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G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt

B&H # GT0G03040 Mfr # 0G03040
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You Pay: $189.95
Product Highlights
  • 1TB Capacity
  • 7200 rpm Speed
  • Transfer Rates up to 136 MB/s
  • Bus Powered via Thunderbolt/USB
  • Time Machine Compatible
  • USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Cables Included
  • Pre-Formatted for Mac
  • Can be Reformatted for Windows

The 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt from G-Technology features both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity, allowing for very fast transfer of files (up to 136 MB/s) from your computer to the hard drive. This bus-powered 1TB hard drive runs at a fast 7200 rpm and connects directly to your Mac or PC without the need for an additional power source. The hard drive comes formatted for Mac and is Time Machine compatible; however it can easily be reformatted for Windows. Both a Thunderbolt cable and a USB 3.0 cable are included.

Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface 1 x USB 3.0
1 x Thunderbolt
Transfer Speed Up to 136 MB/s
System Requirements Mac: OS 10.7 or Later
Windows: 8 and 7 (Via Reformat)
General
Material Aluminum
Dimensions 5.0 x 3.3 x 0.8" (12.7 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm)
Weight 10.4 oz (295 g)
G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    G-Technology1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt
     
    4.7

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (29)
    • Quiet (24)
    • Reliable (24)
    • Durable (17)
    • Versatile (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (23)
      • Laptops (23)
      • Travel (21)
      • Multimedia (16)
      • Large projects (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (15), Multimedia professional (11), Tech professional (9), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (16), Personal (16)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (31)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great TB drive, size of a slice of bread

      This is one exceptionally great 1 TB external drive, as I say the size of not just a cigarette pack-- a flattened cigarette pack, but with a very beautiful brushed aluminum finish and...Read complete review

      This is one exceptionally great 1 TB external drive, as I say the size of not just a cigarette pack-- a flattened cigarette pack, but with a very beautiful brushed aluminum finish and minimal, tasteful product logos. I plugged it into my Mac laptop and its cheery activity light burst into action and declared itself on the desktop. No glitchiness nor futziness whatsoever. I am using it for video production and it's working flawlessly. Great unit!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thund

      it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but...Read complete review

      it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but I never would have guessed it only had one.... I mean come on you could run 25 of these and still not saturate the Thunderbolt connection so it seems kinda silly not to have your port back for more drives or external screens)

      its fast enough... as fast as any other single 7200 rpm drive can be (mine clocks 129 MB/s write and 126.8 read)

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      Works well for motion graphics/video

      By Scenic

      from New York City

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Large Projects
        • Travel

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

        I really like this little drive. I do motion gfx and video editing. I use it to carry work back and forth from the office to my house. It goes in my purse. I wish it were a bit lighter, but then again, for 1TB it's not bad.At home it's connected to my macbook pro and all project files are on this drive. I haven't put it through major tests (like 3D rendering) yet but for basic editing/AE work it's been all good and fast so far. It gets a bit warm with use and it makes some low noise, but it's pretty minor. What drive doesn't? It doesn't bother me.The design is sleek, looks good with my laptop. The thunderbolt cord is pretty short (guessing 16") which is great, less stuff to carry around.Compact, capacity and fast. For the price this is a winner!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        3.0

        Daisy Chain?

        By Boba

        from Worcester, MA

        About Me Filmmaker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Everything Seems Great

        Cons

        • Can't Daisy Chain

        Best Uses

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

          Nice and small, doesn't take up a lot of desk space, works great, but until they start putting multiple ports on so you can daisy chain on drives that are less than $ I can't give it 5 stars. I sent mine back.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          1-TB 7200-rpm drive w/Thunderbolt

          By Mike

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Portable
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Run Hot

          Best Uses

          • Laptops
          • Travel

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

          I have two (2) G-Technology 1-TB G-DRIVE mobile drive with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. Using Thunderbolt on my MacBook Pro, I typically see a transfer rate of 123-MB/s, and not the 136-MB/s that is in the spec. I find that the drives do get a bit hot if you run them for a while.

          However, there is no setup and you can use them immediately. They are very small and mobile, and since they are powered off Thunderbolt or USB, there is no power adapter to carry around. I take one (or both) of these drives with me when I travel. I store photos on them.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Excellent Drive

          By Richard

          from Warren, Connecticut

          About Me Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Laptops
            • Travel

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

            This drive is a great deal for a 7200 RPM HDD with both thunderbolt and USB 3. The drive is very well built, fast and quiet.

            You're paying a premium for thunderbolt and the 7200 RPM G drive with just USB 3 is considerably cheaper and plenty fast for backing up with an app like SuperDuper or Time Machine on a Mac.

            Until large SSDs come down in price, a 7200 RPM HDD is the way to go for a portable backup drive and this is definitely one to consider.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great drive!

            By Jonathan

            from Clarksville, Tennessee

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

            The drive is as fast as I expected it to be. However, However, it came with a scratch on the aluminum.

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            4.0

            Does the trick pretty well

            By Bruno Almeida

            from Brazil

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Heat´s Up Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Laptops
            • Multimedia
            • Travel

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

            Fast, responsive, lightweight - an all around good value portable drive, BUT it does heat up fairly quickly.

