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G-Technology1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (39)
  • Fast connection (29)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Compact (22)
  • Portable (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (39)
  • Laptops (23)
  • Travel (21)
  • Additional storage (19)
  • Multimedia (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (21), Tech savvy (15), Multimedia professional (11), Tech professional (9), Technically challenged (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (32), Personal (22)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (54)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great TB drive, size of a slice of bread

This is one exceptionally great 1 TB external drive, as I say the size of not just a cigarette pack-- a flattened cigarette pack, but with a very beautiful brushed aluminum finish and...Read complete review

This is one exceptionally great 1 TB external drive, as I say the size of not just a cigarette pack-- a flattened cigarette pack, but with a very beautiful brushed aluminum finish and minimal, tasteful product logos. I plugged it into my Mac laptop and its cheery activity light burst into action and declared itself on the desktop. No glitchiness nor futziness whatsoever. I am using it for video production and it's working flawlessly. Great unit!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thund

it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but...Read complete review

it does what it says although it gets really hot. also only one thunderbolt port so its a dead end if you daisy chain (my fault, I should have read the description but I never would have guessed it only had one.... I mean come on you could run 25 of these and still not saturate the Thunderbolt connection so it seems kinda silly not to have your port back for more drives or external screens)

its fast enough... as fast as any other single 7200 rpm drive can be (mine clocks 129 MB/s write and 126.8 read)

Reviewed by 73 customers

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5.0

Good reliable external drive

By N.N.

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

This isms second G-Drive. I've been using the 1TB G-Drive for over a year now on a MBP as my main photo location. The thunderbolt doesn't seem to slow down LRCC at all. The second one is so I can keep a copy off site incase of a disaster...

 
5.0

Great and fast on Mac mini 2011

By Greenteam

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

Using this with pro tools on a Mac mini 2011. Since I don't have usb 3.0 and am using a FireWire interference, I'm finally using my thunderbolt port with 7200rpm. It's pricey for the amount of storage, but it the only real option for me!

 
5.0

Portable with good perfomance

By Maria

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

Solid enclosure that's self powered and portable. Good performance over TB.

 
5.0

Very nice drive

By Nathan

from Undisclosed

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

I am very pleased with the speed and size for the money!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thunderbolt adds zip to the zap

By Timothy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

I suppose it works or it doesn't - mine works like a five. The package opened easily, I plugged it in to my mid 2011 Mac via Thunderbolt and BAM it all worked without issue. Nilson at B&H recommended this unit, partially because of the rpm speed. I installed OS Sierra over a cloned copy of Lion to test it out with this unit...then did the same for the internal HD on the Mac. It might be an illusion, but I think this external drive is faster than what's on the Mac. I may run the computer full time with this external drive.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

looks sharp - fast transfer

By chi

from montclair, nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

This is a sharp looking drive (if aesthetics are also important when considering functionality). So far- so good.
Fast transfer and easy to use. HIghly recommend.

 
2.0

Not Recommended

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

I use the 1TB G-Drive mobile in conjunction with a 2015 iMac. I bought it thinking that the Thunderbolt connection would be fast, but upon initial backup it took 2 hours to backup 105 gigs. Since then I switched over to USB 3.0 because the drive wouldn't sleep when I put the iMac in sleep mode while connected to Thunderbolt. The drive got pretty warm on initial backup and I would imagine it would get real warm if you had much more than do I. On regular backups after that it stays marginally warm. It seems to be a solidly built drive. Would I recommend it? It seems a bit pricey since the Thunderbolt doesn't work as well as I thought it should and I could have bought a usb 3.0 drive for a lot less. All in all it's pretty good, but I wouldn't recommend it.

 
5.0

Compact, fast, no brainer

By tony

from san diego, ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

It's exactly what you need if you're looking for a compact, fast transfer, USB & Thunderbolt connection. B&H are the company to order it from too, fast shipping and great follow up.

 
5.0

Fast stable drive. Would definitely buy again.

By 42°N Media

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

I do DIT work on 4K video productions. These drives are very fast and save lots of ingest time at the end of a long shoot day.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By moo

from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

I love that it has the thunderbolt drive so i can download things a lot quicker.

 
5.0

perfect travel companion

By Digital Wunderland

from Wilmington, NC.

Verified Buyer

Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

Perfect for someone like myself who is constantly on the road and needs to log and edit hd video and raw photos. It works perfectly!

 
5.0

Fast and Cheap Hard Drive

By Frank White

from Washington, DC

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

    Drives are perfect for viewing and editing 4K and HD video.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac
     
    5.0

    "The BOMB"

    By PhilCam

    from Valrico FL

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Power Switch

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Video

    Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

    I'm in the video production bussiness and use this drive on location to back up and transfer our clients 4K video files to their hard drives, We record 4K files to 240GB SSD's with an off camera recorder.These 240GB SSD's only holds 40mins of Pro Res HQ video, this means theres a lot of files to transfer and back up and not a lot of time to do it. The 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt is really up to the job and makes it very easy to quickly move files from one drive to another via USB 3 or Thunderbolt 2.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast drive for video editing

    By Anthony B

    from Raritan, NJ

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

        This drive is fast enough to edit video on a MacBook Pro using Final Cut Pro X.
        It comes online quick and disconnects quick too. It's a little noisy (relative to a silent room). And it scratches easily but that's not really important.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Drive !

        By Mad Anthony

        from North Carolina

        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

          Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

          I use this drive with a Mac Trash Can. For Pro Audio.
          Super small and tough.
          Quiet. Doesn't run hot on my system like other people have mentioned.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac
           
          5.0

          G-Drive nails it again

          By Ernie Sanchez

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

            Compact, mobile, lighting fast and reliable, the 1TB drive serves as the logical step up from the prior USB/Firewire model with 750MB.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac
             
            5.0

            G-Technology hard drive

            By Stef

            from Nrscopeck, PA

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

            Awesome 7200 rpm hard drive! Great for video editing and photos.

             
            4.0

            1st time buy

            By Jay

            from Weetchester

            Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

            I'm a first time buyer of a device like this. To tell you the truth, it's easily one of the best add ons ill ever but. 7200 revolutions for fast pace communication between device and my Mac. I'm a film program so take tons of footage, and at 1TB fits my level of need and perhaps surpasses that. I've seen people say it gets really hot, but I haven't really noticed that. Anyway, quality product. Very much recommended

             
            5.0

            Sleek and works

            By Ronnie Orchard

            from NY, 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

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

              I use this G-Drive for all my iTunes music and iPhotos. Works great, looks cool, takes up little space, thunderbolt speed and powers up when my mac pro powers up. I'm thinking of getting another one for Time Machine backup.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Portable Thunderbolt Drive

              By Wanderlust Images

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                I use this drive to edit on the road. It runs a bit hot and has a great look and feel to it.

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

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