G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Product Information

  • Overview

    The G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive is a portable external storage device for laptop users featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. Compatible with Time Machine, G-Technology G-Drive Mobile features 1TB capacity and a 7200 RPM hard drive for quickly backing up digital video, photos, music and documents. The device is bus-powered, so there's no need to carry around an external AC power supply.

    About Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • Highlights

    • Transfer rates up to 136 MB/s
    • Storage capacities up to 1 TB
    • Stylish aluminium enclosure
    • Bus-powered via Thunderbolt or USB
    • Formatted for Mac and easily reformatted for Windows
    • Time Machine compatible
  • Did you notice?

    The device is bus-powered, so there's no need to carry around an external AC power supply.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Backing up digital video, photos, music and documents on your laptop.
  • What's in the Box?

    • G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt USB 3.0 Hard Drive
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • USB 3.0 cable
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: Bus Powered, External power supply
    • Height: 1.9 cm/0.71 in.
    • Width: 8.3 cm/3.27 in.
    • Weight: 294 g
    • Length: 12.7 cm/5 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS 10.7 or later

    Windows

    • Windows 8, 7 and Vista
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487193503

    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 (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Indeed as the other reviewer points out, the G-Drive Mobile has an elegant and very minimalistic design. It's bus powered which re Indeed as the other reviewer points out, the G-Drive Mobile has an elegant and very minimalistic design. It's bus powered which reduces cable clutter, is fanless so noise is very minimal, and it uses Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 so it's very fast. My current setup has all USB ports on my iMac being used up with one unused Thunderbolt port left, so this drive was perfect for me. I was happy to finally see a respectable Mac drive manufacturer make a bus powered Thunderbolt drive.

    The only thing I really wish is for G-Technology to also offer an SSD version of this drive. However anyone looking for mass storage will love this drive.

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    111 of 129 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!
  • Yes! I like this

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a super fast hard drive both thunderbolt and usb 3.0, I really recommend more than the Buffalo. Elegant design.

    • Written by from New York

    79 of 98 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Yes! I like this
  • Better than hoped for

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I used the Thunderbolt cable, not the USB-3 cable.

    It performs better than I had hoped for on my 2012 13" MacBook Air -2 GHz i7 I used the Thunderbolt cable, not the USB-3 cable.

    It performs better than I had hoped for on my 2012 13" MacBook Air -2 GHz i7 processor, 8 GB memory, 256 GB Flash drive. It is silent and fast beyond expectations. As a backup drive (not Time Machine), no setup is required -- installation is instantaneous. Next week, I will try installing another identical G-Tech drive for Time Machine purposes on a 2014 21.5" iMac (also 256 Flash drive) being delivered to me.

    I bought the G-Tech drive at an Apple Store. A salesperson told me that G-Tech drives generally are for business, and that this drive is a high-end consumer product.

    • Written by from CLARK

    52 of 60 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than hoped for
  • Superfast!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an excellent product; it looks great next to a Mac and works a treat too. I'm using it with a new iMac, and have seen spee This is an excellent product; it looks great next to a Mac and works a treat too. I'm using it with a new iMac, and have seen speeds of over 130 MB/s with the Thunderbolt interface. The USB 3.0 is generally about half as fast. Drive cloning via Thunderbolt is much quicker than I've been used to. The drive does get rather warm when in continuous use, but overall I'm so impressed that I've just ordered another one!

    • Written by from Cheadle
    Was this useful? Superfast!
  • Very nice

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice device, light, fast, silent. A little bit hott after few hours of intense use. Come with 2 kinds of cables, usb3 & TB. I don' Nice device, light, fast, silent. A little bit hott after few hours of intense use. Come with 2 kinds of cables, usb3 & TB. I don't regret and recomand it.

    • Written by from St. Geours de maremne

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very nice
  • One of the best mobile HD I have ever used.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been using this drive for about three weeks now and I have had no problems. I needed a small but fast drive that used thund I have been using this drive for about three weeks now and I have had no problems. I needed a small but fast drive that used thunderbolt for data transfer. So far this drive has worked just great. It is extremely fast and reliable.

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    6 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? One of the best mobile HD I have ever used.

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