G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD

G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD

G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD

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Product Highlights

  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 560 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
  • IP67 Water & Dust Resistance
  • Drop Protection up to 9.8'
  • 1000 Pound Crushproof Rating
  • Shock & Vibration Resistant
  • Preformatted for Mac
  • Windows-Compatible with Reformatting
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Capacity: 500GB

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G-Technology R-Series Overview

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Designed for on-the-go users who need rugged storage that can withstand tough conditions while in the field, the 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD from G-Technology features IP67 water and dust resistance, shock and vibration resistance, drop protection up to 9.8' / 3.0m on a carpeted concrete floor, and a crushproof rating of 1000 pounds. When combined with its 500GB storage capacity and 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C interface, also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2, the drive provides data transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s, allowing you to quickly edit, save, and archive large files, including videos and photos.

While the 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD does come preformatted for macOS 10.10+, it can be easily reformatted for use Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. This SSD operates solely using USB bus power and includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable.

General Features

Rated R for Rugged
Built using hand-picked components to help withstand tough conditions in the field, the G-Technology R-Series line provides rugged storage. And with the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD, you get IP67 water and dust resistance, 9.8' / 3.0m drop protection on a carpeted concrete floor, and a crushproof rating of 1000 pounds.
High Speeds for Fast Editing
Featuring transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s, the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is a fast external SSD that lets you can quickly edit and save large video and photo source files.
USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
The G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is ready for updated Mac computers and other laptops through a reversible USB-C port with a 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. It comes with a USB 3.0/2.0 cable adapter for backwards compatibility.
Shock and Vibration Resistant
SSDs don't utilize moving parts, so the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is able to endure accidental bumps or drops to help protect against data loss and system failures.
Think Big, Travel Light
With a capacity of 500GB, the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD R-Series provides light, pocket-sized storage to keep your 4K footage, high-res photos, and media libraries to edit and save, virtually anywhere.

G-UTILITIES

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-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.
UPC: 705487206142
In the Box
G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (US Only)
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    G-Technology R-Series Specs

    Storage Capacity 500 GB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
    Maximum Read Speed 560 MB/s
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Internal Drive
    Type Solid-State Drive
    External Enclosure
    Bus Power USB
    Environmental Resistance Crush, Shock
    IP Rating IP67
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.7 x 2.0 x 0.6" / 94.0 x 50.8 x 15.2 mm
    Weight 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.0 x 1.4"

    G-Technology R-Series Reviews

    500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value, Nice Size I almost bought the Samsung T5, but this model is often on sale for $100 cheaper for the same speed. ?Its a tad larger but has excellent build quality. ?Blackmagic test puts it at 413mb/s write, and 516mb/s read time. ?It comes with two short cables that I wish were more flexible. ?The exterior is plastic, which protects the second blue aluminum exterior on the inside.
    Date published: 2017-12-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from You know what? It's real fast and durable, which is great! Just a 2-inch connector though, which is pretty impractical unless you're using it exclusively for laptops. I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't for the tiny cable.
    Date published: 2018-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and unobtrusive Using two of these as Time Machine drives for my 2017 iMac. Completely quiet (SSD) and the small light is thankfully not overly bright,
    Date published: 2018-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing SSD The cord is a little shorter than I expected, but this is a beast of a hard drive housed in a tiny device.
    Date published: 2018-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small size great performance Big performance in a small package. I’m always traveling and this is now part of my “essentials” kit.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! A lot of fast storage in a small package! Very happy with this purchase so far. I give it 4 stars only because of the short cable that comes with it. With it connected to the back of my 27 inch iMac it just hangs off the back of the computer. Had to purchase a longer cable. And when you’re paying that kind of money it shouldn’t have a longer cable.
    Date published: 2018-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from super fast I use it on usb-c, macbook pro 13, super fast, very nice, well made, with good materials, only a short cable but I think I would prefer a little longer.
    Date published: 2018-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great drive... Questionable Dongles Love the drive, small, fast, silent. The USB-C dongles they provide are comically short and make anything but desktop use a precarious balancing game.
    Date published: 2018-07-25
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    Does it come with a proprietary software for ...

    Does it come with a proprietary software for securing files?
    Asked by: Jun
    I purchase two drives and to the best of my knowledge there was no proprietary software for securing files. I reformatted the drive for MacOS, and can use native MacOS software for file security.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-17

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    Can this be used as a thunderbolt 2 device with an adapter? Like the Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter ? I have a thunderbolt 2 computer (no usb-c) and a pair of thunderbolt 2 drive bays daisy chained off it. Would like to add this to end of chain. Compatibility between thunderbolt and usb-c/3.1 is confusing...
    Asked by: Chris B.
    This drive is USB only, it can only be used with the Thunderbolt/USB combo port or straight USB. It will not work with any other connection type.
    Answered by: Mike M. G-Technology Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Would you recommend this SSD for video editing?
    Asked by: Olufemi
    Yes, it is has very high speed through USB and is great for any type of use.
    Answered by: Mike M. G-Technology Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Will this work for Xbox one X?

    Will this work for Xbox one X?
    Asked by: Brian
    Yes it should work.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-03-03

    Has anyone use the USB 3 to a Thunderbolt ...

    Has anyone use the USB 3 to a Thunderbolt connection? Is there a cable to do make this connection and if so how fast are we talking about transfer speeds? (I assume full transfer speed of USB 3)? Thanks for your help, Mark
    Asked by: Mark

    Does this drive with HFS actually format to a ...

    Does this drive with HFS actually format to a full 2048 GB or is it something closer to 1800 GB because of the whole 1000 vs 1024 calculation?
    Asked by: Anonymous

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    How fast are the read/write speed specs with an A-C cable?
    Asked by: Emiliano C.
    With the included USB-C to USB-A cable I have read and write speeds of aproximately 100 to 120 mb/s. Considere that the bus for the USB-A connector of my laptop is USB 2.0. I think that with the USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 bus the read/write speeds have to be much faster.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24

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    what kind of read/write speeds can I expect using USB 3.0?
    Asked by: James
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