G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 Professional Hard Drive

G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 Professional Hard Drive

A$279.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 24 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
  • 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

    127 of 188 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

    54 of 58 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good Built but too noisy and glowing led
  • 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

    51 of 55 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beautiful but noisy
  • Horrible Product - Multiple Catastrophic Failures

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought this drive because I needed a "professional" grade storage drive for my studio. A few months later, I come in to work and t Bought this drive because I needed a "professional" grade storage drive for my studio. A few months later, I come in to work and the drive is unmountable. Lost 9 months worth of session archives! Was eventually able to reformat the drive and everything seemed to be resolved. Walked into the studio today to find an error message on my screen. YUP both partitions are no longer mountable and I have yet again lost all the data on this drive. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

    • Written by from Winnipeg
    Was this useful? Horrible Product - Multiple Catastrophic Failures
  • As Bad as Some Have Said

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this drive because I did not have a lot of options given the age of my computer and the need for a Firewire 400 connectio I bought this drive because I did not have a lot of options given the age of my computer and the need for a Firewire 400 connection. This drive was noisy, which I could live with, but it just broke after 4 months of light use. I started getting "I/O Error" messages, and the Time Capsule could no longer write to the drive. I was unable to repair the errors with Disk Utility, so back to the manufacturer it goes. Be aware that the manufacturer is very, VERY specific packaging guidelines for returning their garbage back to them. I'll never buy anything else from this company.

    • Written by from Bothell

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? As Bad as Some Have Said
  • nice hard drive.......

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have this little gem, only thing I find annoying, is the bright white light thats on all the time, I cut a small piece of foiled I have this little gem, only thing I find annoying, is the bright white light thats on all the time, I cut a small piece of foiled back self stick what they wrap on furnace joints , I cut to fit on the light as a defuser works great and still shines around back light, the drive is not all that noisy I find it works great on my new I Mac, better than the WD i used to have connects to apple products by plugging it in, I like it, and recommend

    • Written by from Columbus

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? nice hard drive.......

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