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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, beveled-aluminum 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 136 MBps transfer rates

    Thin, beveled aluminum 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: 0.51 in./1.3 cm

    Length: 5.08 in./12.9 cm

    Width: 3.23 in./8.2 cm

    Weight: 6 oz./170 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 0G04844

    UPC or EAN No.: 705487201611

    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

  • 4.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      FLAWLESS BACK-UP

      If you’re new to adding portable hard drives and making back-ups, this was easy. I used this Apple recommended G Drive to back-up a 2012 iMac27 with Airport Exp If you’re new to adding portable hard drives and making back-ups, this was easy. I used this Apple recommended G Drive to back-up a 2012 iMac27 with Airport Express before upgrading to Sierra. After connecting the G Drive using the included cable, Airport Express recognized the G Drive immediately and made a perfect back-up under 1/2 hour. Airport Express then prompted me through the choices of future, automatic back-ups. These back-ups occur seamlessly on the G Drive while I’m using the iMac27. The OS upgrade to Sierra went smoothly after a couple attempts seemed to hang up while downloading. Apple support quickly showed me the way to safely abort the download and successfully upgrade to Sierra. The back-up and Sierra has performed flawlessly.

      • Written by Daniel L from Fernandina Beach

      102 of 110 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?FLAWLESS BACK-UP

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic

      Light-weight and easy to use. It includes both usb-c and usb-3 cables, so you won't need any extra adapters regardless of which models of Mac you have. Also, it Light-weight and easy to use. It includes both usb-c and usb-3 cables, so you won't need any extra adapters regardless of which models of Mac you have. Also, it's pretty good-looking.

      • Written by Johnny Y from Rosemead

      66 of 73 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love it.

      Bought this external drive after my TWO others failed (different company, orange hard drive, starts with an L, do NOT recommend), and this one is a total blessi Bought this external drive after my TWO others failed (different company, orange hard drive, starts with an L, do NOT recommend), and this one is a total blessing. I'm a photographer, so I'm having to transfer files back and forth, and this one makes it a breeze with it's included USB-C and USB-A cables for my new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and my older iMac. It runs a little hot sometimes, but that's only when it has been plugged into my Mac for hours. Overall, I'm really loving the lightweight and portable design... plus the color perfectly matches my space gray MacBook, so that makes me happy too!

      • Written by Garrett C from Frisco

      25 of 29 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love it.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love it.

      Bought this external drive after my TWO others failed (different company, orange hard drive, starts with an L, do NOT recommend), and this one is a total blessi Bought this external drive after my TWO others failed (different company, orange hard drive, starts with an L, do NOT recommend), and this one is a total blessing. I'm a photographer, so I'm having to transfer files back and forth, and this one makes it a breeze with it's included USB-C and USB-A cables for my new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and my older iMac. It runs a little hot sometimes, but that's only when it has been plugged into my Mac for hours. Overall, I'm really loving the lightweight and portable design... plus the color perfectly matches my space gray MacBook, so that makes me happy too!

      • Written by Garrett C from Frisco

      25 of 29 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love it.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      All About the Look

      If you want an external hard drive that matches the color of your MacBook or MacBook Pro, then this drive is for you. If you want a drive with some performance, If you want an external hard drive that matches the color of your MacBook or MacBook Pro, then this drive is for you. If you want a drive with some performance, then get something else. G-Technology built a good looking drive with a high speed interface and fitted it with a lousy performing 5400 RPM drive. This drive is sufficient as a Time Machine backup drive, but that's about it. You can get better performance from another manufacture's 7200 RPM USB 3.0 drive using Apple's USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter. But if you want real performance, obviously get an external SSD. Basically, this drive is all show and no GO.

      • Written by Darius M from Simi Valley

      19 of 41 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?All About the Look

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic

      Light-weight and easy to use. It includes both usb-c and usb-3 cables, so you won't need any extra adapters regardless of which models of Mac you have. Also, it Light-weight and easy to use. It includes both usb-c and usb-3 cables, so you won't need any extra adapters regardless of which models of Mac you have. Also, it's pretty good-looking.

      • Written by Johnny Y from Rosemead

      66 of 73 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic

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