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G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive

B&H # GTGDM4750G Mfr # 0G02131
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Product Highlights
  • Dual FireWire-800 Ports
  • FireWire-400 (via included cable)
  • USB 2.0
  • Disk Speed of 7200rpm
  • Windows & Mac Compatible

The 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive from G-Technology is a portable hard drive with a speed of 7200rpm and FireWire-800, FireWire-400, and USB 2.0 connectivity options. The versatile drive features a total storage capacity of 750GB and a sleek casing complete with a fanless heat sink. It also comes with a protective case to keep it safe from damage while on-the-go. Whether you want to use it for portable storage or as a backup solution, the G-DRIVE mini is a powerful, versatile, and fast hard disc drive.

Portable, high-speed external hard drive
High-speed interfaces including FireWire-800, FireWire-400 (via included cable), and USB 2.0 ports
Weighs less than 9 oz
Storage capacities of 750GB with a speed of 7200rpm
Bus powered, eliminating the need for an AC adapter
Integrated heat-sink provides near silent operation and ensures proper cooling for long life and data reliability
Ships complete with all cables and high-quality protective carrying case
Unique industrial design, compact all aluminum enclosure
Mac OS X and Windows compatible, and Time Machine ready
Performance
Capacity 750GB
Interface 2x 9-Pin FireWire-800
1x USB 2.0
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer 16MB
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Up to 800Mbps
Chipset Oxford 934 chipset
General
Mounting Portable
System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, or Vista; Mac OS X 10.3.x or later
FireWire-800, FireWire-400, or USB 2.0 port
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.94 x 3.19 x 0.88" / 12.5 x 8.1 x 2.23cm
Weight 0.55 lb / 0.25kg
G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive
  • FireWire-800 Cable
  • FireWire-800 to FireWire-400 Cable
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • CD w/ Documentation
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    G-Technology750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (36)
    • Portable (35)
    • Easy to use (34)
    • Easy to set up (29)
    • Attractive (26)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (29)
      • Additional storage (25)
      • Back-up (21)
      • File transfer (21)
      • Photo storage (20)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (32), Casual user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (42), Personal (13)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (55)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great

      Dual angle HD Video production via FW 800 on iMac, very happy with the performance

      Dual angle HD Video production via FW 800 on iMac, very happy with the performance

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Lost my work when it would not mount

      Got a new drive and used it as a home for my footage. The drive worked just fine for a few weeks until one day it wouldn't mount. Always back up your footage but...Read complete review

      Got a new drive and used it as a home for my footage. The drive worked just fine for a few weeks until one day it wouldn't mount. Always back up your footage but this drive is totally unreliable. And the firewire does not work ... only can use USB with it.

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      4.0

      Reliable Drive

      By G$

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

        Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

        I've never run into a major problem with these small G-Drives. Very reliable. The only downside is that they can be finicky when daisy chaining a few via the firewire800 ports. The ports themselves don't seem to have the most robust physical mounting and seem to get more finicky with age...It can get a little hot at times, but at least has a heat-sync unlike many other portable drives.

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

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        3.0

        B&H fabulous chat helped me format

        By Makeupmagic

        from Scottsdale AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast With Firewire

        Cons

        • Formatted For Mac

        Best Uses

          Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

          I had no idea it was formatted for MAC but B&H are the best! Chat stayed with me helping to format to windows, Love B&H, been doing business with them for a long time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          BEST HARD DRIVE FOR ON THE GO

          By mrfilm

          from Los Angeles, CA

          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
            • File Transfer
            • Video

            Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

            I am a traveling tour videographer for several bands, so I needed something that was light,fast, and very reliable.
            I have used somewhere around 10-15 of these within the past two years, not one has crashed on me.
            Only thing that could improve would be a more protected outside layer.

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

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            5.0

            Excelent

            By Peter

            from New York

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

              Formatted for Mac OSX. The best external hard drive I have. It is 750GB. This is not a lot of space. However I decided to switch from one big hard drive to a couple of smaller ones, since I had a problem with my big external 2TB Western Digital one and I almost lost all my buckup on this one.

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

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              5.0

              GREAT hard drive!

              By WHUTUPDOE

              from Los Angeles, CA

              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 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                I got this for the sole purpose of video editing. I'm a film school student and we needed an external drive to store our source media and to set as our scratch drive for editing.

                So far, I don't have a single complaint about it. I love that it comes with a carrying case and both a firewire 800 and 400 cable. I know it's portable but I expected it to be bigger in size and it's not. I also love the brushed metal housing. I've heard nothing but great things about G-Drives and so far it's definitely living up to expectations!

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                4.0

                Solid Drive

                By Jason

                from NYC

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                  I use this product primarily for active video projects. It is compact and solid, and works great. I have bought two drives from G-Drive and one had a controller issue where it wouldn't always stay connected. Since It had a three year warranty, I just dumped all the info, and was able to return and get a drive that didn't' have this issue.

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

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                  5.0

                  Very good drives all around

                  By Nick DiNatale

                  from Boston, MA.

