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G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive

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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Hard Drive Capacity
  • FireWire 800 Interface
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 7200RPM Drive Speed
  • Time Machine-Ready
  • Windows Compatible

The 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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
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    G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (38)
    • Easy to set up (32)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Fast (18)
    • Portable (17)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (17)
      • Additional storage (12)
      • Back-up (11)
      • Photo storage (11)
      • File transfer (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (31), Casual user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (23), Personal (15)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (36)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Productivity in a durable package!

      To start off, I am an amateur photographer and videographer who uses this disk as my "desk drive" and hence as a time machine backup, it's 1tb drive pairs well...Read complete review

      To start off, I am an amateur photographer and videographer who uses this disk as my "desk drive" and hence as a time machine backup, it's 1tb drive pairs well with my iMac 1tb drive.

      I love how quick and reliable it is, though I have not had it for too long, I still have yet to run into any even minor hiccups.

      It is quiet, quick, and reliable...what more could you ask for?!

      It gets a bit warm, really nothing even close to serious, if the room you work in is a bit chilly then you KNOW this drive is for you.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      on the fence about the G-Drive mini

      This is the second G-Drive mini I have bought. The first one blew up when I connected it with the firewire. They sent me a refurbished one and I still have it. Although...Read complete review

      This is the second G-Drive mini I have bought. The first one blew up when I connected it with the firewire. They sent me a refurbished one and I still have it. Although I was skeptical about buying another one, the reviews looked good and I needed another large drive. I use it to back up all my picture and video files. When I was loading all the files, the drive got very hot. I could hardly touch it. When I called the company, they suggested I send it back to B&H. I did some tests and it gets warm but not as hot as it got when I was transferring all my files. I still have it and I am not sure what I am going to do yet. I might buy the power cord so I can plug it in.

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      5.0

      A great, reliable drive

      By Dana in Okla

      from Blackwell, OK

      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 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

          I have acquired many of these drives over the years, even way back before Hitachi bought G-Tech, and they are, without a doubt, the niftiest, most reliable little drives I own ( I think I have over ten for various tasks). I have never had one not mount (OSX) on a variety of Mac machines, both laptops as well as desktops. I also use several G-Safe drives (RAID), now discontinued, and they, too, have served me without fail for years. This little G-mini 1 TB has both FW 800, which is what I use, and USB 3. I use them on Mac Pros 5,1, Macbook Pro's, and iMacs. Can't say enough good things about them.

          One note: I think about a year ago I had to boot into recovery mode and restore a laptop from Time Machine, and, if I remember correctly, I think the Time Machine recovery now only works with a USB connection, not FW…this was on a 2009 Unibody MacbookPro.

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

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          5.0

          works perfect

          By Alex

          from NYC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High Volume

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

            works perfect and is very small

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

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            5.0

            Great portable drive

            By Sastrugi

            from NY

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video editing

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

              Great drive, fast, much smaller than I expected. Easily formatted for PC.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Solid Drive

              By Johnny Rumors

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                Used two of these while on location for a travel heavy shoot. Dependable and small.

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

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                5.0

                Easy to use & gets the job done.

                By Langololu

                from New York, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                  This mini portable drive is super easy to use. Just plug it in and you're ready to go. Sleek design matches my iMac. No complaints on my end.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Video Editing Hard Drive

                  By ace

                  from nc

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                  It is a very fast hard drive. It stays cool and it is reliable.

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                  5.0

                  Great portable drive

                  By sk8er48

                  from Lexington KY

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                  I have purchased many G-Technology drives and this little drive was rock solid! Just wish they could make larger capacity portable drives.

