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G-Technology1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
 
4.7

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (47)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Compact (41)
  • Easy to set up (35)
  • Attractive (33)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (37)
  • Additional storage (30)
  • File transfer (30)
  • Photo storage (29)
  • Video (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (35), Casual user (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (25), Personal (25)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (47)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great backup and mobile edit drive

Great Drive. I use it for backing up and editing on my Macbook Pro. I own an iMac as well and I just dump the contents of this drive onto the Pegasus Raid connected...Read complete review

Great Drive. I use it for backing up and editing on my Macbook Pro. I own an iMac as well and I just dump the contents of this drive onto the Pegasus Raid connected to my iMac.But its fast enough to edit on its own. Its the fasted single-drive, non SSD bus powered drive out there probably. I edit on Premiere Pro CC but I don;t work in 4k. I edit C-100 footage in 1080p and this drive has always done good by me.I have mine formatted in Ex FAT because I do work on a Macbook, iMac, and a Thinkpad. It works well with both Mac and PC formatted like this. I own this as well as the Thunderbolt 1TB G-Drive. This one is $ cheaper and just as fast when I tested the speed on the Blackmagic Disk Speed test app. All you lose by buying this and not the thunderbolt version is the Thunderbolt interface. So I would recommend buying 2 of these to have an edit drive and a backup instead of buying the Thunderbolt version.This is also half as thin as the Thunderbolt version.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Safe For Work

This thing head crashed in less than a year. I'm only going to buy SSDs for on the go from now on. it was simply in my padded briefcase. Loved it till this...Read complete review

This thing head crashed in less than a year. I'm only going to buy SSDs for on the go from now on. it was simply in my padded briefcase. Loved it till this happened. Don't worry, I still love G technology as a brand.

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5.0

Replacement for WD 2 TB 5400 RPM

By Perry

from Midvale Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

Well I'm a Music Composer and I bought a WD 2 TB 5400 RPM and had to waita long time for my sample librarys to load into my tracks, also when I played a sample it would cut off. I didn't realize when I bought the Ext HD it was only 5400 rpm.When I researched my problem on a music website it suggested I use at least a 7200 rpm HD .So I searched and found this 1 TB G-Drive and it solved my loading problem and I was always getting the Color wheel as on Mac's tells you a slow processing problem.That is now almost non exsitatant.

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5.0

good product

By civie

from midwest

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

Does what it is designed to do

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5.0

All drives fail

By Yang

from NYC

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

I use this as a hard copy before backing up in a cloud

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4.0

Exactly what I was looking for

By Deedle

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

No frills, nothing fancy. Good price for a reliable product.

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4.0

Only thing missing: That Little Light...

By Rudi London

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

Love all my G-Drives, but this one, unlike the G-Thunderbolt drives, don't have that little light which tells us the drive is on; the drive is happily chugging data back and forth; in other words: putting our minds at ease :)

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5.0

Awesome!

By Mac guy

from michigan

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Portable
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

    I use this with my laptop for time machine backup. What's great about it is that it runs on USB power (no brick) and it is so small and quiet. No negatives. Totally recommend purchasing.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By Mj

    from Canada

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

    Easy to install and set up to back up my Mac. Would have liked to use same device to back up a PC but, I believe, it can't do so for newer pc operating systems.

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    5.0

    Best choice for Mac 1TB portable IMHO

    By Mike

    from Charlotte NC

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

      I've bought 5 of these so far for small media management across multiple Mac computers, before transferring to RAID system. They are faster than 5400 rpm drives, and other than daisy-chaining there is no advantage to Thunderbolt 2 for single drives like these.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Works just fine

      By ----

      from the internet

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

      bought this to work as a time machine with my Mac and it's working fine.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Great portable hard drive

      By Emily

      from Texas

      Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

      This is my second g drive and I love it ! It's perfect for what I need - durability and easily transported. I do wedding photography and I am very picky when it comes to products to store my photos on. I trust this brand !

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By LC

      from Brooklyn, New York

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

        In my opinion, this is the best portable hard drive for the money!
        Better than the LaCie rugged hard drive and way more reliable.
        Solid construction!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Works Perfectly

        By RGGatica

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Video

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

          Easy to use, dependable, reasonably price, and everything it says, slim and sleek. A piece of equipment that's difficult to criticize.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Easy to use

          By LKN

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

            Just what you need to store & backup photos. It was easy to setup and use. Lots of storage for all your needs.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great HD!

            By Ryan-s

            from Lagrange, IL

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

            It is compact portable and fast!

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            5.0

            Amazing

            By ShimonNst

            from Brooklyn

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

            I bought this hard drive in order to store all my pictures, it's unbelievable how fast and quite this thing works

            It was worth every single penny

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            5.0

            Love This Hardrive

            By tmarzco

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

              I do a lot of video and raw photo work and I love this hard drive for its portability, speed and reliability. It never fails to perform and with 1TB of space I can get a lot on it without feeling like I have too many eggs in one basket in case there would be an unexpected failure. I'm a G-DRIVE fan. Just feels good in my hand, too.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              SMALL AND FAST

              By Gala

              from NYC

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

              Gee, G-Technology comes out with a new upgraded/ updated look for these portable drives! And it keeps getting cheaper. I have been using this device to store and edit video. So far, no problems. Zippy, fast. Reformat it first, before using!

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              5.0

              Large Capacity and Small Package

              By ITMANATOR

              from CT

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage

                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                Large and Fast Data access

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By Grant

                from Switzerland

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                  Perfect...very fast, small, lots of memory, silent

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  HARD DRIVE IS EVERYTHING IT CLAIMS TO BE

                  By The Feature Factory

                  from Pasadena, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Super Fast Robust

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • File Transfer

                    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB Portable Hard Drive (7200 RPM):

                    Excellent turnaround time for quick transfer of 4k files from one computer environment to another.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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