Questions & Answers for G-Technology 4TB G-Drive Desktop Hard Drive - Thunderbolt & USB 3.0
6 Questions + 7 Answers
6 Questions 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?
G-Tech 3TB Thunderbolt Ext. HD Data Transfer RateAnswer
165 MB/s for the 2, 3 or 4 TB versions.
225 MB/s for the 6 TB.
It comes with a power supply transformer; you will have another gadget on your desk.
- Answered by Jean-claude R from Ascot Vale
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I understand right that the power supply is another gadget on my desk or is it just a mains to unit cable?)
Can two users utilise this external hard drive at the same time, one via thunderbolt, and the other via the USB 3.0?
- Asked by Philip B from Mount Waverley
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Will this work as an iTunes drive on my iMac. It would be on home share also. will it still be ok?
I am wanting to take me iTunes off my iMac as its around 1.2TB at this time, and will be growing. would this drive work as a drive for iTunes only? plug in the iMac at all times, and be able to use as home share with the iMac apple RV etc?
- Asked by Richard T
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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.
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
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is this compatible with time machine?
- Asked by Robert P from Middlesbrough
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Yes, totally fine with Time Machine.
- Answered by Mark P
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