REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
G-TechnologyG-Drive mobile (500GB)
 
4.8

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (34)
  • Attractive (30)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Easy to set up (27)
  • Portable (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (24)
  • File transfer (17)
  • Photo storage (17)
  • Additional storage (16)
  • Video (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (26), Casual user (6), Heavy duty user (5), Frequent user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (24), Personal (17)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Compact and Durable with Extras

This drive is very well made and a nice companion for any notebook computer. The flexibility of Firewire 800 & USB 2 is a plus. It comes with every cable needed for all...Read complete review

This drive is very well made and a nice companion for any notebook computer. The flexibility of Firewire 800 & USB 2 is a plus. It comes with every cable needed for all three connection speeds - Firewire 800, 400 and USB. I partitioned the drive for use as a bootable backup drive and scratch disc for video editing. It is bus-powered so no additional power supply is needed. So far I cannot find any flaws in the design or functionality. I would highly recommend this for anyone seeking an affordable backup or storage solution.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice looking but the 1394 bad

worked great on usb but the 1394 didn't work right

worked great on usb but the 1394 didn't work right

Reviewed by 42 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Clean and Simple!

By brothab

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

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • Photo Storage
    • Video

    Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

    I've always had a great experience with everything G-Tech makes!

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

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    great storage device

    By tampolo

    from new york city

    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

      Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

      great for transporting large files
      storing/backing photos

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

      Share this reviewHelp Icon

       
      4.0

      Seems to be a perfect match

      By DB224

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

        My main external hard drive with my life on it recently crashed so I'm a bit nervous to trust anything now. But so far this little drive has been very reliable convenient. It's a great size that fits perfectly in my bag and uses firewire 800 which makes transfering super quick.

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

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

         
        4.0

        Great Hard Drive

        By Ricardo

        from Celebration, Fl

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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 G-Drive mobile (500GB):

          I ship this drive several times per month and still works. Very reliable drive.

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

          Share this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          Flawless!

          By eTech Parts

          from Olathe, KS

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

            I plugged it into my Mac and it works flawlessly with Time Machine.

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

            Share this reviewHelp Icon

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By dave

            from reading, pa

            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
              • Video

              Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

              I use the G-Drive 500G Mobile to edit video on the fly with my Mac and it works like a charm! It's quick and powerful. Plus...it looks sharp, too!

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

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Great drive, worth the money!

              By TracksAllDay

              from Woodbridge, VA

              About Me Power user

              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

              Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

              I use the product for recording audio from my Pro Tools HD sessions, Logic Pro sessions, as well as Reason 6, and Maschine 1.7.2. It was worth the money, and the great thing was that it came with a warranty just in case I lose data. One bad thing I encountered was that it kept being ejected randomly after a few minutes of not being used. I'll have to google or call the company to see what that issue was. This only happened when it was plugged in by itself. It has never happened when I had it daisy-chained from my other Glyph drive. Overall great product, good price. Recommended for studio work!

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

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Daisey Chain Compatible

              By HOGFOTOG

              from Fayetteville, 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

                • Backup

                Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                I use the external hard drive to back up my iMac. Works seamlessly w/ "Time Machine." The Mac has only one FireWire 800 port. I was able to plug in the hard drive and then plug my Lexar FireWire 800 CF card reader into second port on hard drive. Both work great.

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

                Share this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                4.0

                Solid Portable Drive

                By skeim

                from NY, NY

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Storage

                  Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                  Great drive for the price. Works great and looks cool too.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                   
                  5.0

                  A Must Have for on the go editing

                  By Lysander Pro

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                      I truly love this product. In the past I used a lot of Lacie external hard drive, but they always required power and the bus powered ones was to much money, so it was hard to use the on them when I'm traveling. I just plug the G-Drive into my MacbookPro it is recognized immediately. Being bus powered is time saver since I can upload video on the spot or do it while I'm traveling. When I get home I just daisy chain it with my other external hard drives and I am ready to roll. Last of all I love the slick design, it goes perfect with a MacbookPro.

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

                      Share this reviewHelp Icon

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good companion

                      By ibaka

                      from Podgorica, Montenegro

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                        This product is ideal for Dogital Camera backup Red One, Canon...

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

                        Share this reviewHelp Icon

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Ideal workflow

                        By ibaka

                        from Podgorica, Montenegro

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File Transfer
                          • Video

                          Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                          Ideal workflow for video transfers from RED, Canon, SXSs...
                          no need for extra cables

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

                          Share this reviewHelp Icon

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          So far, so good

                          By The Zin Man

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Video

                            Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                            I use this as a portable hard drive to store media on so I can edit on-the-go on my MacBook Pro.

                            It's small, sleak, and FireWire 800.

                            No carrying case for protection. Not sure if it allows you to hook up to a USB concurrently with large FireWire 800 usage/transfers for more power and better performance.....it might. That's always nice when you have that option.

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

                            Share this reviewHelp Icon

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Quiet Style

                            By Al

                            from New York City

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • 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 G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                              Perfect size to carry in a backpack for file transfers. Small footprint for desk top. Light and complimentary design for the MBP.

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

                              Share this reviewHelp Icon

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Drive

                              By Tom Walton

                              from covington, ga

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                                I love this drive. It's very durable and has a very similar look and finish as my Macbook Pro. I do a lot of video work on the go and it has worked perfectly for me. I would defiantly buy another G-Drive.

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

                                Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                 
                                5.0

                                Exactly what I needed.

                                By rcawth

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • 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 G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                                  Just needed a little extra storage for video editing on the road. This is perfect.

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

                                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  G-Drive firewire 800

                                  By DJ Razor

                                  from Hicksville NY

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • 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 G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                                    Great for my macbook pro comes formatted correctly without 3rd party junk. i use this for video & music with gigs at a time & it runs flawless. I copied 490 gigs at once with no problems. The 800 firewire wire it comes with is great with metal ends instead of the usual plastic. it does not need a power cable, I don't have anything bad to say about this. [...]

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

                                    Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great portable hard drive

                                    By matttichenor

                                    from Vancouver

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                                      Small, convenient, fast, totally portable, high capacity. Really excellent storage solution for users who need portability and robust equipment.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

                                      Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Extremely pleased

                                      By Evan

                                      from Atlanta, GA

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup

                                        Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                                        I use this for Time Machine on my Macbook Pro. Performance is great, and it is attractive (kinda looks like it goes with the MBP!)

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

                                        Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Only for Mac users

                                        By Martin Cardero

                                        from Vancouver, BC

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Portable
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Photo Storage

                                          Comments about G-Technology G-Drive mobile (500GB):

                                          It is a shame that you can't go from Mac to PC comfortably with this devise, but so far it has worked very good

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

                                          Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                          Displaying reviews 1-20

                                          Back to top

                                          Previous | Next »