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G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver)

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G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver)

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  • USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 Connectivity
  • Fast, 5400rpm Drive Speed
  • Stylish, Aluminum Enclosure
  • Bus-powered - No Power Adapter Required
  • Mac Formatted and Time Machine Ready
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
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The 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive by G-Technology is a portable hard drive featuring high-speed FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. The fast, 5400rpm hard drive is bus-powered, allowing you to take it with you without carrying a bulky power adapter. The drive is ideal for storing documents, MP3s, photos and video and has been designed to compliment most any Mac. It comes pre-formatted for the Mac but works equally as well with Windows based systems by simply reformatting to the file system of your choice.

Portable, 1 TB Hitachi hard drive featuring high-speed FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connectivity
Fast, 5400rpm hard drive is bus-powered - no power supply required
Stylish, compact and lightweight .57 lb (9.12 oz) design made to complement most any Mac
Pre-formatted for Mac but works equally as well with Windows based systems 1
Performance
Capacity 1 TB
Interface 2 x FireWire 800
1 x USB 2.0
Drive Speed 5400rpm
Cache 8 MB
Transfer Rate Up to 480 MB/s
System Requirements Mac OS 10.5 or higher
Windows 7, 2000, XP, or Vista 1
Please Note:

Formatted for Mac. Must be reformatted for use with Windows.

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General
Type Hitachi SATA
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5 x 3.27 x .71" (12.7 x 8.30 x 1.80 cm)
Weight 9 oz (255 g)
G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver)
  • USB 2.0 Cable 1.96' (0.6 m)
  • FireWire 800 Cable 1.96' (0.6m)
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    G-Technology1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver)
     
    4.7

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (41)
    • Portable (41)
    • Easy to set up (40)
    • Compact (39)
    • Quiet (39)

    Cons

    • No power switch (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (34)
    • Photo storage (29)
    • Additional storage (27)
    • Video (27)
    • File transfer (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (32), Casual user (12)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (29), Personal (16)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (44)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So far so good

    I really like this drive a lot. It's small, USB powered and 1TB. It's more than enough for projects I want to run around town with (even with my laptop in the bag...Read complete review

    I really like this drive a lot. It's small, USB powered and 1TB. It's more than enough for projects I want to run around town with (even with my laptop in the bag too). Weighs about as much as my Mac's power cord. It comes with every cord you could need (check the specs) and they are short, which are nice and easy to manage in certain circumstances. I like things organized... so short cables are very nice sometimes.

    Someone mentioned in an earlier review that the cable port connections popped out easily. I haven't had that issue. Though I try to be extra cautious because of that review. But, they seem pretty secure to me.

    I've been using this as a second backup for a short FCP video project. It's probably not the fastest drive out there...but it seems pretty reliable and I feel really secure using it as a backup and a high capacity run around drive.

    I gave this a 4 out of 5 because I haven't had the drive for very long, so I'm kind of holding out on a perfect score to see how durable and reliable it is over a long time frame.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    G-Drive in reverse

    I almost exclusively use G-Tech for my storage needs, mainly in 2TB RAIDS. This is my second portable. Both portables feel solid and look great, but I've had issues with both of their...Read complete review

    I almost exclusively use G-Tech for my storage needs, mainly in 2TB RAIDS. This is my second portable. Both portables feel solid and look great, but I've had issues with both of their inputs. The fire wire cable easily pops out as its too stiff. Tap it or sneeze and your media disconnects. The USB port also was surprisingly flimsy. The interior, as usual, is awesome: fast and dependable.

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    5.0

    easy to order and quick to ship

    By Adam that guy who wrote this review

    from Newhall, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Disconnects Easily

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

    The website interface was easy to navigate and the prices offered were very competitive. I was somewhat intimidated by the price and thought it might be a refurbished product, but it looks brand new, came in a sealed package, and works great! Kudos!

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

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    5.0

    G-Technology 1TB Mobile HDD

    By thismercifulfate

    from Oregon City, OR

    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

      Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

      I bought one of these on a sale for a killer price. It's sleek, matches my macbook pro in finish and appearance and it's perfect for running protools sessions off of via FireWire 800. It came with a variety of cables, so I didn't need top spend extra, because all my connectivity needs were covered. It's silent and doesn't heat up much. Just plug it in and it works - no software or installation needed.

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

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      5.0

      Simple, Reasonable, Prompt

      By Guanoguy

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

      Simple to find and order, Reasonably priced, Promptly delivered. It works, plug and begin storing, does what it was supposed to - so far.

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

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      4.0

      So far so good

      By hat trick

      from New York, NY

      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
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

        I really like this drive a lot. It's small, USB powered and 1TB. It's more than enough for projects I want to run around town with (even with my laptop in the bag too). Weighs about as much as my Mac's power cord. It comes with every cord you could need (check the specs) and they are short, which are nice and easy to manage in certain circumstances. I like things organized... so short cables are very nice sometimes.

