G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE mobile USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Featuring a plug-and-play USB-C port and transfer speeds of up to 140 MBps, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB-C hard drive offers portable storage in a stylish, aluminium design to complement your Mac — along with plenty of capacity to back up or take your favourite videos, photos, music and documents with you wherever you go.
USB-C ready; compatible with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 using adapter
Stores plenty of videos, photos, documents and music
Thin, bevelled aluminium case for easy portability
Plug-and-play macOS setup
Time Machine compatible
Three-year limited warranty
What’s in the Box
G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB-C Portable Hard Drive
USB-C to USB-C cable
USB-C to USB-A cable (compatible with USB 3.0)
Quick start guide
Other Features: Time Machine compatible
Connections: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB, USB-C
Power Source: Bus Powered
Height: 0.41 in./1.04 cm
Length: 4.33 in./11 cm
Width: 3.23 in./8.2 cm
Weight: 4.8 oz./136 g
Operating System: OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later
Mfr. Part Number: 0G10317
UPC or EAN No.: 705487207408
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Answers from the community
I have early 2015 MacBook Pro with thunderbolt ports...what cable and external hard drive is recommended?
- Asked by Lawrence B from Jamestown
- on 22 Feb 2019
What does it mean by "compatible with Thunderbolt 3 with adapter"?
- Asked by Gautam B from Collex
- on 24 Nov 2018
It’s not clear at all on the advert, I have 2 of these drives and the USB-C cable provided is not Th It’s not clear at all on the advert, I have 2 of these drives and the USB-C cable provided is not Thunderbolt 3 compatible, it basically means that it is Thunderbolt 3 ready if you buy thunderbolt 3 cables to go with it - I purchased a couple of 0.8m Thunderbolt 3 cables from Apple but have never measured the speed! Hope this helps.
- Answered by David P from MELKSHAM
- on 2 Dec 2018
is this drive compatible with Microsoft surface or any other laptop
- Asked by Ali K from Vaughan
- on 10 Nov 2018
Yes, this will work with Surface or any PC laptop :)
- Answered by Robert B from Warrenton
- on 14 Nov 2018
Does the G DRIVE mobile USM store photos and videos? Does this mean I can delete them from my phone?
- Asked by Kathleen W from Machesney Park
- on 1 Sep 2018
The short answer is yes this drive would make a good backup drive. However remember no drive is perf The short answer is yes this drive would make a good backup drive. However remember no drive is perfect. Also it can be difficult to tell when your backup drive is damaged until it is too late.
Given your concern of not losing your photos, exporting them may not be the best solution. Apple's iCloud is a far, far safer place to store your photos than any home based hard drive. Apple has professional procedures and technologies in place to protect data that a user can not easily match at home. If the safety of your photos is paramount, then I recommend leaving them in iCloud.
A better solution for reducing the space used by photos on your iPhone would be to use the 'Optimize iPhone Storage' feature introduced with iOS 11. This feature places small thumbnails for all photos on your phone, but only downloads full sized copies for the images you are using. This will save space on you iPhone, however all photos remain safe, accessible in Apples cloud, and manageable from any linked copy of Photos. To implement this feature, on your iPhone, go to 'Setting>Photos' and put a check next to 'Optimize iPhone Storage'.
If you wish to remove all photos from your phone. You can turn off 'iCloud Photo Library' on your Mac and iPhone. This will stop them from sharing photos.You can then delete them from your iPhone without impacting iPhotos on your Mac. Then use good backup procedures to protect them. Remember that after this any photos you take with your phone will need to be manually transferred to your Mac
Hope this helps
- Answered by Don L from La Habra
- on 23 Sep 2018