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
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- 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
128 of 146 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
87 of 106 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
61 of 69 people found this useful
Surprisingly noisy. Had intended to use this for work - it's now in the drawer as a back-up. Otherwise functions well, transfer sp Surprisingly noisy. Had intended to use this for work - it's now in the drawer as a back-up. Otherwise functions well, transfer speed is fine! …
- Written by Grayson G from Wellington
Save yourself the trouble
Before buying this drive I read a ton of reviews. Like most products out there there were some good and some bad, however I did no Before buying this drive I read a ton of reviews. Like most products out there there were some good and some bad, however I did notice that there were either 4 or 5 star reviews (amazon, sweet water, applestore) or 1 star reviews, nothing really in between. I've had this drive plugged in for 24 hours, and I return to my computer after running errands and have a pop up notification on my computer saying that drive wasn't disconnected properly. I look at the drive, its off. Thats weird, try unplugging it and plugging it back in (because there is no power button) and nothing. Waste of money. Really upset. …
- Written by Thomas T from Lakewood
1 of 1 people found this useful
Nice little expensive drive!
Thunderbolt equipped peripherals are more expensive than they need to be but at least this one works.
I have worked on apple prod Thunderbolt equipped peripherals are more expensive than they need to be but at least this one works.
I have worked on apple products since 1980, starting with an oscilloscope and a soldering iron, so I think I know what I am talking about! Since I still work as a mac mechanic, semi-retired! I had need of a small portable storage device for my clients. Something that could take advantage of the tbolt port speed when the usb port is only a slow 2.0.
It has meet this need for me on many macs so far. Having the USB 3.0 too is great. The speed limitation of this product is really the electro-mechanical disk drive itself. If you are a tech, you can void the warranty and pop an ssd inside the case for some real speed. Or, just look around for a thunderbolt enclosure for a lot less $$once they become more common for consumers and install a small SSD.
Using various software tools, I use it as a startup drive with all sorts of diagnostics to run on customer macs and it has enough storage to also back up my clients macs as fast as possible with todays technology. …
- Written by Ross E from San Rafael
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
can I use thnderbolt to Firewire cable on this drive to move data to a firewire device.
- Asked by Kenneth D from Saint Charles
Can this drive download software applications like Turbotax & Quicken from discs?
- Asked by Joseph G from Seaford
The drive is a passive peripheral which just stores data. The computer it is attached to will need The drive is a passive peripheral which just stores data. The computer it is attached to will need to do the downloading and copying. …
- Answered by Douglas F from Austin