        Someone mentioned in an earlier review that the cable port connections popped out easily. I haven't had that issue. Though I try to be extra cautious because of that review. But, they seem pretty secure to me.

        I've been using this as a second backup for a short FCP video project. It's probably not the fastest drive out there...but it seems pretty reliable and I feel really secure using it as a backup and a high capacity run around drive.

        I gave this a 4 out of 5 because I haven't had the drive for very long, so I'm kind of holding out on a perfect score to see how durable and reliable it is over a long time frame.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Well-built and great drive so far.

        By transpo1

        from New York, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

        Fingers crossed, I've had this drive about 3 weeks and so far so good. It's very sturdy and rugged- very well constructed. Nice design and high-grade aluminum feel to it, as well.

        Used for pro-video backup.

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

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        5.0

        Works as expected.

        By Tracy

        from Honolulu

        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
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

          I'm very happy with this product. Quick, quiet, and easy to use. Plus the fact,it was cheaper than buying the same product in the local stores, and it was delivered very quickly!

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

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          4.0

          Good value

          By Top Bollocks

          from Asheville, NC

          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

            Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

            I have two desk top (non portable G Drives) and bought this as a potable option. 1TB at under $ is great value. I'm using the Firewire 800 connection and so far so good

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

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            5.0

            Great Drive

            By Brandon

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

              Using this drive to store raw footage for personal video projects. The firewire works great, haven't used it as a USB drive yet. Love the sleek appearance. It's very light.

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

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              4.0

              portable but do get hot

              By VP

              from NYC

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Get Hot Easiliy

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • File Transfer

              Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

              use it to shuttle large files

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

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              5.0

              Works perfectly so far

              By Jenny

              from Toronto, ON

              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
                • File Transfer
                • Video

                Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                This review is premature since I've only had the drive for a couple of weeks, but so far I've used it extensively every single day and have had no problems whatsoever. Light, sleek, shiny, and fast.

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

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                5.0

                Work Well

                By Dlefko

                from Westchester, NY

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 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 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                  This was on sale at a great price. Unfortunately, G-Technology discontinued selling it. I am using the Firewire connection with my iMac, and happy with the results.

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

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                  4.0

                  Great Hard Drive

                  By Nuggi

                  from NYC

                  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 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                    So far this is a great hard drive. It's fast, its small, it's attractive and it's quiet. I would give it five stars if it still works in three years.

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

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                    5.0

                    Works just fine

                    By String Bass Dave

                    from Alameda, CA

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                      Very fast thanks to FireWire. Functioned with my Mac perfectly right out of the box. Contained all of the cables I needed.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Little Drive

                      By Stbdtack

                      from Annapolis

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                        Use for backup and data with MacBook Air. Small enough to carry around and pretty fast. Great price at B&H.

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

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                        5.0

                        Amazing deal for 1TB FireWire 800

                        By Mr. Meowgi

                        from Greater Philly Area

                        About Me Casual 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 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                          So far there are no problems at all. This little drive looks just like a little MacBook Pro and acts like one too except that it is a lot quieter than my internal drive. I was bent on getting a time machine with Thunderbolt, but since I am not accessing information whilst performing a back up the FireWire 800 is plenty fast.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By dani

                          from new england

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                                It is really light and portable. Its super easy to use and I've had absolutely no problem using it! So worth the price!

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

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                                5.0

                                Don't look further for portable Drive

                                By Two Moons Production

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • No Power Switch

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                                I am an outdoor/adventure photographer and this hard drive is amazingly small and portable. It's very sleek and easy to work with. G-Tech's have never failed for me!

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

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                                5.0

                                Great and Fast Drive

                                By jackolojack

                                from Santa Barbara, 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 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                                  Easy to use, and lots of storage space. No power needed, just plug in and work away. Perfect for editing. They even included an array of cables so I didn't have to buy my own. Firewire 800 to 600, 800 to 800, usb as well. Great product and tiny as all get out! Highly recommended and no!!!! I do not work for the company ;-)

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

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                                  4.0

                                  An Integral Device

                                  By CBot

                                  from Brooklyn, New York

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Bus powered
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about G-Technology 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                                  The G-Drive Mobile has quickly become my favorite external hard drive. It is bus-powered so theres no need to lug around the wall wort power supplies that typically come with G-Drives. It has an enormous capacity (1TB) for it's size and is super lightweight. The only downside to the drive is that it is 5400 RPM, so it's not totally ideal to work off of. However, i did recently work from it on a very mobile project and it held up terrifically.

                                  This is a great buy and i highly recommend it.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Fast and well built

                                  By Point and Click Media

                                  from Williamsport, PA

                                  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 1 TB G-Drive Mobile Portable FireWire Drive (Silver):

                                    Nice fast Firewire drive for my iMac. Well build aluminum case looks good and matched Mac products well

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

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