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G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (59)
  • Easy to set up (49)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Fast (38)
  • Highly compatible (30)

Cons

  • Runs hot (4)

Best Uses

  • Video (17)
  • High volume (14)
  • Home (13)
  • Additional storage (12)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (45), Casual user (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (36), Personal (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (57), PC (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Productivity in a durable package!

To start off, I am an amateur photographer and videographer who uses this disk as my "desk drive" and hence as a time machine backup, it's 1tb drive pairs well...Read complete review

To start off, I am an amateur photographer and videographer who uses this disk as my "desk drive" and hence as a time machine backup, it's 1tb drive pairs well with my iMac 1tb drive.

I love how quick and reliable it is, though I have not had it for too long, I still have yet to run into any even minor hiccups.

It is quiet, quick, and reliable...what more could you ask for?!

It gets a bit warm, really nothing even close to serious, if the room you work in is a bit chilly then you KNOW this drive is for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

on the fence about the G-Drive mini

This is the second G-Drive mini I have bought. The first one blew up when I connected it with the firewire. They sent me a refurbished one and I still have it. Although...Read complete review

This is the second G-Drive mini I have bought. The first one blew up when I connected it with the firewire. They sent me a refurbished one and I still have it. Although I was skeptical about buying another one, the reviews looked good and I needed another large drive. I use it to back up all my picture and video files. When I was loading all the files, the drive got very hot. I could hardly touch it. When I called the company, they suggested I send it back to B&H. I did some tests and it gets warm but not as hot as it got when I was transferring all my files. I still have it and I am not sure what I am going to do yet. I might buy the power cord so I can plug it in.

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5.0

I will purchase this item. The price is too high

By Guelo

from Elizabeth, NJ

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Manage
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast
  • Highly Compatible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High Volume
    • Sensitive Materials
    • Small Networks

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

    Excellent product. Price is too high

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

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    5.0

    Solid Little Drive

    By EditAngry

    from Culver City, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Fast
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High Volume
      • Home

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

      I've had this drive for over a week now and have been using it everyday. It's a total workhorse. The fan isn't very loud and I love the speed of the 7200 rpm. I first used it as a "dump" drive on set for a music video and I was able to transfer cards quickly. I backed it up and now I'm using the drive to work off of. It's great.

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

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      5.0

      Great drives

      By N Depew

      from Plainfield NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

      Bought this drive to backup an iMac. We have 8 G-drives minis and 1 2tb G-drive bought over the past 10 or so years and they have all served us well, are fast to use, and have had no problems at all.

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      5.0

      Worked out really well and saved my iMac

      By Graham

      from New York City

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

        My 5 year old IMac died because its hard disk had completely failed after a lengthy series of issues. I added the G-Tech as an external drive and restored my OS and data to it. It's now as good as new, which is pretty good. Hard disks on IMacs are a known failure point, and were subject to a recall at one point, but this was a much simpler, and cheaper solution than taking the iMac into an [@] store and being overcharged to replace the disk.

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

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Chris

        from Knoxville

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

        Purchased the G-Tech drive to stream multiple video clips at once. Does the job nicely with it's FireWire 800.

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        5.0

        Speedy, good for video editing

        By Brando

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

            I am a filmmaker who often travels for work. I used to use Lacie rugged drives, but switched to the G-Tech portable drive and love the results. It runs much faster, which helps when editing HD footage on a laptop.

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

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            5.0

            Solid, Dependable

            By Al

            from East Village

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Volume

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

              video storage

              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By Amber the Producer

              from New York

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • Transporting

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

              I love my G-drive. It's so convenient not to have to plug into a wall and there is no lag or delay. Highly recommend!

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

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Alwoof

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                I use it to back up both my MacBook Pro and also my wife's 27 inch IMac. We have a Time Machine but I like knowing all the data, photos, etc., are right here at hand. I'm not a real computer expert but I find this product easy to use.

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

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                5.0

                Favorite drive so far

                By Sam

                from Los Angeles

                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                I've had several drives, and just bought my second g-drive mini. Works consistently and I haven't had a problem yet (I've been using thang-drive mini as my primary drive since 2011)

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                5.0

                I love these drives

                By Daniel Ramirez

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Manage
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Audio

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                  I've had the 500G version for years. It travels with me constantly. Rugged and reliable, I use it to multi-track audio via firewire.

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

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                  5.0

                  It's small and quite fast

                  By No Nickname

                  from Calimexico

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                    I have several of these mini G-drives in various capacities. Never had a problem, which is why I'm sticking with them. Quiet (heat sink instead of a fan) and reasonably fast, with a carry case. This is a product that does not deserve any profanity or inflammatory comment. Pity.

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

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                    4.0

                    Dependable and Powerful Little Drive

                    By Topedit

                    from Brooklyn

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Good For Photos
                      • Good For Video
                      • High Volume
                      • Home

                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                      This is a powerful little portable drive. I've always found this brand reliable, but this was the first time a bought a smaller version. I find it especially useful when I'm video editing or doing videography. I can fill it pretty quick, but It doesn't overheat. I like the option of firewire and USB ports so I can use it with different older cameras, and daisy chain it with my firewire drives and USB drives. It comes with a nice case But I was dissapointed that the optional AC plug has to be bought separately.

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

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                      3.0

                      One Problem with mine...

                      By FL Shooter

                      from Punta Gorda, FL

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • Deficient
                      • Not Completely Functional

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                      The drive works, but out of the box, only one of the two firewire 800 ports worked. I was in a bit of a tight crunch and needed the drive and made the conscience choice not to return it, but should not have had to deal with that in the first place.

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

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                      5.0

                      G tech is great

                      By Halfmonk

                      from Los Angeles, Ca

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Great Design
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music Files
                        • Sensitive Materials

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                        I use this G tech external hard drive as backup for my music projects. I love that it is very small but is also one terrabyte. G tech has the best warranties for hard drives that i know of. And the design is super cool.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Ared19

                        from new york

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                        a product you can rely on, I use it to edit my films, great

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                        5.0

                        best external drive for dj services

                        By schmidty

                        from usa

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                        Great external drive. Hands down!

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                        5.0

                        Great portable drive

                        By Richard

                        from Texas

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Manage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • High Volume

                        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                        I used a 500gb G-drive for several years to hold my digital photos, but it was beginning to fill up. I replaced the 500gb with the 1tb version and expect several more years of outstanding performance. My wife is now using the 500gb as her Time Machine.

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

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                        5.0

                        fastest, must get it for video people.

                        By malone

                        from Manhattan, NY

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Manage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sensitive Materials

                          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                          I used to use only cheap drives before, but this time , i found this one and it works very well for video. very fast transporting and safe. but one thing I need a more space for at same price.

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

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                          4.0

                          Great Value for a Great Storage Device!!

                          By AudioPro

                          from The Second City!

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Manage
                          • Fast
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Small Networks

                            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive:

                            If you're looking for a great value in a media
                            storage device, the folks at B & H can get you
                            into any of the G-Drive Storage Devices.

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

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