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

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

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.

Reviewed by 86 customers

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5.0

excellent product!

By windy

from NJ

Verified Buyer

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

for my photod

 
5.0

1 TB G-Technology

By Julian

from Richmond, BC, Canada

Verified Buyer

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

Extremely reliable. I have four G-Technology external drives, no problems!

 
3.0

Great drive, a bit wonky on Windows

By Corey

from Portland

Verified Buyer

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

The drive is a 5 star drive - so why the 3 stars? Because the use case for Windows is wildly unsupported. Product documentation in the box points you to a website that is lacking in documentation. Don't worry though, dust off your Google cap and do some sleuthing and you'll find what you need to get this drive installed and up and running backing up your files.

 
5.0

I recommend this product .

By Designing Lady

from Mesquite NV

Verified Buyer

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

I really love this drive. I am a photographer and use this drive in conjunction with the 4 TB G -Drive. It is great to use as a mobile backup for storing photos. The design is both modern and well made. It is easy to use and very convenient as a mobile backup system. I love it and highly recommend the drive to all Mac users.

 
5.0

Ultimate portable hard drive from ultimate gear store

By Donaldg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Not sure what you can really say about an external HD in a review. For me, I simply don't trust anyone else with my data than these guys. Great purchase, great price, great help from B&H. Win-win-win!

 
5.0

seems o k

By Donald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I bought to back up lightroom but incorrectly thought 1 TB was sufficient but now need to buy a 2 TB. Seems to work O K. I bought this brand because it is supposed to work easily with a MAC

 
5.0

Very reliable

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Fast and very dependable.

 
5.0

cheap and fast

By Isaac

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

great little drive for the price

 
5.0

Great for the Price

By R

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great Drive. i got this for the price. historically, i have not had a good time with mechanical drives, so I've mostly changed over to SSDs. But, for temporary storage and backup, I thought it might be worth the shot. G-Technologies has a great reputation. That's why i purchased it.

 
5.0

Incredible

By Kyunghoon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

The drive is my go-to location work drive. Photos from my full frame canon dslr, prores 422 hq files from my blackmagic - this drive can work them all, no problem. The performance is excellent, thus deserving all 5 stars. But it is not all-around hard/software like lacie. I recommend you to buy a protective case for support!

 
5.0

Value deal.

By Katerina

from undisclosed

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

That's the best portable choice.

 
5.0

Great product for a fair price

By Bridget

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I purchased the 1TB G-Drive portable 7200 RPM hard drive to create more space on my laptop's hard disk. I moved iTunes there and eventually will move my Photos application there too. It's so easy to set up, all I had to do was connect it. No need to configure it or install software on my laptop. It's small, lightweight, and attractive. Hardly makes any noise and is easy to store out of the way when not in use. Also, my cat likes to sleep on it for some reason, even when it's not plugged in and warm. Mystery.

 
4.0

Good but Noisy

By Fouad

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This is a good harddrive. It works well with large media files, transferring large files and folders. But it has a pretty loud hum when plugged in to the computer, which is annoying.

 
5.0

Well made, fast, very happy.

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Used for Lightroom Library (400 Gig) that I moved from internal iMac HD. Very fast, can't see any difference in performance from HD.

 
5.0

It is and does exactly what it says

By Ecuk

from Santa Fe, NM

Verified Buyer

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

I plugged it into my Mac, and it did exactly what it was supposed to do. For a hard drive (i.e., not an SSD) it is fast, and if everything I have read about G-Drive's is true, it should also be reliable.

 
5.0

Love these G-Drives

By Mr Bisogno

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

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

Perfect for backing up, Compact. Plug an play for Mac. Never had a problem with one.

 
5.0

Great size

By Gee Gee

from Middlesex County, New Jersey

Verified Buyer

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

I purchased this product for backing up purposes for my mac. Straight out of the box and plugged in and away she worked. Super easy, light and compact. Great product for saving my information.

 
5.0

Performs as advertised

By shopwright

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

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

Small and sturdy. It's as fast as you would expect for USB. Handy for DIT back ups on location.

 
5.0

Would buy again

By College Videographer

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

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

Great small 1 TB drive with fast read/write speed for editing video

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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