G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt

G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt

G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt

B&H # GTGDT6 MFR # 0G04023
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Product Highlights

  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Ports
  • Up to 226 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • AC Powered
  • Aluminum Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Cables Included
  • Preformatted HFS+ for Mac
  • Windows Compatible via Reformat
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G-Technology 0G04023 overview

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The 6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt from G-Technology is an external 7200 rpm hard drive complete with a 64MB cache . The enclosure of this drive features both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports, allowing you to connect this drive to a variety of computer configurations. Once connected, the drive is capable of data transfer speeds of up to 226 MB/s making it the ideal storage solution for a variety of data-intensive applications.

The drive itself comes pre-formatted for use with Mac computers running Mac OS 10.7 and higher, and can easily be reformatted for use with PCs running Windows 8 or Windows 7. In addition to Mac compatibility, the G-DRIVE is also compatible with Apple Time Machine for easy backup of your critical system information and other important data files. The 6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt operates using a 100-240 VAC power adapter.

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports for high-speed data transfers
Enhanced 6TB storage capacity perfect for storing a variety of files
Integrated heat-sink for near silent operation and cooling
Apple Time Machine compatible
High performance 7200 rpm SATA III drive with up to 64MB cache
UPC: 705487198614
In the Box
G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable (Compatible with USB 2.0)
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (US Only)
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    G-Technology 0G04023 specs

    Storage Capacity 6 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-B)
    Maximum Read Speed 226 MB/s
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Internal Drive
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache Memory 64 MB
    External Enclosure
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.2 x 5.1 x 1.8" / 23.5 x 13.0 x 4.6 cm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 9.1 x 4.3"

    G-Technology 0G04023 reviews

    6TB G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Already working on a replacement... We ordered the drive 2-3 months ago and have only had positive experiences with it until recently. We use this drive as our daily edit drive and when it wouldn't mount yesterday it sent us into a panic. After a few hours, a heaping amount of troubleshooting and a solution that was nothing other than plugging it back in the same way it was plugged in, we immediately transferred everything crucial off. While we haven't attempted to recreate the problem (who would, really) we've requested a replacement from G-Technology. So far their customer service has been sufficient and we expect to receive a replacement unit to transfer everything to before sending the faulty unit back. An unfortunate first experience with G-Tech but we're hopeful that this is a lighting-only-strikes-once kind of experience.
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast but noisy I've been using G-Drives for years now. I recently updated to the new 6TB G-Drive because of the thunderbolt connection. I'm a Mac user and the thunderbolt connection is lighting fast! I use this drive to work with 4K footage and large RAW photo files. This drive is quick enough to support these huge files without any lag or stalls. This drive is a must for my workflow. The drive, however, makes a lot of noise which sounds like it's working too hard or about to break. It may be caused from the outer metal casing, amplifying the noise of the disk and fan inside. I haven't had any actual problems or malfunctions and have been satisfied with my results. This drive came already formatted for my Mac which was very easy to set up and use.
    Date published: 2017-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Drive for a Mac As most avid photographers I have found myself short of storage space on my internal hard drive and needed the expansion room provided by an external hard drive. In addition because I use a Mac I wanted the set up to be easy and fast. The G-drive met this need and I was up and running in minutes. I purchased both a 6TB G-drive and a 4TB G-drive. I moved all of my LR images to the 4TB and back up that drive as well as the Mac's internal drive to the 6TB drive. So far it has been flawless. I would have given it 5 stars but I have the units less than a month so I can't comment on longevity.
    Date published: 2018-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding Speed and Capacity I use this Drive for Video Editing and Audio Engineering. I've used it on Thunderbolt and USB3 and have to say It's incredibly fast for a non SSD and 6TB is a massive amount of space for being the exact same size as a 1TB Gdrive I have. It's really an outstanding product. The only downside is that you cannot daisy-chain the drive as it only has one Thunderbolt outlet. It works perfectly well at the tail end of an existing chain of drives though.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from G-Technology External Hard Drive I am a dance photographer with a massive amount of images. After trying many brands and types of drives, I prefer the G Tech. Drives. They seem to be well built and reliable. So many external drives do not hold up well. It is important to me that I my images are in a safe place and that I don’t have to worry about a drive failure where I lose them.
    Date published: 2018-03-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from scratchy nose was too much for me I order G-Drive w/thunderbolt as Apple recommend it, and reviewers as well. Think mine was deffective because it sounded like a external 20 years old external drive going bad. The scratchy noise was really disturbing and going on all the time. Apparently it is one of the problem other people notice, scratchy noise. Too much for me.
    Date published: 2016-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think every negative review was simply a lack of knowledge I have several of these G-technology drives. The use of the drives differs based off their primary use. These Single Drive (non-RAID) are like any Spinning Hard Drive, they are going to FAIL at some point. My use of this type of drive is for temporary storage of large files either in the Studio or On The Road. The use of RAID configured (Either RAID 5 or 10) is the only solution for onsite file security. Even in these drives the use of Enterprise or Data Center Drives is highly recommended. Seeking professional advice from B&H or the Drive Manufacture will back what I'm explaining here. RAID 5 & 10 both permit for Single or even dual drive failures (Because it's going to happen, it's a FACT) have Automatic Rebuilding characteristics. They were designed for people like us (We have DATA that Can't be lost). I hope this helps...
    Date published: 2017-04-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for a backup! This 6TB version of Thunderbolt works well but I find it is noisy compared to my older 4TB same version of this drive I have.� When head motor is moving makes noise.� Not to much a problem for me as I'm only using it a a backup drive and do not run it long.� If you were using it as a main external drive the noise would be annoying.
    Date published: 2018-01-19
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