• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little ssd-drive.

    • Written by Steven N from Chandler

    I bought this to do development work testing a file system application I am developing. It has proven to be a great little drive. I pull sustained read speeds of 640 MB/sec which is a full 80 MB/sec above spec. This is not nearly as fast as the iMac Pro's 2.6GB/sec I get but it is amazing for a bus powered little external drive. Given I got the 2TB for $400, I can't give this drive any less than a 5 star rating.

    NOTE: The included cable is really short: about 4" or so.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little drive.

    • Written by Richard A from Calgary

    supper fast and light and small so much better than large hard drives.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent USB 3.1 G2 SSD, apart from idiotically short cable.

    • Written by William S from CHIPPING NORTON

    I sourced this from Amazon for less ££ but will review here. It works just fine and is very fast, and I have moved my Apple Photos System Library to it as it outgrew my internal SSD and was a bit clunky on a normal external HD. Note that this version uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 so is pretty snappy, but this is slower than the newer "Pro" TB3 model (which is more expensive and appears to be limited to 1TB) and the shockingly expensive Lacie Bolt TB3. You cannot daisy chain this one or the Pro (just one port) but the Lacie one is a full 2-port TB3 installation. So for me this particular model hit the sweet spot for price and performance.

    It comes with a stupidly short cable which means that as it comes you have to put it flat on the table right next to a MacBook Pro. This is a quite astonishing shortcoming in an item costing a few hundred pounds. I haven't tried it with a different cable yet.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    2TB G Drive - Good But Cabling Issues

    • Written by Malcolm J from Hayes

    Drive purchased to provide storage for Music Sample Libraries. Works really well for this purpose. It's about 6 times faster (400 MB/s using USB 3) than a portable Lacie thunderbolt hard drive (65 MB/s). Sample libraries, even big ones (0.5GB), load very quickly, smaller ones load almost instantaneously.
    The drive is very small. It's smaller than an old style Nokia phone, but bigger than an iPod Nano. Robust by design, but I have concerns that the "pretty" metal grid effect on the front and back could attract dirt and dust and perhaps the odd dent. I think a case might be a good idea especially something to keep both drive and cable together (see below).
    Drive came with 2 very short cables. The shortness of the cables makes it difficult to position the drive in a convenient location away from a laptop. The cables are not attached to the drive when not plugged in and so could be lost. Make sure you have a back up of the drive in case you loose a cable.
    Note the drive only appears to only work with the supplied cables (hence the need for a back up). The G Drive will not power up with a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. Neither will it work with USB C to Micro B USB 3 cable. This is the reason for the 4 stars.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!!!! Fast speed and very compact.

    • Written by Margarita S

    wow loved it all the way..

    the size
    the weight
    the speed
    how durable it is and small wow

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