G-Technology 12TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1)

BH #GT0G05383 • MFR #0G05383
G-Technology
G-Technology 12TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1)
Key Features
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • Up to 250 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • 7200 rpm
Designed for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing, digital photography, and more, the 12TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive from G-Technology provides up to 12TB of enterprise-class storage, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. While one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports is used to interface with your host system at speeds of up to 250 MB/s, the other can be used to daisy chain up to five additional devices to your G-DRIVE. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 and for those who wish to use this drive with their USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A or USB 2.0 Type-A system, a USB Type-C to Type-A cable is included.
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G-Technology 0G05383 Overview

Designed for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing, digital photography, and more, the 12TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive from G-Technology provides up to 12TB of enterprise-class storage, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. While one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports is used to interface with your host system at speeds of up to 250 MB/s, the other can be used to daisy chain up to five additional devices to your G-DRIVE. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 and for those who wish to use this drive with their USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A or USB 2.0 Type-A system, a USB Type-C to Type-A cable is included.

The 12TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive is housed in an aluminum case and comes formatted for macOS 10.12+. After a simple reformat, it may also be used with Windows 8.1 and 10. Also included is a 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt cable, an AC power adapter, and a power cable. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.

General Features

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, which is also known as USB 3.0
Daisy-chaining for up to 5 additional devices
High-speed data transfers up to 250 MB/s
Plug-and-play on macOS
Solid aluminum case helps improve durability
12TB enterprise-class 7200 rpm hard drive
Apple Time Machine compatible

Windows Solutions

G-Tech is excited to introduce their Compatibility Solutions for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. To improve the experience for Windows users, they have added a G-UTILITIES folder with compatibility solutions, which can be downloaded from their Windows landing page.

G-Technology Brings ArmorLock App to Android

Enjoy next-generation security with the G-Technology ArmorLock SSD and the ArmorLock app-now available for Android devices. The app allows you to control access and manage users of the drive as well as track where the drive was last used. You can unlock the drive with your phone, work with multiple drives, access secure erase and self-formatting options, and more to keep your data secure.

G-UTILITIES

G-UTILITIES Include

Instructions File
Explaining what each of the installers are and step-by-step instructions on how to install the HFS+ driver for Windows by Paragon or G-Technology Format Wizard.

HFS+ Driver for Windows by Paragon Install
By installing the HFS+ driver for Windows by Paragon on their Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 system, customers will be able to read/write to their G-Technology HFS+ formatted drive(s) from such PC, in addition to their Mac computer.

G-Technology Format Wizard
By installing the G-Technology Format Wizard, users can reformat their G-Technology HFS+ formatted drive to NTFS to be used with Windows-only systems. Please be aware that reformatting the drive to NTFS will erase all current data on the drive and it will no longer be compatible with macOS. Please be sure to back up all data prior to performing this install.

Learn More
An HTML file that will direct users to G-Technology's Windows Compatibility landing page.

G-Technology 0G05383 Specs

Storage Capacity12 TB
Connection2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C)
Maximum Read Speed250 MB/s
Pre-FormatMac OS Extended (Journaled)
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA (Unspecified)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
External Enclosure
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
MaterialAluminum
Cooling SystemPassive
Dimensions (L x W x H)8.3 x 5.1 x 1.8" / 21.1 x 13.0 x 4.6 cm
Weight2.73 lb / 1.24 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 8.85 x 5.5"

G-Technology 0G05383 Reviews

One of the best HD's available on the market

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-26

Hands down - one of the best HD's available on the market !

Great for Mac

By Grandon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

This is literally a plug and go. Comes complete with both cable options. Seamless set up in less than a minute, and the 2TB has more memory than my Mac- Mini so it will never be full. No downside at all. Delivery was a few days and a day earlier than promised. B&H very reliable source for all all products.

Buggy

By Wendy
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-11

I plugged this into my iMac to check the info and it would not eject. I tried 100 times so I left it plugged in and was going to remove it once I shut the Mac down. It kept my Mac running trying to eject it and slowed my computer down while I was working. At the end of the night it prevented my Mac from shutting down because it was continuously running I guess. So I had to unplug it and then the Mac shut down quickly as normal. Not sure if this one is just defective but I will not be using this brand again.It was recommended by the Sales Rep, I've never heard of it.

Easy!

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-11

I read numerous descriptions of assorted hard drives, before I decided on this hard drive. B&H described exactly what I was looking for. And, when the hard drive arrived, it functioned exactly as promised. Well done guys!

Reliable and built to last.

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-20

Lightning fast connectivity with plug & play functionality. Comes in a sleek aluminum housing.

Dry satisfied.

By Evelyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

Thanks to a representative on the online chat I was advised about this hard drive for my iMac. Very pleased with it.

So far so good

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

I use these as backups to the 2TB SSD drives I use for video editing, no problems yet.

Excellent!!!

By Angel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

Excellent Hard Drive for BackUp and normal work with two USB-C and USB cables.

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