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G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive

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G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 1TB Hard Drive Capacity
  • 5400rpm Drive Speed
  • FireWire 800 Interface
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Bus Powered
  • Preformatted HFS+ for Mac
  • Time Machine Ready
  • Windows Compatible
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The 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive from G-Technology comes equipped with both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 interfaces allowing for a variety of connection options. The G-Drive is Bus powered eliminating the need for an external power source when connecting your drive via a USB 3.0 cable. The included FireWire cables ensure fast data transfer when connecting to your system running Mac OS 10.5 or newer.

Portable FireWire Drive for Apple MacBook Pro
G-DRIVE mobile features USB 3.0 and FireWire interfaces, exceptional throughput performance, and up to 1TB capacity. It's Time Machine-ready so backing up all of those important documents, music, digital video and photos is simple. Also, the G-DRIVE mobile is bus powered, and that means when you're on your way out, you don't need to add an external AC power supply to your laptop case.
Easy to Setup - Time Machine Ready
G-DRIVE mobile comes preformatted HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box. A simple initialization is all it takes to prepare G-DRIVE mobile for use with Windows systems.
UPC: 705487190687
Interface FireWire 800
USB 3.0
Drive Speed 5400rpm
Drive Format HFS+
Connector USB Cable
FireWire Cables (FW 800; FW 800 to 400)
USB 3.0
Power Requirements Bus powered
USB 3.0
System Requirements Mac OS 10.5 or newer and an available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
Dimension L x W x H Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.4 x 2.3"
G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • FireWire 800 to FireWire 400 Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    G-Technology1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (24)
    • Compact (22)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Attractive (18)
    • Large capacity / good size (18)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (15)
    • Photo storage (13)
    • File transfer (11)
    • Additional storage (9)
    • Video (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (21), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (19), Personal (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very solid build and fast data transfers

    I love this drive so far! I needed FireWire 800 because transferring shoots from my D800 onto my old USB 2.0 drive felt like it took years. However, this drive (being all...Read complete review

    I love this drive so far! I needed FireWire 800 because transferring shoots from my D800 onto my old USB 2.0 drive felt like it took years. However, this drive (being all metal) does seem to get quite warm. I'm happy to have FW800, but it doesn't work well with my MacBok as the port connection is very delicate and a slight disturbance and break the communication between the machine and the drive. This isn't an issue on my desktop drive, and being able to daisychain with my archive drive is a real space saver behind my iMac. Once I upgrade to a MacBook with USB 3.0 the FW800 delicateness won't be an issue.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not as i had hoped

    I store all of my photos on my external drives…none on my computer. i do uploads from the drive to whatever blog I need to use. this drive came scuffed in the...Read complete review

    I store all of my photos on my external drives…none on my computer. i do uploads from the drive to whatever blog I need to use. this drive came scuffed in the package. also, uploading was not possible. it was as though it bogged down the internet connection and any upload would just stop working. I don't know if it was just this one in particular but I don't have time to try another one. I need a new drive that works asap. going back to my standard WD.

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    Perfect for Macbook Pro and Mac Mini

    By iceman97

    from Maple Grove, MN

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

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

      This drive is used for Apple's Time Machine backups. The Firewire 800 gives me speed on a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro and the USB3 gives me options down the road when the Macbook Pro gets replaced. Work just fine with either interface on a Mac Mini.

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

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      1.0

      not as i had hoped

      By Kenny

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Cost Was Low
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Has Firewire And 2 Usb
      • High Capacity
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Scuffed On Arrival
      • Unable To Upload

      Best Uses

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

        I store all of my photos on my external drives…none on my computer. i do uploads from the drive to whatever blog I need to use. this drive came scuffed in the package. also, uploading was not possible. it was as though it bogged down the internet connection and any upload would just stop working. I don't know if it was just this one in particular but I don't have time to try another one. I need a new drive that works asap. going back to my standard WD.

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

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        5.0

        Works exactly as advertised . . .

        By Bob of St. Louis

        from Missouri

        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 Hard Drive:

          I use if for back-up (with Mac Time Machine) and it sets up and works without a single hitch. Nothing to complain about, much to praise.

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

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          5.0

          Perfect for my needs!

          By Allen H

          from Bronx, NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet
          • Solid Well Made Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer

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

            This drive is used primarily as the Time Machine backup for a mid-2010 MBP using FW 800, leaving the computer's usb ports free for other connections. It is very quiet, relatively cool running, unobtrusive in my workspace and more than fast enough for keeping the wheels of progress moving along! It looks and feels like a solid, well made product. Also, it provides a second FW 800 port should I ever need to daisy-chain another device. So far, at 1 month in, I am very happy with it.

