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G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Quiet (5)
  • Fast connection (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Terrific Solution

    By BMW

    from Orlando

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

    I wanted something future-proof, expandable and flexible. That's why I chose this external hard drive. I have the G-Drive 2TB, but needed something portable. I love the design, durability, and ease-of-use this hard drive has. I recommend it for anyone who needs a good hard drive for video editing.

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    5.0

    Good overall drive

    By AMDphreak

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Fast
    • High Capacity
    • No Power Cable Required
    • Portable
    • Quiet
    • Usb 3
    • Usb 30

    Cons

    • Can Get Hot
    • Difficult Windows Setup
    • HOT
    • Mac-preformatted

    Best Uses

    • Mobile Image Editing

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

    I use the product to store my photography, which I edit, so I needed a drive that would put out good seek times and still have enough space to grow my collection. I have about 200 GB of photos and more incoming.

    The drive is all-around really good.
    Pros:
    -Very good read/write speeds, better than my 2 year old high-end desktop hdd
    -No power cable required to achieve good speeds

    Caveats:
    -Runs warm, when you are shuffling files non-stop (viewing a photo gallery). Runs very hot, if you aren't ventilating the drive. I had mine under a pillow, and it got very hot.
    -The drive spins down, if you don't use it for a while, to save power. When you open a file again, it takes a second or two to spin back up. This can be changed in your operating system, but then the drive consumes more energy.

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

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    4.0

    Good and Dependable

    By Martino

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photo Storage

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

      I have grown to like my G-Tech USB drives over the other brands. They are small, reliable, fast, and not needing an external power source.

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

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      5.0

      Great product, quality you can count on

      By Moses O

      from Vista CA

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

      After a lot of research I opted to go with G-Tech for a lot of reasons. 1. Quality 2. Great reviews on this product and 3. Expandibility. I am looking forward to using this drive. So far so good, I tested the speed and it benchmarked better than my internal HDD

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      5.0

      Great product

      By PA

      from NJ

      About Me Tech Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

        Use for back-up and storage of large files, for professional purposes. No headache install (plug and it works). Great speed, and great starting piece of gear to move up to Thunderbolt whenever I upgrade my Mac and get the corresponding Raid-ready enclosure. Very happy.
        We are using similar drives in production setting, and they just work and keep working.

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

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        5.0

        Great flexible storage system

        By somacoul

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Laptops
          • Large Projects
          • Multimedia
          • Travel

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

          THis is such a flexible storage system: 3.0 USB system that can be used as a portable system of fixed one.
          It also works with the 3-g system in raid configuration

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

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          5.0

          Fast and Versatile

          By Mendez20

          from New York City

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

            G-Drive is top of the line and this is one of the best from their family of devices. The fact that I can use it on the go via USB 3.0 and then use it as part of my RAID system is phenomenal. This is great for photography / video because there's endless possibilities to add to the amount of storage you have.

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

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            5.0

            Terrific little drive!

            By razman

            from Bethlehem, PA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia
              • Travel

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev Portable USB 3.0 HDD:

              I purchased the drive to hold sound multi-track sound files from my MacBook Pro that I recorded in Garageband. The drive is totally silent, (no fan) feels solid, and at 7200rpm has no trouble keeping up with edits, recording, and playback of multi-track files. And it is a great visual match to my MacBook with its solid aluminum case! The laptop finds it right away and it shows up on the desktop as an external drive into which you can quickly transfer or playback large files.

              One slight issue is that the blue activity light on the front is a bit bright but it is not a major distraction.

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

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