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G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM)

B&H # GTGDMU31 Mfr # 0G02428
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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Capacity with 5400 RPM Drive Speed
  • Transfer Rates up to 100MB/sec
  • USB 3.0 Interface and USB 2.0 Compatible
  • Mac Format HFS+ with Journaling
  • Time Machine Compatible
  • Reformat for Windows
  • Bus Powered
  • Includes USB 3.0 Cable

The 5400 RPM 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive by G-Technology is a slim, light (under 6 ounces) portable hard drive for your Mac computer. It features USB 3.0 connectivity with USB 2.0 backward compatibility, a 1TB capacity, transfer rates up to 100MB/sec, and an all aluminum chassis for efficient heat distribution.

The drive is factory formatted with HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box. It's plug-and-play compatible with Mac OS X Leopard 10.6 or later, but it can be reformatted for use with Windows 8, 7, and Vista.

You won't have to worry about cable clutter either, because the unit is self-contained, running on bus power directly from your computer's USB port. It can fit easily in a briefcase or laptop bag, and even has the aluminum look of a MacBook Pro.

1TB Capacity
• 84 hours of HDV 1080i
• 17 hours of DVCPROHD 1080/60i
• 13 hours of 8 bit SD
• 10 hours of ProRes 422 HQ
• 10 hours of 10 bit SD
• 2.25 hours of HD 1080/60i
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.0/2.0
Drive Speed 5400 RPM
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Transfer Rate Transfer rates up to 100MB/sec
System Requirements Mac OS 10.5 or later and an available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and an available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
General
Mounting Portable, external
Power Requirements Bus powered
Environmental Requirements Temperature: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Operational humidity 5-80%, non-condensing
Non-operating humidity 10-90%, non-condensing
Dimensions 5.1 x 3.2 x 0.5" (12.9 x 8.2 x 1.3 cm)
Weight 5.8 oz (163.3 g)
G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (17)
    • Compact (16)
    • Easy to set up (16)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Quiet (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (14)
      • Photo storage (14)
      • Additional storage (13)
      • File transfer (8)
      • Video (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (10), Casual user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (11), Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (18)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Raring to Go Portable hard Drive

      By NancyK

      from Highland Park, NJ

      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

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

        This drive arrived in 1 day, ready and raring to go. Just plug it into a USB port on your computer. Within a very short time, I had a complete back up of my system. It's small, attractive, and simple enough to use that I needed no special skills to make it work.

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

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        5.0

        This is my Third G-Tech Drive!

        By Bob

        from Evanston, IL

        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

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

          The G-Tech USB Portable Hard Drive is extremely light weight and is quite fast within its specs. I find G-Tech drives to be sturdy and dependable. I use another portable G-tech drive when traveling and shooting. I also use a third G-Tech drive as the Time Machine Back-up on an iMac. They are quiet and efficient. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a lightweight, efficient and dependable drive for back-ups away from, or at home. The USB cord works with 2.0 or 3.0. There is no set-up time needed for a Mac.

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

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          5.0

          great portable hard drive

          By Meredith

          from Atlanta, GA

          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 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

            This is my third G-Tech drive, my 2nd G-Drive mobile, and it's just as reliable as my past drives. Video and photos transfers are easy and efficient.

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

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            4.0

            Does the job at a decent price

            By DCBoomer

            from Washington, DC

            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 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

              I use it as the Time Machine device for my iMac. Works as expected and does so quietly. It also takes up very little desk space. Only 4 stars as the cord could be a little longer so I could really tuck it out of the way. Also, the 'on' indicator is at the back where the plug is so you have to keep the thing turned around to see if it's running. I really can't rate the speed because I don't have it turned around to see the light so never really know when Time Machine is running unless I consciously look. Assuming, though, speed is about average for the technology. Althogether, a nice little back-up tool.

