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G-Technology500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Quiet (7)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Fast connection (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (8)
    • Laptops (7)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (8)

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    5.0

    Got Space?

    By JonBern

    from NYC

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Cable Disconnect In Use

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Large Projects
    • Multimedia

    Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

    Best in the market!!!

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

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    5.0

    now this is a steal

    By musicman

    from new jersey

    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Laptops
      • Large Projects
      • Multimedia
      • Travel

      Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

      I needed a drive for additional storage of all my multimedia and my business partner told me about G-Drive's. I at first could not believe the pricing and what a steal.. I can imagine buying a few more in the immediate future.

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

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      4.0

      Good for Macs

      By Mark

      from SF Bay Area

      Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

      I use this drive for Time Machine. It works flawlessly. It's my second drive of this type. The first one (slim model) lasted almost 5 years before I started noticing issues.

      The USB socket on the drive housing is somewhat flimsy and may become intermittent, other than that it's a good product.

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      4.0

      Great Hard Drive for the price!

      By Conner C

      from Stow, OH

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

        Great drive for a great price. This drive is not USB 3.0 but it does work nicely for a drive to mail to clients. We use them to send files to our video clients. The drive is well built and has a nice look to it.

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

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        5.0

        G-Drive Mobile 500

        By Migyur

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Back Up My Photos
          • Laptops
          • Travel

          Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

          This is the second G-Drive I've bought. It is small, light weight, perfect for my road trips and my upcoming trip to France.

          I will be backing up my photos from my Macbook Air to both G-drives.

          Nothing to complain about.

          Thanks B&H!

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

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Dave

          from Urbana, IL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Slow Connection

          Best Uses

          • Laptops
          • Travel

          Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

          Mobile backup

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

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          5.0

          Good value

          By BIG M

          from NORWICH CT

          About Me Tech Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Laptops

            Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

            Used for Second hard drive to MacBook air. I keep my photos music and documents on it that I don't need to use all the time. Axis time off the hard drive is quick enough being UBS 2. For the price can't be beat. G Technology drives work Great not to mention having good looks.This is my 6 th drive.

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

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            5.0

            Meets the Need

            By ginabgood

            from Cleveland,OH

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops

              Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

              I use this hard drive for school. It makes no noise and hold just enough.

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

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              4.0

              Excellent Value but no W7 image backup

              By ghm in abq

              from Albuquerque NM

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Value

              Cons

              • No Windows 7 Image Backup

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops

              Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

              This drive is an excellent buy. I bought it for backups on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop. Normal backups work fine using standard Windows Backup and Restore. However, System Image Backup does not work. G-Technology website says Windows 7 compatible; G-Tech customer support says known not to work with Windows 7 Image backup. (It's a 4KB sector drive.)

              Did find the free version of EaseUS ToDo backup (see CNET) will do system image backups that appear to be good (though I haven't done a restore since the system is working).

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

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              4.0

              i would buy this product again and again

              By JB

              from MIAMI,FL

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Laptops

                Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

                great price, great product.

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

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                5.0

                Great Time Machine drive

                By dhunter

                from Minneapolis

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Slow Connection

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about G-Technology 500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive:

                I figured USB 2.0 would be passable for Time Machine. It is, but it's definitely slower than I expected. The 3-year warranty for the price B&H has on this is unbeatable though. Great black and aluminum look. Even the LED compliments current Macs.

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

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