The G-Technology G-DRIVE hard drive is a superb choice for projects on your Mac like digital photography, audio/video editing, and high-speed data backup that involve huge amounts of data. That's because its Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces can handle enormous traffic volumes. Plus it's plug and play on Mac OS X and ready to use with Time Machine. And G-DRIVE remains cool and quiet thanks to an all-aluminum enclosure with an integrated heat-sink system.
- Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports for ultimate high-speed data transfer
- Integrated heat-sink for near silent operation and cooling
- Solid all-aluminum case makes for durability and stylish looks
- Plenty of storage for digital video, music, and photo files
- Time Machine compatible
- Plug-and-play setup on Mac OS; easily reformatted for Windows
- Three-year limited warranty
Did you notice?The sleek aluminum enclosure delivers the best in reliability and durability.
Apple Recommends ForA perfect companion for your Mac and all your demanding applications.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-DRIVE external hard drive
- Universal AC power supply
- Thunderbolt cable
- USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
- Quick start guide
- Other Features: Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 1.89 in./4.8 cm
- Width: 9.25 in./23.5 cm
- Weight: 2.94 lb./1.33 kg
- Length: 5.12 in./13 cm
- Mac OS X v10.7 or later
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (via reformat)
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03124
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487193886
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- Warranty: Three-year limited
Ratings & Reviews
Small Footprint External Storage
I use this drive with my iMac for photo storage. I like the size as it doesn't take up much desktop space. It comes with a TB and I use this drive with my iMac for photo storage. I like the size as it doesn't take up much desktop space. It comes with a TB and USB 3 cable. …
- Written by Dale K from Petawawa
49 of 55 people found this useful
Just bought one of these and it is driving me mad ! It just never shuts up. It is a great hard drive, very fast , but oh the noise Just bought one of these and it is driving me mad ! It just never shuts up. It is a great hard drive, very fast , but oh the noise. It emits a very loud whooshing noise all the time it is working. Would have had 5 stars otherwise. On the thunderbolt side my USB 3 LaCies are faster. …
- Written by Brian M from Ventnor
34 of 36 people found this useful
Great Hard Drives
I've used a 2TB (Firewire) unit as my backup drive for 13 months and a 3TB (Thunderbolt) unit as my iTunes drive for 4 months with I've used a 2TB (Firewire) unit as my backup drive for 13 months and a 3TB (Thunderbolt) unit as my iTunes drive for 4 months without any problems. Both units go to sleep when my computer goes to sleep. If the bright, white light bothers you (especially when it is flashing), cover the light fixture with red plastic tape. …
- Written by Leo N from Falls Church
18 of 19 people found this useful
Good drive which could be great with minor changes
Very happy with the performance of the drive.
I don't have the noise issue I have read others have.
One improvement would be Very happy with the performance of the drive.
I don't have the noise issue I have read others have.
One improvement would be a second Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining. I know there is a price tradeoff, so I can live with this.
My only real complaint about the drive is the power/activity light on the front.
Why must they use such bright lights? If you leave your Mac on or it wakes since you're using iTunes and Home Sharing, the drive will light up your room considerably. I wish they would take cues from Apple and use the small pinhole LEDs. …
- Written by Sally J
1 of 1 people found this useful
WAY TOO LOUD!!
Works wonderfully. Have saved my data in a pinch. but it is far too loud. wakes me up out of my sleep!!
- Written by andre L from springfield
2 of 2 people found this useful
So Loud II ...
If you are thinking about using this drive with a Mac mini that is set up in a quite room, I believe you would prefer the LaCie dr If you are thinking about using this drive with a Mac mini that is set up in a quite room, I believe you would prefer the LaCie drive, which is much quieter. I don't think the noise is as bad as another person implied since if I put this drive next to my Dell workstation, I would never hear the drive above the workstation noise. As with the 3TB LaCie, there is only one Thunderbolt port, so it would be (or have to be) the last device in a chain. I can't speak to reliability yet, but it worked perfectly out of the box. …
- Written by Philip D from Easton
5 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you use Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 at the same time ?
- Asked by Robert C from Sydney
Can this be used with iMac mavericks?
- Asked by Barbara S from Maryville
- Answered by Thomas I from Gilbertsville
Is this drive 7200 RPM? Thunderbolt 1 or 2?
- Asked by Michael M from Dana Point
7200 RPM, Thunderbolt 1
- Answered by Gabriel M from Oceanside
Can this be placed and operated on its side, or does it have to lay flat?
- Asked by Marcello M from Las Vegas
No, it shouldn't be operated on its side.
It was engineered for optimal ventilation while flat and No, it shouldn't be operated on its side.
It was engineered for optimal ventilation while flat and elevated by its case off the surface it's sitting on.
My engineering opinion is that you might get away with running it on its side, but is that a chance you want to take?
Are you willing to risk shortening the life of the drive and possibly losing its content? Your tolerance for risk is the answer to your question. …
- Answered by Dave A from Simi Valley