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

B&H # GT0G03040 MFR # 0G03040
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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
  • Preformatted HFS+ for Mac
  • Can be Reformatted for Windows
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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
Drive Format HFS+
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
     
    4.8

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (29)
    • Quiet (28)
    • Reliable (25)
    • Durable (17)
    • Versatile (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (27)
      • Laptops (23)
      • Travel (21)
      • Multimedia (16)
      • Large projects (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (15), Multimedia professional (11), Tech professional (9), Power user (6), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (20), Personal (18)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (37)

      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 42 customers

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      5.0

      Simply the best

      By Shaq Photography

      from New York, NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bus Powered On A Mac
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Fast
      • High Capacity
      • Multiple interfaces
      • Portable
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • On location
        • Photo Storage

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

        I use 5 of these for my Lightroom catalogs and image storage while on location. They have never failed me. Fast, reliable and resilient (yes, I did manage to drop one from 5 feet, and yes - it continues to serve me without a hiccup to this day).Pro advice: your images are your livelihood. Saving $ for a slower and certainly less reliable storage media is what an amateur would do. Divide the price difference you could be "saving" by the number of images you'll end up storing on this HDD, and it won't make sense to you either.

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

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        5.0

        Good external drive

        By RT

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo Storage

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

          I use this to store photos for Lightroom. Thunderbolt makes for fast connection and I notice no lag when compared to editing photos on my internal drive. I use on Mac so can't speak to PC.

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

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          5.0

          Best for traveling, one man band DIT

          By Cole

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • One Thunderbolt Port

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Travel Drives
          • Video

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

          Thunderbolt is the standard now, love having the speed. Though my Mac has two thunderbolt ports, I do wish this drive had one more to allow for daisy chaining (It does have a USB as well)

          I've used these on 20+ projects and so far are very reliable. I prefer G-Tech, no matter what type of drive, over the competition.

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

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          5.0

          Fast, dependable and easy to carry

          By Rogelio

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

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

            I wanted a mobile drive that I can put in my bag along my 13" mac book pro, and this drive is perfect. No need for ac plugs, the Thunderbolt or USB 3 will power your drive as well give you good speed and transfer ratios. With both cables you have versatility, you can use the USB 3 with PC's and the Thunderbolt with Mac's. It is a very dependable drive, easy to carry and move arround.

            I recommend this product hands down!

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

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            5.0

            Blazingly fast external drive

            By News Strategies

            from Arlington, VA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

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

              I'm using my G-Force Thunderbolt portable hard drive as a bootable emergency backup for my iMac. My iMac has a few years on it so I used Carbon Copy Cloner to create an exact copy of my iMac's operating system and files just in case.

              What I have found is that the iMac boots via Thunderbolt about as quickly as normally from the internal hard drive. That's fast! The G-Force operates silently.

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

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              5.0

              Great purchase

              By MK Bis

              from Bismarck, ND

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Video

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

                As a freelance videographer, I use this external hard drive to store footage and I also edit directly from it to keep my Mac's hard drive clean. Excellent performance, quick to mount and fairly quiet. Literally no set-up with a mac...just plug-n-play.

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

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                4.0

                Solid Drive

                By Jeff

                from Los Angeles

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

                I'm using this drive for Lightroom and as a way station to my offsite backup. The thunderbolt port makes a huge difference. It's plug and play, light and just what I needed. It does get hot after 45 minutes or so.

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                5.0

                Gtech 1tb hard drive

                By Eric

                from Boston

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

                Excellent, light, fast portable drive! Great for Time Machine backups and external storage of files.

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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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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