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

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              4.0

              My seventh g-tech hard drive

              By arctic acacia

              from Providence, RI

              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 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                This is the seventh G-tech hard drive I've purchased to store huge quantities of image and video files for use in school computer labs. I've never had one fail, really impressed with the quality and speed. The only reason I give this one 4 instead of 5 stars is because the slimness and lightweightness of this one just doesn't feel as sturdy as the previous models. It makes me nervous, but I don't know if that is warranted at all. All in all, a great purchase!

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

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                5.0

                Great drive, as expected

                By Dan

                from Murphy, TX

                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 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                  Typical high quality I've come to expect from G-Tech. Wish it was 7200RPM, but seems fast enough for running my iTunes library while processing photos with Photoshop. I have a 200GB music library and about 80GB of photo files on the drive attached to my MacBook. No problems.

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

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                  5.0

                  Very fast

                  By pet

                  from dominican

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                    excellent very fast, its a good choise

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

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                    5.0

                    "It is just perfect for the video class"

                    By ASL Robin

                    from Bowie, MD

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                      This product that I will use, is perfect for the Sign Language Media Production. Good for the video storage which can hold up to 1TB for the whole semester.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great mobile hard drive

                      By Jatrw

                      from Zanesville, OH

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Doesn't Take Up Space
                      • Doesn't Weigh Much
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet
                      • Slim Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                        I am traveling for 15 days with a Nikon D800 (36 MP!) and Nikon 7100 (24 MP)so I have to have something to download my pics. The 1 TB G-Drive is absolutely perfect, small, plenty of space, compatible with my mac. Can't wait to go sailing through the Panama Canal in January.

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

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                        5.0

                        great hard drive

                        By Becca

                        from Brooklyn, New York

                        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 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                          I use this drive to hold all of my working and finished files as a designer/ illustrator. I used to use a LaCie drive that was recommended to me by a professor because of it's durability, but it was just awful compared to the G- drive I have now. The LaCie actually overheated and stopped responding to all of the different connection cords it came with. I love that this drive is a simple usb drive that is more reliable, and has a much better overall reputation in the design world than other brands I've encountered. I bought this particular model by the recommendation of my piers who have had nothing but positive things to say, and so far I'm enjoying it as well.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great, portable and a must

                          By Dr. G

                          from New York, New York

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy to use
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                            You need to back up your footage. This is a must, super portable and attractive design.

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

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                            5.0

                            Good product for good utilité

                            By Steff

                            from Bordeaux France

                            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
                              • Music Storage
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                              Everything is great with it, i use it for saving photo and music in ordre to increase the respond time of m'y Mac book pro.

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

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                              4.0

                              Nice Small Drive

                              By Mike

                              from Massachusetts

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage

                                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                                Great little drive easy to travel with and connect to computer. File transfers go quick.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great transaction every time.

                                By Spooky

                                from Rancho Cucamonga, 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
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                                  Super easy to use and lightning fast! Small and sharp looking. Great price and shipped on time.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  1 TB G-Drive MobileuSB

                                  By LouieLove

                                  from Sayerville NJ

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • Photo Storage

                                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                                    Wow!! works like a charm all you need to do is plug it in and it's ready to go.
                                    I had some others external hard drive but non work as good as the
                                    1TB G-Technology .
                                    Do your self a favor and get one money well spent :-)

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Great product, I would buy it again.

                                    By Wuju

                                    from Telluride, Co

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Feels A Little Fragile

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                                    I use it to store photos and videos, and it works great. Using an Mac meant no setup, just plug and go. So far I'm very glad to have it.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Large Capacity, Light, Small, Perfect

                                    By Pete

                                    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

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • File Transfer
                                      • Photo Storage

                                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                                      I love this drive. It's tiny (WAY smaller than my 500G), super light, and the capacity is huge for it's size. Running off the USB 3 cord is amazing because usually drives with this kind of volume require an external power source. Fits in my pocket while expanding my hard drive space ten times. A must buy.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent and compact Time Machine Drive

                                      By Ed

                                      from Lake Tahoe

                                      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
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (5400 RPM):

                                        Small, compact and reliable external USB 3 Drive for Mac Book Pro. I was surprised at how small and well made the drive is. The aluminum finish matches the Mac Book really well.

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

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