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G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
 
4.7

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (47)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Compact (41)
  • Easy to set up (35)
  • Attractive (33)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (37)
  • Additional storage (30)
  • File transfer (30)
  • Photo storage (29)
  • Video (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (35), Casual user (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (25), Personal (25)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (47)

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

Awesome!

By Mac guy

from michigan

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 (7200 RPM):

    I use this with my laptop for time machine backup. What's great about it is that it runs on USB power (no brick) and it is so small and quiet. No negatives. Totally recommend purchasing.

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

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By Mj

    from Canada

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

    Easy to install and set up to back up my Mac. Would have liked to use same device to back up a PC but, I believe, it can't do so for newer pc operating systems.

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    5.0

    Best choice for Mac 1TB portable IMHO

    By Mike

    from Charlotte NC

    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):

      I've bought 5 of these so far for small media management across multiple Mac computers, before transferring to RAID system. They are faster than 5400 rpm drives, and other than daisy-chaining there is no advantage to Thunderbolt 2 for single drives like these.

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

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      5.0

      Works just fine

      By ----

      from the internet

      Verified Buyer

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

      bought this to work as a time machine with my Mac and it's working fine.

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

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      5.0

      Great portable hard drive

      By Emily

      from Texas

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

      This is my second g drive and I love it ! It's perfect for what I need - durability and easily transported. I do wedding photography and I am very picky when it comes to products to store my photos on. I trust this brand !

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By LC

      from Brooklyn, New York

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • 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):

        In my opinion, this is the best portable hard drive for the money!
        Better than the LaCie rugged hard drive and way more reliable.
        Solid construction!

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

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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

              About Me Power user

              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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