G-Technology 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

G-Technology 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

G-Technology 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

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G-Technology 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

G-Technology 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 180 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • 5400 rpm
  • AC Powered
  • Aluminum Case
  • USB Power Delivery
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
  • Preformatted for Mac
  • Windows Compatible with Reformatting
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Designed to meet the needs of creative enthusiasts who need to store intensive multimedia files, including HD videos, photos, and music, the 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive from G-Technology provides up to 8TB of storage, a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, and is equipped with one 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-C port that transfers data at speeds up to 180 MB/s. With support for up to 45W of power, the USB Type-C port supports USB Power Delivery and can charge your compatible MacBook Pro or MacBook without the need for its charger.

The 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive is housed in an aluminum case and comes formatted for Mac OS 10.9+. After a simple reformat, it may also be used with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. For those who wish to use this drive with their USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 2.0 Type-A system, a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable is included. Also included is a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-C cable, an AC power adapter, and a power cable. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

USB 3.0 Type-C connector (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
USB Power Delivery to charge your compatible laptop
High-speed data transfers up to 180 MB/s
Solid aluminum case helps improve durability
8TB 5400 rpm hard drive
Apple Time Machine compatible
Plug-and-play on Mac OS
UPC: 705487204186
In the Box
G-Technology 8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable (compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0)
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (US Only)
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    G-Technology 0G05674 specs

    Interface 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Capacity 8 TB
    Drive Speed 5400 rpm
    Data Transfer Rate Up to 180 MB/s
    Operating Systems Mac OS 10.9+
    Windows 10, 8.1, and 7
    Dimensions 7.72 x 5.06 x 1.39" / 19.61 x 12.85 x 3.53 cm
    Weight 2.29 lb / 1.04 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 8.4 x 4.6"

    G-Technology 0G05674 reviews

    8TB G-DRIVE USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from First Impressions I just got my 8Tb G-Drive USB-C, I know it's slow, after all it's a mechanical 5400 rpm 180Mbs 3.5" hard drive and the main use of it will be to backup/store files while I'll have the ones I'm working on in the internal HD. The reason I bought this one it's because I loved the design and I thought it would look great next to my MacBook Pro, but it's quite noisy and I can feel its vibrations on my desk... so yes, it's not a good idea to put the G-Drive on top of your working desk. I also have an old 4Tb Seagate external 3.5" HD and it isn't as noisy or vibrates as much as the expensive G-Drive.
    Date published: 2018-07-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointing drive I've owned this drive for about 9 months and using it with Windows 10. When it operates, it makes horrible grinding noises like a dog chewing a rock. It is slow as molasses and it powers down after a while and takes about a minute to come back out of sleep mode. (These is no way to turn off the sleep mode that I can find or research.) I bought it for photos and video but it is so slow in writing and reading (with USB 3.0) that it is only good for archiving/backup. Still, even with that, I am nervous using it because of the terrible sound which it makes. I would have returned it immediately but I let it sit around for a month or two before starting to use it. So, I'm stuck. I definitely would not recommend this drive for any reason whatsoever. I do not own any other drives by the company. ( I own countless WesternDigital,Seagate,Toshiba and other drives over many many years of storage upgrades.) I bought this because of the 8TB. It does come in a nice sturdy and strong aluminum case with a big flashing "G" logo on the front for what that's worth. It has a separate power supply and USB3 cable. It can not be oriented it any other direction except flat as pictured. It has little rubber feet on the bottom and would not balance properly on its side.
    Date published: 2018-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far very quiet back up drive for my Mac. This drive offers a lot of archival space for my media and data. It is quiet and trust worthy so far. I've only had this drive for a few weeks. It is big enough at 8 TB to have two 4TB partitions. I have two 4TB portable drives as clones for each partition. This then keeps 2 copies of my stuff.
    Date published: 2018-10-09
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