                  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
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                    I'm a full time photo student doing a good amount of commercial photo work in my free time. These drives (I bought two for school requirements) are the best that I've owned so far. They don't come with any useless pre-loaded software or anything like that, they're small, and pretty lightweight. While 750GB isn't huge at this point, it works. I'll definitely be buying more G-Technology drives in the future.

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

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                    5.0

                    Love my g-drive mini

                    By TheFilmdude2001

                    from Novato, CA

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                      The drive is portable, doesn't need a power cord and stores a lot in a small space. I wish the design was a little more elegant, but why carp.

                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      1.0

                      Lost my work when it would not mount

                      By MBM

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Power user

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                          Got a new drive and used it as a home for my footage. The drive worked just fine for a few weeks until one day it wouldn't mount. Always back up your footage but this drive is totally unreliable. And the firewire does not work ... only can use USB with it.

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

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                          5.0

                          I'll be getting another one soon!

                          By H2O Video

                          from Florida

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer
                            • Video

                            Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                            I use this in the field to download and backup video from data cards. Perfect size and capacity for a 2 or 3 day shoot.

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

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                            5.0

                            As fast as can be

                            By crazywriter

                            from Oakland, CA

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                              I am using the product to edit videos and to store photos and music

                              The 750 GB G-drive mini is very fast and extremely portable. It comes with a firewire and USB cable. I love it. It is sturdy and durable.

                              Everything about it is great

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

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                              5.0

                              G-Drive Mini Portable 750 Gig

                              By Tito Montoya

                              from Montana USA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Aluminum case
                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                This is my fourth purchase of this particular model and I mean that as a good thing. This is the only external hard drive I use for my work and backup. Professional equipment for real world use. Never Had a problem or failure. Well built, quiet. Bus powered. Made to be portable and handles moderate shocks and bumps while in transit. Aluminum case is great at dissipating heat while in heavy use. A little more cost then others and a little less storage space but rock solid performance.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great drive. Comes with everything.

                                By Ocean Girl

                                from Norfolk, VA

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                • None so far

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                First week of use but happy so far. It arrived and I hit the road. I chose this for the value, came with all the cables I might possibly need and otherwise no thought was required, plug and go. Could have saved a few $ but not without added hassle. Would buy again. I wasn't considering this initially but the salesman suggested for my intended use...good idea.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great little drive with big speed

                                By dana in OK

                                from Blackwell, OK

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer

                                Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                This is the fifth G-mini drive for me (I also have several G-Safe RAID's), and it's the least expensive and largest. The price has come way down on these since Hitachi bought G-Technology a couple of years ago. I use them to back up Macbook Pros via SuperDuper, as well as for Time Machine. Thus, I wind up with file backup as well as catastrophe backup. I do also have the power adapters for them, as they are bootable from a Firewire connection (via SuperDuper), but they do need the power cable when booting the machine. So, I advise getting the power adapter as well--it's inexpensive. I do have both pre-Hitachi and post-Hitachi G-Tech Minis and G-Safes, and, other than costing less, I can't tell any difference in performance...which is good in my books.

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

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                                5.0

                                Rugged and portable

                                By squash

                                from marblehead, ma

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                  WE use these drives on location as they are rugged and portable. Reliability has been great

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Pretty Sturdy, small to carry, FW800

                                  By bruno_sp

                                  from Sao Paulo

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Noisy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup

                                  Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                  I bought to use Firewire 800 with my Macbook 13. As the mac comes with only 2 USD ports, i needed to free a port for the Apogee One. The other USB port i use to connect the USB cable that comes with the Apple Cinema.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Again and again

                                  By Nicol

                                  from Los Angeles, California.

                                  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
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                    I love this drive.
                                    Its small size and compatibility with multiple connections makes it really useful for storing semi large files, especially when shooting on the Canon photographic series. What I love most is the the internal cooling fan that allows one to work high temperature situations. I was recently in Madagascar where I was using the drive for up 10 hours a day and 90% humidity and 35 degree Celsius and above with out any problems. The protective case is great for traveling and the drive never has to be removed from the case even when in use. B & H in considerably cheaper than walk in stores.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Great portable drive

                                    By Bruce

                                    from Albany, NY

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                      Great little portable drive. Not as ultraportable as a flash drive, but 7200rpm + Firewire = fast. Small, light, more storage space than most laptops and it comes w/ a leather case and all the cables you could hope for. Excellent value for the price.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Portable Media Droive

                                      By Tpix

                                      from Santa Monica CA

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Audio Editing with ProToo

                                        Comments about G-Technology 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                        A really nice plug and play media drive. I have used it with ProTools 9 and now 10. No compaints.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        excellent drive

                                        By nancy

                                        from nj

                                        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 750GB G-DRIVE mini High-Speed Portable Drive:

                                          Used as mac backup, no noise, no power cord (uses bus), small footprint. We have 5 of the G-tech drives of different sizes over the years and they all have performed beautifully with no failures.

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

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