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.
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.
- 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 ForBacking 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
- 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.
- OS 10.7 or later
- Windows 8, 7 and Vista
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487193503
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!
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 Charlemagne D from Pittsburg
123 of 141 people found this useful
Yes! I like this
This is a super fast hard drive both thunderbolt and usb 3.0, I really recommend more than the Buffalo. Elegant design.
- Written by Wilkins C from New York
83 of 102 people found this useful
Better than hoped for
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 Stephen B from CLARK
56 of 64 people found this useful
Really powerful, but also very fragile
This drive works amazingly fast. I edit videos off of it with no problems, and it transfers huge files very quickly. My only compl This drive works amazingly fast. I edit videos off of it with no problems, and it transfers huge files very quickly. My only complaint is that it's extremely fragile, so you have to be careful handling it. My drive got damaged, but I will be purchasing this one again because I liked it so much. …
- Written by Jessica I L from Richmond Hill
Maybe I got a faulty one?
The drive mounts when using thunderbolt, but that's about it; once you start moving data to it, it slows down rapidly and it gets The drive mounts when using thunderbolt, but that's about it; once you start moving data to it, it slows down rapidly and it gets hot! It works fine when using it as a USB drive, but it's a pity the thunderbolt feature is useless at present. If I ever get around to contacting support I will repost, regarding to my experience with this. …
- Written by Leo M from Brisbane
1 of 1 people found this useful
Broke after 2 months of light use
I bought this drive to store some Windows programs to use on bootcamp, and I only used it a few times over the last month. Over th I bought this drive to store some Windows programs to use on bootcamp, and I only used it a few times over the last month. Over the holidays, I used it for a few hours straight and the drive just stopped working. It now makes an audible clicking sound when plugged in, and does nothing else.
The drive is poorly designed. It does look nice, but if you plan on actually using the drive as anything but an aesthetic paperweight, I would advise against spending your money on this.
I will be RMA'ing the drive, but I am not sure if I will ever trust my data on this poorly engineered device. …
- Written by Robert K from Gainesville
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does it work with any mac no matter how old?
- Asked by Vivienne K
No. The Hard drive works with macs that can run Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
- Answered by Zack M from Charleston
Can this drive download software applications like Turbotax & Quicken from discs?
- Asked by Joseph G from Seaford
can i connect this G external hard rive to my router and search my documents online?
- Asked by Franciellis D L from Bronx
Which external hard drive can I purchase that can go between iMac and windows computers?
- Asked by Darren H from Tolga
Any you would just have to format it to a file system that windows and mac can read. Or you can inst Any you would just have to format it to a file system that windows and mac can read. Or you can install an HFS+ app in windows that will read the OS X filesystem …
- Answered by Cazre T from Baltimore
what is spin speed?
- Asked by Amin H from Los Angles
According to the description, 7200 RPM
- Answered by Kunal S from Duluth
Will this work with my 11inc Mac Book Air
- Asked by John W
Yes, it will work well with your 11" MacBook Air.
- Answered by Elliot B