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G-Technology1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt
 
4.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (39)
  • Fast connection (29)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Compact (21)
  • Portable (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (38)
  • Laptops (23)
  • Travel (21)
  • Additional storage (18)
  • Multimedia (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (20), Tech savvy (15), Multimedia professional (11), Tech professional (9), Technically challenged (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (31), Personal (22)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (53)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great TB drive, size of a slice of bread

This is one exceptionally great 1 TB external drive, as I say the size of not just a cigarette pack-- a flattened cigarette pack, but with a very beautiful brushed aluminum finish and...Read complete review

This is one exceptionally great 1 TB external drive, as I say the size of not just a cigarette pack-- a flattened cigarette pack, but with a very beautiful brushed aluminum finish and minimal, tasteful product logos. I plugged it into my Mac laptop and its cheery activity light burst into action and declared itself on the desktop. No glitchiness nor futziness whatsoever. I am using it for video production and it's working flawlessly. Great unit!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thund

it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but...Read complete review

it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but I never would have guessed it only had one.... I mean come on you could run 25 of these and still not saturate the Thunderbolt connection so it seems kinda silly not to have your port back for more drives or external screens)

its fast enough... as fast as any other single 7200 rpm drive can be (mine clocks 129 MB/s write and 126.8 read)

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5.0

"The BOMB"

By PhilCam

from Valrico FL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Power Switch

Best Uses

  • Additional Storage
  • Backup
  • File Transfer
  • Video

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

I'm in the video production bussiness and use this drive on location to back up and transfer our clients 4K video files to their hard drives, We record 4K files to 240GB SSD's with an off camera recorder.These 240GB SSD's only holds 40mins of Pro Res HQ video, this means theres a lot of files to transfer and back up and not a lot of time to do it. The 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt is really up to the job and makes it very easy to quickly move files from one drive to another via USB 3 or Thunderbolt 2.

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

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5.0

Fast drive for video editing

By Anthony B

from Raritan, NJ

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This drive is fast enough to edit video on a MacBook Pro using Final Cut Pro X.
      It comes online quick and disconnects quick too. It's a little noisy (relative to a silent room). And it scratches easily but that's not really important.

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

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      5.0

      Excellent Drive !

      By Mad Anthony

      from North Carolina

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      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 Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

        I use this drive with a Mac Trash Can. For Pro Audio.
        Super small and tough.
        Quiet. Doesn't run hot on my system like other people have mentioned.

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

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        5.0

        G-Drive nails it again

        By Ernie Sanchez

        from Los Angeles

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage

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

          Compact, mobile, lighting fast and reliable, the 1TB drive serves as the logical step up from the prior USB/Firewire model with 750MB.

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

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          5.0

          G-Technology hard drive

          By Stef

          from Nrscopeck, PA

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

          Awesome 7200 rpm hard drive! Great for video editing and photos.

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          4.0

          1st time buy

          By Jay

          from Weetchester

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

          I'm a first time buyer of a device like this. To tell you the truth, it's easily one of the best add ons ill ever but. 7200 revolutions for fast pace communication between device and my Mac. I'm a film program so take tons of footage, and at 1TB fits my level of need and perhaps surpasses that. I've seen people say it gets really hot, but I haven't really noticed that. Anyway, quality product. Very much recommended

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          5.0

          Sleek and works

          By Ronnie Orchard

          from NY, NY

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage

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

            I use this G-Drive for all my iTunes music and iPhotos. Works great, looks cool, takes up little space, thunderbolt speed and powers up when my mac pro powers up. I'm thinking of getting another one for Time Machine backup.

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

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            5.0

            Great Portable Thunderbolt Drive

            By Wanderlust Images

            from Los Angeles, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

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

              I use this drive to edit on the road. It runs a bit hot and has a great look and feel to it.

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

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              5.0

              REALIABLE AS ALWAYS

              By Al

              from New York

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

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

                G-drive has never failed me. The great thing about the 1tb is that its small and portable and with Thunderbolt it simply flies! Solid built and great for media.

