adam S from Vancouver

      17 of 17 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good drive for rose gold

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dropping out files

      I'm using USB-3 and it's dropping out files. For instance, is copy and paste 50 000 photos but only roughly 1-3000 will appear on hard drive. It very frustrati I'm using USB-3 and it's dropping out files. For instance, is copy and paste 50 000 photos but only roughly 1-3000 will appear on hard drive. It very frustrating. I have to copy and past only 100 at at time which is crazy since only 20% of the hard disk if full. It's also not very fast. I'm extremely disappointed that this is so unreliable.

      • Written by Christie L from Toronto

      31 of 33 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dropping out files

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great value backup drive

      First, I bought this from the Apple store whilst discounted, so overall it represents great value at under €100. Pros: very small footprint, very thin, light an First, I bought this from the Apple store whilst discounted, so overall it represents great value at under €100. Pros: very small footprint, very thin, light and portable. The USB-C cable supplied is about 0.5m and is an ideal length. A USB-C to USB 2 cable is also included. Also, it has a 3-yr warranty. Lastly, the grey colour is a great match for the late 2016 MB Pro laptop. Cons: USB-C cable is very wobbly in the port, and I fear that this might become loose over time. Usual high-end feel to G-Tech drives isn't apparent, it feels made from non-premium plastics. Then again, it is extremely light. Another con is the I/O speed - I don't notice any obvious data transfer difference compared to USB 2. I know someone may respond saying of course it's faster, but it doesn't feel that way, and I'm basing that on a 400GB time machine backup (yes, time machine itself isn't the fastest beast). Another con is the position of the activity light, it's on the back of the drive, as if Jobs himself designed it in 1994! The black surround 'bumper' plastic is not pliable, and it's not a bumper - it's hard plastic, and doesn't appear to give much added protection. If you need the drive to withstand a drop, buy a rugged drive instead. Lastly, because of the wobbly connection between the USB-C cable and the USB-C port on the back of the drive, you really need to disconnect the cable when transporting (which, yes, we should always do anyway), but that increases the nuisance factor of having to separately recover the cable from a bag or drawer, and increases the chance of losing the cable. Overall 4*, just because of the port connection wobble. It's really great value compared to others.

      • Written by Thomas A from Galway

      Is this review useful?Great value backup drive

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Small and Light

      Bought this to back up the 15" MacBook Pro (late '16) and it was plug and play from the get go. Took about 10 minutes to perform the first time machine backup Bought this to back up the 15" MacBook Pro (late '16) and it was plug and play from the get go. Took about 10 minutes to perform the first time machine backup of ~40GB. So far so good.

      • Written by Randy K from Alhambra

      70 of 74 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Small and Light

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