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

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

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)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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    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

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    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

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        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

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          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

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            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.

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            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

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            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

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              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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                5.0

                REALIABLE AS ALWAYS

                By Al

                from New York

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

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

                  G-drive has never failed me. The great thing about the 1tb is that its small and portable and with Thunderbolt it simply flies! Solid built and great for media.

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

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                  5.0

                  Quick and Simple

                  By Seldo

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Casual 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 Hard Drive with Thunderbolt:

                    Used to transfer files (photos, music etc) from Macbook Pro. No setup required and it was quick, efficient and simple to use. Small enough to take with you and no external outlet plug needed since it plugs directly into the computer using the provided Thunderbolt plug.

                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    Great Drive - Needs some voodoo to make it work on Win 7

                    By Dr. Evil

                    from Toronto

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Video

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

                        ONCE you get it working on Windows 7 it flies (150 MB/sec)! I had to spend a bit of time messing with drivers until I finally got it working on my HP ZBook 15. If your Thunderbolt drive won't mount on Windows 7 here is the fix:
                        Thunderbolt drives not mounting here is the FIX:

                        This worked for G-Drive Thunderbolt hard drives (may work with other brands) for Windows 7, all versions:

                        1. Thunderbolt needs to use the Asmedia 106x SATA Controller with Win 7. Download the Asmedia drivers from the Lacie website: https://www.lacie.com/US/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10278.
                        2. Reboot and enjoy.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great Hard drive

                        By ACE

                        from KY

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Fast
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Video

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

                          I do a lot of video editing and this is a great way to store all of my footage. It is also extremely fast and it is just like working off of the computer's hard drive.

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

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                          5.0

                          Fast, compact drive.

                          By Bill the Teacher

                          from Philadelphia, P

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage

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

                            Quick and compact. I also like the design of the case.

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

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                            4.0

                            Easy and fast.

                            By LSR

                            from Florence MA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage

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

                              I used the drive and USB connectivity (IMAC didn't have a free Thunderbolt connection) for a photography workshop with image files on the drive transported from home and added during the workshop. Files were accessed from Lightroom and Photoshop on either an IMAC or MacBook Pro. The whole process was easy and fast. My only con is that it doesn't come with a protective case.

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

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                              5.0

                              Reliable, Compact

                              By bilco5

                              from chicagoland

                              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
                                • Video Editing

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

                                I use this product to back up the photos on my laptop, and ferry projects from my work computer to home. It is lightweight, so great for commuting, runs very quiet and is thunderbolt, so it's very fast. The only thing not great is that it runs a little on the hot side, but it is totally acceptable.

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

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                                2.0

                                USB 3.0 Seagate Goflex is way faster than this on my Mac!

                                By pjack

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    This is a small portable, hot and slow drive. You will get better performance from UBS 3.0 on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15. If you need a very portable drive then this is your drive, but don't rely on it for speed for daily use.

                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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