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

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            5.0

            Great Drive

            By Video Pro

            from New York, 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

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

              Works as advertised and very portable

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

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              5.0

              Simple solution

              By Wmph

              from NYC

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

              Can't see how it could be easier. Meant to buy thunderbolt vs but am completely happy with this one.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good portable reliable drive. Fast enuf.

              By Digital Dave

              from Portland, Maine

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy to use
              • Portable
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Rliable
              • The Right Interfaces

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Video

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

                I use these to transfer raw files from CF & SD cards from Nikon cameras, and raw video from Red SSDs. They are a good capacity, and with both firewire 800 and USB 3 ports, they are prefect for my Mac world.

                They are not the fastest drives in the universe, but they are fast enough to do the job. I usually shoot between 500GB and 1TB in a shoot day, and these write at a speed that makes that manageable.

                As for reliable: I have NEVER lost any data or had any files corrupted on these. I can't say the same for some cheaper, USB3-only drives I've tried.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Reliable, fast and sturdy

                By Film Fiend

                from NY, 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

                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

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

                  I use this as an office HD for editing videos. This is my third hard drive by G-Technology and so far it has been reliable, fast and sturdy. It does tend to heat up but I think that's normal with most hard drives.

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

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                  4.0

                  Got the job done!

                  By Jim - Writer/Director/Producer

                  from Oceanside, NY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

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

                    Bought two of these babies as primary and backup drives for video/audio files of a promo trailer shot over two days. Quick and easy interface for two different camera packages (Red-Scarlet, and a 7D) and our sound guy. Lightweight, slim.

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

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                    5.0

                    Nice design

                    By William Pope

                    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
                      • Photo Storage

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

                      works well and looks great!

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

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Drive

                      By Rico NYC

                      from NYC

                      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

                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

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

                      Reliable and quiet

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

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                      5.0

                      Best External Hard Drive

                      By Richie Rich

                      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
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

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

                        Slim, sleek, great price for what you get.

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

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                        5.0

                        Mobile Greatness

                        By AANYWHOOO

                        from Honlulu, Hawaii

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          I use this drive for on the go editing, Weddings (SDE), and using it daily (iTunes, Movies, & Docs) - I really enjoy the quietness of the SSD and the speed of the drive. I RECOMMEND A CASE (Logitec)!

                          There's no need for any negativity towards the product unless you don't take care of it or somewhat.

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

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          good choice

                          By Japex

                          from Buenos Aires, AR

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to use
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Video

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

                            Solid construction, great to have both FireWire 800 and USD 3.0, both needed for faster video download.
                            Light and Bus powered wich is perfect for on-location shootings.

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

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                            4.0

                            Solid little unit

                            By David A NYC

                            from NYC

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Heats Up A Lot
                            • No Power Switch

                            Best Uses

                            • File Transfer

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

                            Rugged and flexible with fast interfaces

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

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very good drive

                            By Line Producer

                            from New York City

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • File Transfer
                              • Video

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

                              We use it in film production, its fast and durable and compact.

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

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              G-Drives are the Best!

                              By Larry

                              from College Station, 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
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

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

                                G-Drives are the best external drives I've used and this one is no different. Very compact, USB-3 and FireWire 800 and fast.

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

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                                4.0

                                Very solid build and fast data transfers

                                By Matt

                                from Sunnyvale, CA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Easy to use
                                • Firewire 800 And Usb 30
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet
                                • Super Durable Build

                                Cons

                                • Firewire 800 Is Delicate

                                Best Uses

                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Portable Working Drive

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

                                I love this drive so far! I needed FireWire 800 because transferring shoots from my D800 onto my old USB 2.0 drive felt like it took years. However, this drive (being all metal) does seem to get quite warm. I'm happy to have FW800, but it doesn't work well with my MacBok as the port connection is very delicate and a slight disturbance and break the communication between the machine and the drive. This isn't an issue on my desktop drive, and being able to daisychain with my archive drive is a real space saver behind my iMac. Once I upgrade to a MacBook with USB 3.0 the FW800 delicateness won't be an issue.

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

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Killer Drive

                                By MixologyApp

                                from Austin, TX

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Photo Storage

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

                                  I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, whose life I prolonged by replacing its optical drive with an SSD. Therefore, I probably won't have a Thunderbolt port for another year or more.

                                  Being able to use Firewire 800 is great, and my next laptop will have USB 3.0, so I'm all good there, too.

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

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                                  4.0

                                  Does exactly what it needs to.

                                  By The Sandu

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer

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

                                    Super portable, fast, and perfect for what I need.

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

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