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G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive

B&H # GTGDM3U500 Mfr # 0G02568
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You Pay: $109.95
Product Highlights
  • 500GB Hard Drive Capacity
  • FireWire 800 Interface
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 7200RPM Drive Speed
  • Time Machine-Ready
  • Windows Compatible

The 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive from G-Technology comes equipped with two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 3.0 port for versatile connectivity. You can also take advantage of the included FireWire 400 cable to connect your drive right out of the box. This SATA drive runs at 7200 RPMs with a 16MB cache. The integrated heat sink provides sufficient cooling ensuring the drive doesn't overheat. Connect the G-DRIVE mini to either a Mac or Windows computer for enhanced compatibility.

High-Speed Portable Hard Drive
Weighing in at less than 9 oz, the G-DRIVE mini comes with a reduced form factor making it perfect those on the go. With a capacity of up to 500GB of storage space you can store important documents, MP3s, digital video and digital photo files. The system can withstand up to 100 G's of shock to ensure your data is protected against the bumps and bruises encountered on the road. G-DRIVE mini is bus powered eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. G-DRIVE mini features a fan-less cooling system and a 7200RPM drive.
Easy to Setup - Time Machine Ready
G-DRIVE mini 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 mini for use with Windows systems.
Optional Power Adapter
Typically, no AC power supply is necessary. The G-DRIVE mini is bus powered to eliminate the need to carry around an external AC power supply to use the drive. However, some computer systems may not supply adequate power via USB, which keeps the G-DRIVE mini from properly spinning up. If this is the case, it may become necessary to use an optional AC power adapter. Simply plug the optional power adapter into the G-DRIVE mini and attach the other end to a surge protector or wall outlet.
Interface 2 x FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via included cable)
1 x USB 3.0
Disk Drives Type - SATA
RPM - 7200
Cache - 16MB cache
Cooling System Integrated heat sink
System Requirements Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.94 x 3.19 x .86" (125 x 81 x 22 mm)
Weight 1.14 lb (0.58 kg)
G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive
  • USB Cable (3.0 backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • 2 x FireWire Cables (800; 800 to 400)
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    G-Technology500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (11)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Fast (8)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High volume (3)
      • Sensitive materials (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (9), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (8), Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (12)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Product

      By yakuba42

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Networks

        Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

        I trust G-drive's reliability.

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

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        5.0

        Dependable

        By Tcol Video

        from NYC

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Materials

          Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

          B&H and my new G-Drive are equally dependable- you can count on them both to be of the highest quality.

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

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          5.0

          Great to edit from

          By Leo

          from NYC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Editing
            • Photos
            • Video

            Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

            I love this drive, it just works perfectly for what I need it. Editing from it and able to move around.

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

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            5.0

            small, fast, durable and reliable

            By Ms Photo

            from New York City

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Volume
              • Home

              Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

              I use this exclusively for photo storage in Adobe Lightroom with Mac Mini. The little "feet" make it stable for use on a desktop and help minimize overheating and it is small and lightweight enough to be portable. It also comes with a carrying case.

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

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              4.0

              Very Good

              By amybrooklyn

              from Astoria, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                  I use it mainly to store photos and footages and edit from there as well.
                  So far, it has been working as it should. As far as for the physical built, it's very sturdy and I think its worth the buck.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very reliable

                  By Billymac

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Cost More Than Others

                  Best Uses

                  • High Volume
                  • Sensitive Materials

                  Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                  I've bought dozens of these drives to store very expensive HD camera footage. At 7200 rpm, they operate fast and we've never had a single problem with uploading or downloading footage. Reliability makes a ton of difference when your average shooting day cost $100,000.

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

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Most reliable firewire drive out there

                  By chrisccw

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                      For video with a Mac, this 7200 rpm drive with firewire 800 ports and usb 3.0 is very fast and reliable for video transfers and playback and for editing in Final Cut or Premiere.

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

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                      5.0

                      great

                      By Jeff

                      from NY, NY

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • Slow

                      Best Uses

                      • High Volume

                      Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                      great

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great drive for small editing projects

                      By inspiredcitizen

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • Sensitive Materials

                      Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                      I really love this drive because it's small and portable. It's very ease to use and makes a great tool for editing small projects on a laptop. I would highly recommend it!

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

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                      5.0

                      Quiet!

                      By RAMIRO

                      from SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO

                      About Me Tech Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Large Projects

                        Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                        pro tools ! home recording !

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

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Soild drive

                        By mobile shooter

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • High Capacity

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                          I am a videographer and I live by this drive. G-tech costs a little more then most drives but you get what you pay for. I would recommed this drive to anyone who wants a solid proffesion hard drive.

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

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                          5.0

                          Sleek external hard drive

                          By New Photographer

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy to use
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                            So far, it's been easy to use and great.

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

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Little Drive

                            By Takasaurus Rex

                            from Hollywood, 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 500GB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                              I have been using G-Tech with my Mac for years. They seem to be the most reliable drives I have used. And if they fail with in the warranty G-Tech is very good about replacing them.

                              It's great that these little minis run at 7200rpm. I have been using them with Final Cut without a hitch. The price is competitive and they are just so Tiny you can store 12 of them in the same space as the bigger drives.

                              Highly recommended for Mac users, editors, graphics folk.

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

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