G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive

G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive

G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • FireWire-800
  • FireWire-400
  • USB 2.0
  • 5400rpm
  • FireWire Bus-Powered
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G-Technology 0G00221 Overview

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The 500GB G-DRIVE mini Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive from G-Technology is a high-capacity portable hard drive that features a rotation speed of 5400rpm, as well as FireWire-800, FireWire-400, and USB 2.0 connectivity.

The drive is housed in a durable aluminum external casing, featuring an impressive industrial design that will perfectly complement a MacBook Pro. The FireWire bus-powered drive features fanless cooling, and is perfectly suitable for Time Machine backups. It will also perform perfectly in imaging, video editing, or general storage applications.

500GB holds up to 37.5 hours of DV video, 106 DVD movies, or 125,000 MP3s
G-Technology exclusively uses SATA drives with 8MB cache in their enclosures, leaving no doubt that you will be receiving a quality drive
Connects via FireWire-800, FireWire-400, or USB 2.0
FireWire bus-powered for truly portable operation 1
Includes leather travel pouch
All cables are included
Compatible with Windows and Mac systems
Works with OS X Time Machine
In the Box
G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mini Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive
  • FireWire-800 Cable
  • FireWire-800 to FireWire-400 Cable
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Leather Carrying Case
  • Software CD-ROM with Manual
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (US Only)
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    G-Technology 0G00221 Specs

    Capacity 500GB
    Interface 2x 9-Pin FireWire-800
    1x USB 2.0
    Drive Speed 5400rpm
    Buffer 8MB
    Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
    System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista; Mac OS X 10.3.x
    FireWire-800, FireWire-400, or USB 2.0 port
    Mounting Portable
    Power Requirements FireWire bus-powered; Requires AC power supply if connected via USB 2.0; AC power supply is not included
    Environmental Requirements None
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.2 x 0.875 x 5" (8.1 x 2.2 x 12.5cm)
    Weight 0.55 lb (0.25kg)

    G-Technology 0G00221 Reviews

    500GB G-DRIVE mini Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Done with G-Tech Died after 3 small data transfers. Gave off an odor of burning plastic. G-Tech is a shadow of its former self. Moving on to other drive manufacturers.
    Date published: 2011-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't live without it I recently purchased a g-drive mini to backup all of my files at work. What a lifesaver. I took it along with me on a recent business trip and it was like having my desktop computer with me at all times...even on the airplane! It's fast, easy to use, and comes with multiple connectivity options.
    Date published: 2010-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drive With one complaint These is a great little hard drive. Perfect size and works really well. Ideal for Mac users and people that deal with video. My only complaint is that the new firewire 800 cables they send out with the drive can be easily unplugged. This is minor as you could get a different cable or something like that. What's important is the drive is durable and most importantly reliable. I have never had a g tech fail on me and because of that I will only buy g techs for work use.
    Date published: 2010-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The brand says it all HD
    Date published: 2010-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 500 GB G-Drive: Industry Standard Personally, I have not used the drive in a long-term or project setting, but my media team depends on them every day for their video and photo projects. This is, to my understanding, the best and most dependable drive for professional backup and storage.
    Date published: 2010-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied so far, will buy another. very easy to use,fast and great price for 500gb.
    Date published: 2010-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice and compact This is a good, compact harddrive. Difficult to format with a PC. Required a call to customer service. Would have been easier with a mac.
    Date published: 2010-06-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't connect a firewire camera! I bought the 500GB 7200rpm version for the sole purpose of editing video on my MacBook Pro. Come to find out, you cannot connect a firewire camera to these mini drives! Connecting a camera unmounts the drive. G-tech claims they know this, but that the other firewire port is ONLY for connecting another hard drive. The problem is, that ALL new iMac's and MacBook Pro's have ONE firewire port. In other words, it's impossible to use this as a firewire connected scratch disk/capture drive. I asked them if I could trade this drive for a regular G-Drive which they said has a different chipset and doesn't have this problem. They said no. I use the same camera daisy chained off my Drobo without any problems.
    Date published: 2010-06-02
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    Will my 2012 (Non-Retina) MacBookPro supply enough bus power through USB?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have a 2009 white MacBook and the new G-Tech hard drive works fine with it. I like G-Tech and I've only had one problem when there was a power interruption while the drive was working that messed up the drive - so don't turn the power off by mistake! But a new drive will work with an old MacBook.
    Answered by: MICHAEL W.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    The photos show a power jack on the rear of the device, yet there isn't a power supply included. I plan to use this via FireWire, not USB. Can someone say if a power supply is included and if not, what power supply should be purchased with this.
    Asked by: ryan
    The intention is for the drive to be bus powered, In the rare event where there is not enough power provided an external power supply can be purchased separately. We have never seen an issue with Firewire.
    Answered by: Mike M. G-Technology Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    what size power supply?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    no power supply for this one. it powers via the usb port of your computer.
    Answered by: Rodrigo C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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