G-Technology 4TB G-Drive Desktop Hard Drive - Thunderbolt & USB 3.0
G-Technology G-Drive External Hard Drive is a high-performance storage solution featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. Housed in a sleek aluminium enclosure, G-DRIVE is perfect for storage-intensive applications like audio and video editing or digital photography. Designed for ease of use, G-DRIVE is ready to run on your Mac and can be easily reformatted for Windows.
Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports for ultimate high-speed data transfer
Integrated heat-sink for quiet operation and cooling
Solid aluminium case makes for a durable and stylish enclosure
Storage capacity can handle digital video, music and photo files
Formatted for Mac and easily reformatted for Windows
What’s in the Box
G-Technology G-Drive Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
Universal AC Power Supply
USB cable (3.0/2.0)
Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 2, USB 3
Height: 4.8 cm/1.89 in.
Length: 13 cm/5.12 in.
Width: 23.5 cm/9.25 in.
Weight: 1.33 kg
Operating System: OS 10.7 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (via reformat)
UPC or EAN No.: 705487200638
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Answers from the community
What is the sustained data transfer rate of this drive G-Tech 3TB Thunderbolt Ext. HD UPC or EAN No.: 705487191110 via the Thunderbolt port?
- Asked by Mark R L from Munich
- on 27-Jul-2014
165 MB/s for the 2, 3 or 4 TB versions. 225 MB/s for the 6 TB.
2 Answers(What is the sustained data transfer rate of this drive G-Tech 3TB Thunderbolt Ext. HD UPC or EAN No.: 705487191110 via the Thunderbolt port?)
- Answered by Bruno G from CABA
- on 06-Jul-2015
Do I understand right that the power supply is another gadget on my desk or is it just a mains to unit cable?
- Asked by Siegfried F from Point Cook
- on 31-Oct-2014
It comes with a power supply transformer; you will have another gadget on your desk.
- Answered by Jean-Claude R from Ascot Vale
- on 16-Nov-2014
Will this work as an iTunes drive on my iMac. It would be on home share also. will it still be ok?
- Asked by Richard T from Ipswich
- on 08-Jan-2015
If you mean, "Can I download and store all my iTunes Library onto this drive?" - The answer is yes. If you mean, "Can I download and store all my iTunes Library onto this drive?" - The answer is yes. I do this and it saves me a staggering amount of HD space on the iMac and MacBook Pro. Just set the directories in iTunes to point to this drive. I recommend you use the Thunderbolt connection. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Mark P from Romford
- on 22-Apr-2015
Am I right in thinking that this drive only has one Thunderbolt, and so cannot be daisy-chained?
- Asked by Andrew W from Manchester
- on 11-Jul-2014
Correct, this only has one thunderbolt port, so you can not daisy-chain from the product. You can ha Correct, this only has one thunderbolt port, so you can not daisy-chain from the product. You can have it at the end of the chain (e.g. Mac - Thunderbolt Display - G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt). If you want daisy chain capability, you might want to consider the G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt.
- Answered by Elliot B from Dunedin
- on 13-Jul-2014