            So, on heavy usage, be mindful of that and keep it on a cool surface. Otherwise, I am really happy with this as a mobile solution to carry my files on the road.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Reliable So Far

            By JJ the Movie Guy

            from New York, NY

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Multimedia

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

              Used to be a LaCie loyalist, but their latest line of thunderbolt drives has the cable built in. That's a no go for me, what if the cable breaks?? So, decided to switch it up and get this guy. It's quite tiny and sleek looking, so that's cool. I edit 1080p footage straight off of this thing, and it runs pretty darn smooth. 4K footage works pretty darn well too!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Love it!

              By Miss Priss

              from KY

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Minor Cosmetic Damage

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Travel

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

              I love this little gadget! So much so, I ordered a second! With the Thunderbolt connection, it's SUPER FAST! I transferred nearly a thousand photos in about 60 seconds with no problem; and because I use a Mac, for which the device is already formatted, it was extremely easy to use. I literally just plugged it in and it was ready to go. My only complaint, and the reason I gave it four stars instead of five, is that both devices came with minor cosmetic damage. I assume that this damage originated at the manufacturer during the assembly process, as it was obvious that neither device had been opened. Other than that, no other complaints thus far!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great hard drive

              By Ann

              from Scarsdale

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                Easy setup, works fast on mac, recommended

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                1 TB g-drive w/ thunderbolt

                By purplecat

                from milwaukee, wi

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Reliable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Large Projects
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                  I back up my imac with this drive. I chose it because it runs at 7200 rpms and it has a thunderbolt connector. It is very quiet, fast, and I don't find that it heats up like I have seen in other reviews. Truly plug in and go: no formatting for mac, no external power source needed. I like that it also comes with a USB 3.0 cord if you prefer to use that over thunderbolt. No extra software that I usually delete.
                  On the superficial side, for those interested in coordinating with the streamlined "look" of macs, this drive compliments my mac perfectly, with its nice metal exterior. My rubberized black and lime green drive I use to back up my pc laptop pales in comparison to the looks of this drive.
                  In my opinion, it is a little too heavy to consider it "mobile," but it's great for a small desktop back-up drive.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Plug it in, it's as simple as that!

                  By Onelly

                  from Corona, Ca

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Laptops
                    • Large Projects
                    • Travel

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                    I simply use it to back up my macbook and very few items have i purchased that are this simple. Just plug it in! Apple and G-tech just go together!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Drive

                    By Triple-G

                    from Durham, NH

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                      Bought this drive as a backup device for my Mac Pro system drive. Very well made unit, silent and fast.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great Drive

                      By Dj C

                      from Newark, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia
                        • Travel

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                        Awesome drive and very fast connected o thunderbolt on macbook pro!
                        Drive does get a bit warm, but nothing major. Very well built.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        3.0

                        1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thund

                        By Ray

                        from NY, NJ, PA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comes With Cable
                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Only One Thunderbolt

                        Best Uses

                        • Laptops
                        • Travel

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                        it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but I never would have guessed it only had one.... I mean come on you could run 25 of these and still not saturate the Thunderbolt connection so it seems kinda silly not to have your port back for more drives or external screens)

                        its fast enough... as fast as any other single 7200 rpm drive can be (mine clocks 129 MB/s write and 126.8 read)

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Very Nice

                        By browncoat

                        from Tucson, AZ

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Quiet But Not Silent
                        • Runs a little warm

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                        Product use - For music recording.

                        Folks... It's as simple as this: After three weeks with this produce I can safely say that it does what it's supposed to do. Don't know what else I can say. It's not silent, but it's quiet enough for me. I suppose the only negative thing I might mention, is that it maybe runs a little hot after extended use. But overall, great product. Hooked up to the Macbook Pro in no time at all.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Top of the line

                        By Wiremom

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Laptops
                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia
                          • Travel

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                          I have experience with several external drive brands and I've settled on G-Tech for all my needs - you can't break these things. Very dependable and last forever, great looking. I also use it to store my iPhoto libraries among other things.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Works great!

                          By kshap

                          from NJ

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                          Received this drive, connected it to my Mac for time machine back-ups and haven't looked at it since. It took less than a minute and then back-ups just run when needed. Great drive, no formatting or any other work needed.

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                          5.0

                          Great sturdy drive

                          By ckbknyc

                          from Brooklyn NY

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Laptops
                            • Large Projects
                            • Multimedia
                            • Travel

                            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                            My first Thunderbolt drive with my new MBPr. Super fast connection, you bump up against the speed of the hard drive before hitting the transfer limits of TB.
                            I've always used vented GDrive/GRaids with fans or at least cooling fins for work on location. I did some light editing off of this drive and while it got hot, it did great otherwise.
                            My other GTech drives have been very reliable, hopefully this one fits the name.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for my MacBook Pro

                            By tls

                            from CT

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops
                              • Travel

                              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                              Fast and quiet. I use G-Technology products and this is a great drive to use either USB3 for Thunderbolt with my new MacBook Pro.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Amazing Drive

                              By Tommy

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Laptops
                                • Travel

                                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                                Just what I wanted, a small, fast, Thunderbolt/USB3 drive. Its a perfect companion for my Macbook Pro. I'm impressed with it and very happy.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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