G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Product Information

  • Overview

    The G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive is a portable external storage device for laptop users featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. Compatible with Time Machine, G-Technology G-Drive Mobile features 1TB capacity and a 7200 RPM hard drive for quickly backing up digital video, photos, music and documents. The device is bus-powered, so there's no need to carry around an external AC power supply.

    About Thunderbolt

    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.

  • Highlights

    • Transfer rates up to 136 MB/s
    • Storage capacities up to 1 TB
    • Stylish aluminium enclosure
    • Bus-powered via Thunderbolt or USB
    • Formatted for Mac and easily reformatted for Windows
    • Time Machine compatible
  • Did you notice?

    The device is bus-powered, so there's no need to carry around an external AC power supply.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Backing up digital video, photos, music and documents on your laptop.
  • What's in the Box?

    • G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt USB 3.0 Hard Drive
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • USB 3.0 cable
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: Bus Powered, External power supply
    • Height: 1.9 cm/0.71 in.
    • Width: 8.3 cm/3.27 in.
    • Weight: 294 g
    • Length: 12.7 cm/5 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS 10.7 or later

    Windows

    • Windows 8, 7 and Vista
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040
    • UPC or EAN No.: 705487193503

    Warranty

    • 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Pittsburg

    106 of 123 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very fast little drive. I just wish G-Technology offered an SSD version!
  • Yes! I like this

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a super fast hard drive both thunderbolt and usb 3.0, I really recommend more than the Buffalo. Elegant design.

    • Written by from New York

    76 of 94 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Yes! I like this
  • Better than hoped for

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from CLARK

    46 of 54 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than hoped for
  • Very nice

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from St. Geours de maremne

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very nice
  • One of the best mobile HD I have ever used.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been using this drive for about three weeks now and I have had no problems. I needed a small but fast drive that used thund I have been using this drive for about three weeks now and I have had no problems. I needed a small but fast drive that used thunderbolt for data transfer. So far this drive has worked just great. It is extremely fast and reliable.

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    3 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? One of the best mobile HD I have ever used.
  • Terrible Product

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've purchased 3 of these and all have broken in a 1-2 year time frame. And I've not transported them around, either. They've sat I've purchased 3 of these and all have broken in a 1-2 year time frame. And I've not transported them around, either. They've sat on my desk. I would recommend purchasing a LaCie instead.

    • Written by from GLENSIDE

    19 of 35 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Terrible Product

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