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G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (44)
  • Easy to use (40)
  • Compact (38)
  • Easy to set up (32)
  • Attractive (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (34)
  • Additional storage (28)
  • File transfer (28)
  • Photo storage (27)
  • Video (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (33), Casual user (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (24), Business (22)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great backup and mobile edit drive

Great Drive. I use it for backing up and editing on my Macbook Pro. I own an iMac as well and I just dump the contents of this drive onto the Pegasus Raid connected...Read complete review

Great Drive. I use it for backing up and editing on my Macbook Pro. I own an iMac as well and I just dump the contents of this drive onto the Pegasus Raid connected to my iMac.But its fast enough to edit on its own. Its the fasted single-drive, non SSD bus powered drive out there probably. I edit on Premiere Pro CC but I don;t work in 4k. I edit C-100 footage in 1080p and this drive has always done good by me.I have mine formatted in Ex FAT because I do work on a Macbook, iMac, and a Thinkpad. It works well with both Mac and PC formatted like this. I own this as well as the Thunderbolt 1TB G-Drive. This one is $ cheaper and just as fast when I tested the speed on the Blackmagic Disk Speed test app. All you lose by buying this and not the thunderbolt version is the Thunderbolt interface. So I would recommend buying 2 of these to have an edit drive and a backup instead of buying the Thunderbolt version.This is also half as thin as the Thunderbolt version.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Safe For Work

This thing head crashed in less than a year. I'm only going to buy SSDs for on the go from now on. it was simply in my padded briefcase. Loved it till this...Read complete review

This thing head crashed in less than a year. I'm only going to buy SSDs for on the go from now on. it was simply in my padded briefcase. Loved it till this happened. Don't worry, I still love G technology as a brand.

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5.0

Works Perfectly

By RGGatica

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Video

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

    Easy to use, dependable, reasonably price, and everything it says, slim and sleek. A piece of equipment that's difficult to criticize.

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

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    5.0

    Easy to use

    By LKN

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

      Just what you need to store & backup photos. It was easy to setup and use. Lots of storage for all your needs.

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

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      5.0

      Great HD!

      By Ryan-s

      from Lagrange, IL

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

      It is compact portable and fast!

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By ShimonNst

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

      I bought this hard drive in order to store all my pictures, it's unbelievable how fast and quite this thing works

      It was worth every single penny

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      5.0

      Love This Hardrive

      By tmarzco

      from Columbus, OH

      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
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

        I do a lot of video and raw photo work and I love this hard drive for its portability, speed and reliability. It never fails to perform and with 1TB of space I can get a lot on it without feeling like I have too many eggs in one basket in case there would be an unexpected failure. I'm a G-DRIVE fan. Just feels good in my hand, too.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        SMALL AND FAST

        By Gala

        from NYC

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

        Gee, G-Technology comes out with a new upgraded/ updated look for these portable drives! And it keeps getting cheaper. I have been using this device to store and edit video. So far, no problems. Zippy, fast. Reformat it first, before using!

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        5.0

        Large Capacity and Small Package

        By ITMANATOR

        from CT

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

          Large and Fast Data access

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Grant

          from Switzerland

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

            Perfect...very fast, small, lots of memory, silent

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

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            5.0

            HARD DRIVE IS EVERYTHING IT CLAIMS TO BE

            By The Feature Factory

            from Pasadena, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Super Fast Robust

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • File Transfer

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

              Excellent turnaround time for quick transfer of 4k files from one computer environment to another.

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

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              5.0

              Perfect solution

              By Mac fan

              from Los Angeles, CA

              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 (7200 RPM):

                Needed a drive to backup my iMac, and this was perfect. Plugged it in and away we went! No fuss, no muss - instant solution to my problem.

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

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                4.0

                Simple & Fast!

                By DSPhotography

                from Northern California

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                  The G-DRIVE name is becoming increasingly popular with landscape photographers, and based on a recommendation, I decided to purchase this hard drive. As I prefer not to store all of my images on one hard drive alone, I used the 1 TB model to save part of my portfolio. I feel that it is important to save my images at an off-site location, for added security of my image files. Once connected, my iMac instantly recognized the drive, and quickly and securely copied one terabyte of images.

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

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                  4.0

                  good for the money

                  By Gabriel

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Video

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                  Super lightweight and easy to use. Doesn't feel very durable. I dropped it maybe 4 inches once and it feels like the outer casing already is coming loose, just from that. So be careful with these guys. But for the money and ease, not bad at all.

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

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                  5.0

                  Fast, Compact, and Reliable

                  By Jeremy

                  from New York, NY

                  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 (7200 RPM):

                    I've had a 5400RPM version of this drive for about two years and have always loved it. The 7200RPM version just ups the ante! It is super small, super fast, and I've never worried about lost or corrupted data. Highly recommended!

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

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                    2.0

                    Risky

                    By Joe

                    from US

                    About Me Power user

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to use
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                    It's reliably fast when you edit but if the thing shifts even just a little, the connection breaks and your dat might get corrupted. And that constantly happens

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

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                    4.0

                    good grip

                    By myk

                    from new york

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Power Switch

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                    the design is good has a gripping feel to the touch.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great drive and great buy at this price

                    By Astro30

                    from Chicago, 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

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

                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                      This is a great drive, I transferred 200 GB of photos to this drive in 15 mins. I was impressed with the speed. I'm using a Macbook Pro and I have had no issues with this drive. It is a perfect size to carry around, lightweight, and great price.

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

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                      5.0

                      Size Matters

                      By me_laura

                      from Los Angeles, 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
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                        I use my G-Drive hard drives to store RAW photography (I work with Lightroom). I have had two desktop hard drives from G-Technology for years now and have absolutely no complaints, but those are of course, not meant for travel. However, having had only those for some time, I have spent a whole lot of time wrapping them up and protecting them for travel (I know...silly.) I finally got around to order my mobile drive. When I received my order from B&H, I sat in ritual with my shipment - as usual - and when I held this tiny little lightweight mobile drive in my hand, I exclaimed, "Look at the size of this thing!" Soon thereafter I traveled up North and realized just how seamlessly I can fit this little drive everywhere. When I returned from my trip, all I could say is, "Size really does matter!"

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

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                        4.0

                        Works Great

                        By Purplelar

                        from Chicago, Ill

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                          I use it to back up my MacBook Pro drive. So far, it does everything fast and with no hiccups.

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

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                          5.0

                          Works great!

                          By halilynn

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                              Pretty simple, easy, external drive. Very easy set up with Mac Time Machine. And I like how slim and light it is. Easy to carry around if need be. I highly recommend this external drive.

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

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                              5.0

                              a sweet small & fast hard drive

                              By Sparky

                              from Bridgeville, DE

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Nothing

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer

                              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                              This is my primary backup for my MacBook Pro laptop computer while "on-the-road" for shooting assignments or while attending photo workshops.

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

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