G-DRIVE Mobile is the ideal storage companion for your MacBook. It has plenty of disk drive storage space to store your documents, songs, photos and videos, all housed in a sleek aluminium enclosure.
Easy to use, just plug it into your MacBook. It’s also Time Machine-ready and has all its power needs supplied via the single high-speed USB 3.0 cable.
- Portable external hard drive for Mac
- Stylish aluminium enclosure
- Formatted for Mac and Time Machine-ready
- Bus powered via high-speed USB 3.0
- Three year warranty
Did you notice?This USB 3.0 connection is used to transfer data and power the drive, so you don’t need an extra power cable.
Apple Recommends ForStoring lots of files, documents, songs and videos with its 1TB capacity.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive
- USB 3.0 Cable
- Connections : USB 3.0
- Height : 13 mm/0.51 in.
- Width : 82 mm/3.23 in.
- Weight : 162 g
- OS X 10.3 or later
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
- Mfr. Part Number : 0G02431
- UPC or EAN No. : 705487190779
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
Can't fault it...
Can't fault it... Its much thiner than some of the others I've tried. It also is much faster than a USB2 alternative... about 120M B/sec on a Mac Pro Retina, which is perfect for backups and the odd large file...
The price is very reasonable too. …
- Written by Dominic G from FARNHAM
151 of 162 people found this useful
This is The Best
I got this external hard drive and it is so slim and fast!!!!!
- Written by Richard C from Santa Ana
128 of 157 people found this useful
5 stars - recommended!
A great product. This looks lovely and works a treat. It silently backed up my 100GB of data in minutes on first install (which itself was so easy!). Time machine automatically recognised and synced.
I had real problems with WD My book for mac previously (which failed to work with my mac and which WD refused to support - 'because I was using it with a mac'!), so I was mighty relieved to find that the G-Drive worked so smoothly. …
- Written by Simon W from Reading
66 of 68 people found this useful
Bus-powered G-Drives are all alike, and that's not good
I've had several bus-powered G-Drives, and I was hoping that this one would be an exception. No dice. Other reviewers have comment ed about poor performance, disk crashes, etc. Luckily, I haven't (yet) had that problem. The chronic issue with these bus-powered drives is "bootability". That is, when you start up your Mac, you can never really know if the drive will be recognized. This in turn, requires you to try all sorts of tactics, e.g., shutting down, disconnecting the drive, starting up, then re-connecting the drive, etc. Utterly unreliable. I simply cannot believe that G-Tech won't (or can't) resolve this persistent issue. I have several other portable bus-powered drives, ioSafe for example, and I've never had this annoying issue with them, only G-Drives. Caveat emptor. …
- Written by Rod D from SALT LAKE CITY
7 of 7 people found this useful
Had this drive for few weeks and seems to be working well. I've tried 3 other third party drives and had problems with mounting a fter reboot but this one seems to work well with Time Machine …
- Written by Ed S from Dunrobin
5 of 8 people found this useful
It comes with about 990G of storage, which is fantastic compared to some other HDDs I have had. The design is also very slim and good looking.
The actual only complaint I have is that the aluminum is not as smooth and I had imagined. It is not really nice to feel and I warn you to not put your nails on it! Worse than nails on a chalkboard for me. Obvious this is mundane, but it meant something to me.
I would recommend this to a friend. …
- Written by Magnus P from Northvale
10 of 14 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Sandra K from Columbus
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- Asked by Patricia D from Dundalk
Works great on mine
- Answered by Edward J from Hixson
Yes, if you create a separate Windows partition using OSX Disk Utility and format that partition in a Windows friendly format (FAT32/NTFS), etc. …
- Answered by Donald S from Newport Beach
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