G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 hard drive is easy to set up and carry anywhere with your MacBook for storing your most important digital video, music, and documents. Inside its sleek, beveled aluminum case is a high-performance 7200 RPM hard drive with a choice of ultral-fast Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connectivity. It's also bus powered, so there’s no need to carry 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.
- High-speed Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connectivity
- Up to 136 MB/sec transfer rates
- Stylish aluminum enclosure
- Bus powered via Thunderbolt or USB
- Plug-and-play Mac OS setup and easily reformatted for Windows
- Apple Time Machine compatible
- Thunderbolt cable included
- Three-year limited warranty
Did you notice?Delivers Thunderbolt and 3.0 connectivity along with 7200-RPM performance.
Apple Recommends ForHandy, bus-powered storage for taking along your essential files and backing them up wherever you go with your MacBook.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile Thunderbolt/USB hard drive
- Thunderbolt cable
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- Quick start guide
- Other Features: Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered, External power supply
- Height: 0.71 in./1.9 cm
- Width: 3.27 in./8.3 cm
- Weight: 10.4 oz./294.84 g
- Length: 5 in./12.7 cm
- Mac OS X v10.7 or later
- Windows 8/7/Vista
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487193183
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- Warranty: Three-year limited
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
124 of 142 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
84 of 103 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
57 of 65 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
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
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 Raphael N from St. Geours de maremne
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
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