G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1)

BH #GT0G10491 • MFR #0G10491-1
G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1)
Key Features
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • Up to 226 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • 7200 rpm
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Designed for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing, digital photography, and more, the 6TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive from G-Technology provides up to 6TB 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 226 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 G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 Overview

Designed for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing, digital photography, and more, the 6TB G-DRIVE External Hard Drive from G-Technology provides up to 6TB 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 226 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 6TB 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 226 MB/s
Solid aluminum case helps improve durability
6TB enterprise-class 7200 rpm hard drive
Apple Time Machine compatible
Plug-and-play on macOS

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

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.

G-Technology G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 Specs

Storage Capacity6 TB
Connection Interface2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C)
Maximum Read Speed226 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 Weight4.535 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 8.7 x 5.5"
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