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G-Technology500GB G-Drive Mobile USB Hard Drive
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Quiet (8)
  • Fast connection (7)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Slow connection (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (10)
  • Laptops (8)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (7), Multimedia professional (3), Tech professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8), Business (4)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (10)

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4.0

G drive!

By Lem

from NC

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

This was suggested by my photography instructor and so far I love this little drive!

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5.0

great backup

By rob the storyteller

from minneapolis, mn

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Slow Connection

Best Uses

  • Backup

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

cheap but reliable.

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

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5.0

Loved it so much I bought a second one!

By Grace

from Baton Rouge LA

About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast Connectivity
  • Quiet
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Laptops
    • Travel

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

    I liked the first G-Drive 500GB I purchased so much it was a no brainer to buy
    a second one. I shoot Nikon D4 as well as Nikon D800 (which is know for it's rather large RAW files) I like to be able to back up my work and also take it on the road with me to work away from home. These are slim and light, whisper quiet and MAC ready, just connect the USB and it's ready to go! I have nothing negative to say about this great product.

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

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    5.0

    Great buy

    By Jules

    from New York

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

    This external drive is compact, portable, and works great. I'm using it for a digital photography course and it has everything I need at a great price.

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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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