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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
     
    4.8

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (28)
    • Quiet (23)
    • Reliable (23)
    • Durable (17)
    • Versatile (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (22)
      • Laptops (22)
      • Travel (20)
      • Multimedia (16)
      • Large projects (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (14), Multimedia professional (10), Tech professional (9), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (16), Business (14)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (30)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      1 TB g-drive w/ 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...Read complete review

      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.

      VS

      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 32 customers

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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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                            5.0

                            Fast and Rugged

                            By Sethry

                            from Nashville, TN

                            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops
                              • Large Projects
                              • Multimedia
                              • Travel

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

                              The build quality of this drive is incredible. Super fast connection and comes with Thunderboldt cable. Couldn't ask for more. It is perfect as my working drive for photo editing.

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

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                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By SniperSteve

                              from Carmel Ca

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Projects
                                • Multimedia
                                • Travel

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

                                Very simple to use. Just plug in and go. Bought it to travel overseas for a documentary trip. Placed over 8,000 photos and over 100 HD videos and worked flawlessly. Very light and easy to carry. Will buy another shortly.

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

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