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

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                5.0

                Quick and Simple

                By Seldo

                from Dallas, Texas

                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 Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                  Used to transfer files (photos, music etc) from Macbook Pro. No setup required and it was quick, efficient and simple to use. Small enough to take with you and no external outlet plug needed since it plugs directly into the computer using the provided Thunderbolt plug.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  Great Drive - Needs some voodoo to make it work on Win 7

                  By Dr. Evil

                  from Toronto

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Video

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

                      ONCE you get it working on Windows 7 it flies (150 MB/sec)! I had to spend a bit of time messing with drivers until I finally got it working on my HP ZBook 15. If your Thunderbolt drive won't mount on Windows 7 here is the fix:
                      Thunderbolt drives not mounting here is the FIX:

                      This worked for G-Drive Thunderbolt hard drives (may work with other brands) for Windows 7, all versions:

                      1. Thunderbolt needs to use the Asmedia 106x SATA Controller with Win 7. Download the Asmedia drivers from the Lacie website: https://www.lacie.com/US/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10278.
                      2. Reboot and enjoy.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Hard drive

                      By ACE

                      from KY

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Fast
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Video

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

                        I do a lot of video editing and this is a great way to store all of my footage. It is also extremely fast and it is just like working off of the computer's hard drive.

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

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                        5.0

                        Fast, compact drive.

                        By Bill the Teacher

                        from Philadelphia, P

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage

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

                          Quick and compact. I also like the design of the case.

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

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                          4.0

                          Easy and fast.

                          By LSR

                          from Florence MA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer
                            • Photo Storage

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

                            I used the drive and USB connectivity (IMAC didn't have a free Thunderbolt connection) for a photography workshop with image files on the drive transported from home and added during the workshop. Files were accessed from Lightroom and Photoshop on either an IMAC or MacBook Pro. The whole process was easy and fast. My only con is that it doesn't come with a protective case.

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                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Reliable, Compact

                            By bilco5

                            from chicagoland

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                            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
                              • Video Editing

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

                              I use this product to back up the photos on my laptop, and ferry projects from my work computer to home. It is lightweight, so great for commuting, runs very quiet and is thunderbolt, so it's very fast. The only thing not great is that it runs a little on the hot side, but it is totally acceptable.

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                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              2.0

                              USB 3.0 Seagate Goflex is way faster than this on my Mac!

                              By pjack

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Slow

                                Best Uses

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

                                  This is a small portable, hot and slow drive. You will get better performance from UBS 3.0 on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15. If you need a very portable drive then this is your drive, but don't rely on it for speed for daily use.

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                                  • Mac

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                                  4.0

                                  G Tech for life!!!

                                  By Joe Carrotta Photography

                                  from New York City

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                                  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 with Thunderbolt:

                                    This hard drive is beautiful!! besides is sexy look this thing preforms at an amazing speed. I use this as my portable system when dealing with clients and speed is very important to me. I never have to wait around for this stuff to transfer. Thunderbolt is unreal!!

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Thank you!

                                    By Max

                                    from Brisbane, Australia

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                                    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

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

                                      Great drive, no hassles running with my MBP. Very fast and so far reliable.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      G-Technology makes a great portable drive!

                                      By David 007

                                      from Cameron Park , California

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                                      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 with Thunderbolt:

                                        When you need to transfer media when your in a rush (in between filming weddings/events), this portable drive is the answer. It's really fast using the Thunderbolt cable too. I started using SxS cards with my Sony PXW-X180 and transferring media to this device was a breeze.

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                                        • Business
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                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        Simply the best

                                        By Shaq Photography

                                        from New York, NY

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Bus Powered On A Mac
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use
                                        • Fast
                                        • High Capacity
                                        • Multiple interfaces
                                        • Portable
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup
                                          • On location
                                          • Photo Storage

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

                                          I use 5 of these for my Lightroom catalogs and image storage while on location. They have never failed me. Fast, reliable and resilient (yes, I did manage to drop one from 5 feet, and yes - it continues to serve me without a hiccup to this day).Pro advice: your images are your livelihood. Saving $ for a slower and certainly less reliable storage media is what an amateur would do. Divide the price difference you could be "saving" by the number of images you'll end up storing on this HDD, and it won't make sense to you either.

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                                          • Business
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                                          • Mac

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