G-Technology 4TB G-DRIVE USB-C External Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    Compact, yet stylish, G-Technology's G-DRIVE USB-C external hard drive delivers plenty of powerful storage for creative professionals. It features an all-aluminium enclosure and an impressively fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface that's just right for storage-intensive multimedia files, including HD video, photos and music. It's also Mac OS-compatible and TimeMachine-ready.

    Thanks to support for up to 45 watts of USB Power Delivery through the USB-C port, the drive can even charge your MacBook or MacBook Pro - so there's no need to take your MacBook charger out of your bag. The G-DRIVE USB-C external drive is plug and play on Mac and you can easily reformat it for Windows.

    Highlights

    USB-C connector and USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface for universal data transfers

    USB Power Delivery to charge your compatible MacBook whilst you access and back up files

    Sleek, all-aluminium enclosure for durability

    Apple Time Machine ready to ease file backups

    Plug and play on Mac

    USB-A to USB-C cable for connecting to earlier MacBook models

    Three-year limited warranty

    What’s in the Box

    G-Technology G-DRIVE USB-C External Hard Drive

    USB-C to USB-C cable

    USB-C to USB-A cable for use with USB 3.1, 3.0 and 2.0 ports

    Quick install guide

    Power cable

    AC power adapter

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Kensington Port, Time Machine compatible

    Connections: USB-C

    Power Source: External power supply

    Height: 3.53 cm/1.39 in.

    Length: 19.61 cm/7.72 in.

    Width: 12.85 cm/5.06 in.

    Weight: 1.04 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: OS X 10.9 or later, Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (via reformat)

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 0G05682

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487204261

    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

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Failed after a few days

      I bought two of these recently, as I had two of the previous generation (USB3&FW800). One failed after a few days and many files were corrupted. I promptly retu I bought two of these recently, as I had two of the previous generation (USB3&FW800). One failed after a few days and many files were corrupted. I promptly returned both after discovering the drive in this model is less than half the cost of the drive in the previous generation.

      • Written by Laurence D from Perth

      23 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Failed after a few days

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Not as fast as hoped - I should have done more research before purchasing

      I have been using two of these for the last 9 months. They run quiet, cool and, so far, have been reliable. Two cables are supplied, one for the USB 3 port a I have been using two of these for the last 9 months. They run quiet, cool and, so far, have been reliable. Two cables are supplied, one for the USB 3 port and the other for the USB C. I have tried the drives in both of the ports and the transfer speeds are almost the same in both and is a little more than half the advertised maximum of 195 MB/s. I had hoped for more, particularly from the USB C. Seems the USB C capability offers no benefit over USB 3 for these drives and that alone does not justify the expense. That being said, the quality of construction does seem to be good. I checked the G Drive web site and see that the drive is only a 5200 rpm drive and there is no mention of the cache size. Had I known all of this before I might have chosen different drives

      • Written by David C from St Albert

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not as fast as hoped - I should have done more research before purchasing

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Not as fast as hoped - I should have done more research before purchasing

      I have been using two of these for the last 9 months. They run quiet, cool and, so far, have been reliable. Two cables are supplied, one for the USB 3 port a I have been using two of these for the last 9 months. They run quiet, cool and, so far, have been reliable. Two cables are supplied, one for the USB 3 port and the other for the USB C. I have tried the drives in both of the ports and the transfer speeds are almost the same in both and is a little more than half the advertised maximum of 195 MB/s. I had hoped for more, particularly from the USB C. Seems the USB C capability offers no benefit over USB 3 for these drives and that alone does not justify the expense. That being said, the quality of construction does seem to be good. I checked the G Drive web site and see that the drive is only a 5200 rpm drive and there is no mention of the cache size. Had I known all of this before I might have chosen different drives

      • Written by David C from St Albert

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not as fast as hoped - I should have done more research before purchasing

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Failed after a few days

      I bought two of these recently, as I had two of the previous generation (USB3&FW800). One failed after a few days and many files were corrupted. I promptly retu I bought two of these recently, as I had two of the previous generation (USB3&FW800). One failed after a few days and many files were corrupted. I promptly returned both after discovering the drive in this model is less than half the cost of the drive in the previous generation.

      • Written by Laurence D from Perth

      23 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Failed after a few days

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