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.
- 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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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)
- 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.
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or FireWire port
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or FireWire port
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Mfr. Part Number : 0G02529
- UPC or EAN No. : 705487191080
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Ratings & Reviews
Do NOT buy this drive!
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 Peder R from Simi Valley
104 of 156 people found this useful
Beautiful but noisy
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 George P B from Heswall
44 of 48 people found this useful
Good Built but too noisy and glowing led
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 Guy T from Kritzendorf
40 of 44 people found this useful
Nice looking rubbish with cheap nasty Hitachi drive
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 Ian S from Grand Junction
died after 2 years
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 Scott P L from Oakland
4 of 7 people found this useful
Sleek. Noisy. Slow to spin
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 Callan T from Sydney
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
If you connect the drive to one iMac and turn on file sharing for the drive, then you can connect an If you connect the drive to one iMac and turn on file sharing for the drive, then you can connect and use the drive from another iMac. You can't typically access the same files simultaneously e.g. iPhoto. …
- Answered by Gerald B from Lower Sackville
- Nov 1, 2013
is this drive compatible with mavericks operating system
- Asked by Greg W from Bainbridge Island
- Mar 5, 2014
It works fine with my system!
- Answered by Neil W
- Mar 17, 2014
it has to be connected to power outlet all time
- Asked by Amr E from Cairo
- Jul 28, 2013
If you are asking if it needs to be connected to a mains power outlet in order to use it, the answer If you are asking if it needs to be connected to a mains power outlet in order to use it, the answer is Yes it does. …
- Answered by D J C
- Apr 7, 2014
I would like to use this drive as an external iTunes Library
- Asked by Christopher B
- Nov 29, 2012
I have the 2TB version hooked up to my iMac via FW800. My iTunes library is on the external drive. I I have the 2TB version hooked up to my iMac via FW800. My iTunes library is on the external drive. It works fine but occasionally there is a slight delay when using iTunes as the external drive spins up. …
- Answered by Gavin M
- May 9, 2013
Is this a wireless hard drive
- Asked by Adam J from Adelaide
- Oct 28, 2013
No, it's not. You can access the drive only when connected via the USB 3 or the Firewire 800 Cables. No, it's not. You can access the drive only when connected via the USB 3 or the Firewire 800 Cables. And of course if it's part of a local network. …
- Answered by Fernando E from Caracas
- Dec 5, 2013
The drive has a USB 3.0 connection, so this is a later version than the Gen 4. The Ge Hi Dudley,
The drive has a USB 3.0 connection, so this is a later version than the Gen 4. The Gen 4 had a USB 2.0 connection.
Unfortunately the G-Technology G-DRIVE does not have 'hardware encryption', but they are great drives.
I hope this helps. …
- Answered by Adrian C from Santa Ana
- Aug 31, 2013