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

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

A$239.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 19 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.
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    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

    104 of 156 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do NOT buy this drive!
  • 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

    44 of 48 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beautiful but noisy
  • 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

    40 of 44 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good Built but too noisy and glowing led
  • Nice looking rubbish with cheap nasty Hitachi drive

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    You'll read all the reviews of these failing and making clicking noises. That's because the company, while making a nice fancy loo You'll read all the reviews of these failing and making clicking noises. That's because the company, while making a nice fancy looking metal case for the drive, put in a cheap and nasty Hitachi drive. I've had two of these now, the first swapped by Apple and the second died just as quickly giving me the death rattle of a dead hard drive within a month.

    I opened it up and pulled the drive out - it was manufactured over two years before my purchase. I've since replaced the drive with a Western Digital drive. Now it works just fine. Expensive for a disk caddy... but if you've got one of these and value your data, I'd recommend binning the supplied drive and replacing it with a more reliable brand.

    • Written by from Grand Junction
    Was this useful? Nice looking rubbish with cheap nasty Hitachi drive
  • died after 2 years

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought the 2 TB hard drive 2 years ago. I didn't take it out out the box until a year later because I was organizing files and f I bought the 2 TB hard drive 2 years ago. I didn't take it out out the box until a year later because I was organizing files and folders and finally ready to swap out the 1 TB G-Drive with the 2 TB G-Drive. I started using Time Machine with the new 2 TB hard drive. A year later it started making a clicking sound and then died, unable to get it to connect in Finder window. Thats it. It was over. My warranty had expired and a data recovery service estimated $500-1500 to rescue data. All my photos, movies gone. Just like that. The 2 TB was really only working for 1 year before it quit. Using G-Drives is a total crapshoot. Just know that unless you have 2 backup systems or a back up to the backup, it will fail any given day. Whats the point. G-Technology failed me completely.

    • Written by from Oakland

    4 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? died after 2 years
  • Sleek. Noisy. Slow to spin

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetically pleasing. Cons: Noisy while spinning (mine is used in an audio studio so the noise is noticed). Also, the drives t Aesthetically pleasing. Cons: Noisy while spinning (mine is used in an audio studio so the noise is noticed). Also, the drives tends to sleep when not used for a few minutes. You need to wait for it to "wake up" (spin-up) to access data. There seems to be no way that I can see of turning this function off.

    • Written by from Sydney
    Was this useful? Sleek. Noisy. Slow to spin

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