G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE Professional External Hard Drive

G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE Professional External Hard Drive

A$ 299.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 16 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The G-Technology G-DRIVE hard drive is a superb choice for projects like digital photography, audio/video editing and high-speed data backup that involve huge amounts of data. That's because its USB 3.0 and FireWire interfaces can handle enormous traffic volumes. Plus it's plug and play on Mac OSX and ready to use with Time Machine. And G-DRIVE remains cool and quiet thanks to an all-aluminium enclosure with an integrated heat-sink system.

  • Highlights

    • USB 3.0 and FireWire ports for flexible, high-speed data transfer
    • Integrated heat-sink for near silent operation and cooling
    • Solid all-aluminium case makes for durability and stylish looks
    • Plenty of storage for digital video, music, and photo files
    • Includes all cables
    • Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
    • Mac OS X and Windows compatible
    • Three-year factory warranty
  • Did you notice?

    The sleek aluminium enclosure delivers the best in reliability and durability.
  • Apple Recommends For

    A perfect companion for your Mac and all your demanding applications.
  • What's in the Box?

    • G-Technology G-DRIVE Professional External Hard Drive
    • Universal AC power supply
    • FireWire 800 cables
    • USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Kensington Port, Time Machine Compatible
    • Connections: Firewire 400, Firewire 800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 47 mm/1.85 in.
    • Width: 130 mm/5.125 in.
    • Weight: 1300 g
    • Length: 235 mm/9.25 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or FireWire port
    • OS X 10.5 or later

    Windows

    • USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or FireWire port
    • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G02529
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487191080

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Beautiful but noisy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could award stars for looks & construction it would get 5. It's a great looking piece of kit and beautifully built but it's l If I could award stars for looks & construction it would get 5. It's a great looking piece of kit and beautifully built but it's let down by two things. Firstly it's quite noisy, especially when Time Machine is running, a bit like a piece of paper stuck in the spokes of a bicycle. Second, is there any need for such a large and bright light on the front, it's a bit distracting especially when it's flashing away during back ups. I bought it to complement my new iMac and it does this very well and I've no complaints about it's operation, which is superb. If it was as quiet and unobtrusive as the Buffalo it replaced it would be the bees knees.

    • Written by from Heswall

    40 of 43 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beautiful but noisy
  • Do NOT buy this drive!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I made the mistake of buying a G-drive; kept it in the best of conditions, and used it as my backup drive. One day it suddenly FAI I made the mistake of buying a G-drive; kept it in the best of conditions, and used it as my backup drive. One day it suddenly FAILED for no apparent reason. I of course contacted G-Technologies and found out that G-Technologies WOULD NOT honor their own warranty. Not only did I lose all my data -- I also have a $200 paperweight to remind me of what a rip-off product this G-drive is. Tip: If you care about safeguarding your data -- DO NOT BUY THIS DRIVE!!

    • Written by from Simi Valley

    73 of 117 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do NOT buy this drive!
  • Good Built but too noisy and glowing led

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good built quality, but too bulky for today's standards. It is fast when used as Firewire 800. So far works reliably. However it Good built quality, but too bulky for today's standards. It is fast when used as Firewire 800. So far works reliably. However it is too noisy and the front led is more of a flashlight than an indicator, quite disturbing, as it is placed beside my iMac !

    • Written by from Kritzendorf

    24 of 27 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good Built but too noisy and glowing led
  • Noisy and unpredictable wake cycle

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Thats it mainly (the title) in these day and age a drive should be silent and offer some power management .
    I made the error of Thats it mainly (the title) in these day and age a drive should be silent and offer some power management .
    I made the error of buying this drive, looks good but thats it…

    • Written by from Montreal

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Noisy and unpredictable wake cycle
  • Seems OK so far

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed an extra hard disk mainly for video editing and was a little concerned that some of the reviews here claim the drive is noi Needed an extra hard disk mainly for video editing and was a little concerned that some of the reviews here claim the drive is noisy. The one I have is very quiet and works well, with no problems so far. It's very smart and apart from the price being a little steep, I'm pleased with it. One thing to note is that you need it switched on if you're daisy chaining firewire devices. I have a firewire audio interface that's last in the chain and it only works if the G Drive is turned on.

    • Written by from Linlithgow
    Was this useful? Seems OK so far
  • Excellent speeds, Noise level unacceptable

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this drive along with a 27" iMac to use for a recording studio. The noise level is anything but "Quiet" as the descri I purchased this drive along with a 27" iMac to use for a recording studio. The noise level is anything but "Quiet" as the description says.

    It is really too noisy to be used in an audio facility. Sad because the performance is top grade, so is the look next to the iMac.

    I will be returning it as it is unfortunately useless to me. Apple should realy change the product description or at least provide noise level information.

    • Written by from Gatineau

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent speeds, Noise level unacceptable

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