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                  4.0

                  I will purchase more of these

                  By LDFISH

                  from St.John,Kansas

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Manage
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • G-drive Mini Is Bus Power

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Back-up Storage

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                    I have had these drives for about a month now with no issues so far. They were very easy to install especially on the Mac, converting one to windows only required following online instruction at G-Tech. I will use the G-Raid Mini as photo storage on my MacBook Pro laptop and the G-Drive Mini as my backup. I also use a G-Drive on my windows based desktop as photo storage for my Lightroom Catalog

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

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                    5.0

                    Small, Bus Powered, FW 800

                    By Some Guy

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                        Small size, bus powered so fewer cords, and FW 800 as well as USB connection options. All good.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great drive small and compact

                        By Go Live TV

                        from Washington DC

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High Volume

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                          Use this a external data drive for video editng with Final Cut Pro. Works great.

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

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                          5.0

                          Productivity in a durable package!

                          By Gabe and Stuff

                          from Florida

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Runs Hot

                          Best Uses

                          • Time Machine
                          • Video

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                          To start off, I am an amateur photographer and videographer who uses this disk as my "desk drive" and hence as a time machine backup, it's 1tb drive pairs well with my iMac 1tb drive.

                          I love how quick and reliable it is, though I have not had it for too long, I still have yet to run into any even minor hiccups.

                          It is quiet, quick, and reliable...what more could you ask for?!

                          It gets a bit warm, really nothing even close to serious, if the room you work in is a bit chilly then you KNOW this drive is for you.

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

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                          5.0

                          Greta portable HD

                          By Marianne

                          from New York City

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                          Easy set up, just a perfect and reliable drive!

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                          5.0

                          Portable Speed & Size

                          By Camera George

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High Volume

                            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                            I purchased the drive because I needed a large video drive that I could take on the road. With 1TB in storage and its small light size it's perfect. Own other G-Tech drive so I knew I could count on it.

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

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                            5.0

                            great for professional files

                            By Gabi

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High Volume

                              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                              Fast and easy to use. I feel safe storing my data on here!

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

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                              5.0

                              Very happy with this product!

                              By Madeleine

                              from New York City

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • High Volume
                                • Home
                                • Small Networks

                                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                                Second time I bought the G-drive mini. As a photographer, can't live without it!
                                It's fast, very easy to work with, small, looks good and most important: reliable! Only very occasionally it makes a ticking sound, I think because it had trouble connecting. But it recovers almost immediately. Overall extremely happy with this product!

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

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                                2.0

                                that awfull click click sound

                                By fotocaribe

                                from Los angeles, Ca

                                About Me Power user

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Insecure
                                • Runs Hot

                                Best Uses

                                • Photo Back Up
                                • Travel Photo Back Up

                                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                                I know all drives are usable for 2 to 3 years usually, but this one lasted just to end the 1 year warranty and started getting hot until that awfull click click sound started. It was to late even for a recovery . I think Iomega, La cie and Seagate are better options.
                                REMEMBER TO DOUBLE BACK UP ALL YOUR FILES !

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

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                                5.0

                                Great Small Size for Big Jobs

                                By BW

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Fast
                                • Highly Compatible

                                Cons

                                • No Cons From Me

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable Recording

                                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                                I use the 1TB G-Drive for professional audio applications. I need a drive that is small, light and durable. This drive fits the bill. It has a large storage capacity and comes in a leather case with an assortment of connecting cables for firewire and USB connections. It spins at 7200 rpm which is unusual for a drive this size. I've purchased many of these for use during the past couple of years and they've always been reliable.

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

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                                5.0

                                so far so good

                                By maggie

                                from brooklyn, ny

                                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 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                                    so far so good, great size, design, and i know i trust g-tech. i've used lacie before and it almost deleted all of my backed up files!!! horrifying. well. i know when you purchase a g-tech, you are making an investment.

                                    i also picked this up from the b&h warehouse facility in the navy yard in brooklyn, everyone was so kind and helpful there.

                                    i love b&h.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Powerful and elegant storage device

                                    By Francesco B

                                    from Hoboken, NJ

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Manage
                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High Volume
                                      • Home
                                      • Sensitive Materials

                                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                                      Very simple to set up, this device provides ample storage capabilities for you sensitive documents.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Drive

                                      By msh

                                      from NYC, NY

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sensitive Materials
                                        • Student Films

                                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                                        Small and awesome. Great little drive.

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

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