The G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt and 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.
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.
- 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 ForBacking 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
- 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.
- OS 10.7 or later
- Windows 8, 7 and Vista
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03040
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487193503
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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
67 of 81 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
50 of 64 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
18 of 23 people found this useful
Meets My Requirements
I use this external drive to clone my MBA 2013. It has a small footprint, comes with a TB and USB 3 cables. The portability makes I use this external drive to clone my MBA 2013. It has a small footprint, comes with a TB and USB 3 cables. The portability makes it a good match for MBP and MBA. …
- Written by Dale K from Petawawa
Better Back it Up!!! NOT GOOD!!!!
Bought it in December, in March - IT JUST STOPPED WORKING. Took it apart (could care less about the warranty I wanted my informat Bought it in December, in March - IT JUST STOPPED WORKING. Took it apart (could care less about the warranty I wanted my information) and could not get the drive to work with any connection. Had backed it up three months before, but still it is only four months old. My next stop is a profession service taking it apart in a clean room and seeing what they can get. The internal drive was a no-name drive the first tech never heard of. DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK!!!! …
- Written by Julius G from Simi Valley
7 of 11 people found this useful
Just bought this drive a couple of days ago. So far so good. Performance is great. I have windows 8.1 running on it for my mac and Just bought this drive a couple of days ago. So far so good. Performance is great. I have windows 8.1 running on it for my mac and it's fantastic. Just wish there was an SSD version. Only thing is that it gets pretty warm when in use. I was actually surprised by how hot it got. I have a couple of other portable USB 3.0 drives and they run drastically cooler. Other than that, its great. Super nice. Looks good next to my 13 inch retina pro. …
- Written by Juan M from Lethbridge
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What type of thunderbolt is it? 2.0
- Asked by Ivy W from Bonita Springs
- Jan 29, 2014
No, just Thunderbolt 1. The transfer speeds don't even reach USB 3 speeds (half of Thunderbolt 1) so No, just Thunderbolt 1. The transfer speeds don't even reach USB 3 speeds (half of Thunderbolt 1) so having Thunderbolt 2 would be pointless. …
- Answered by Andrew T from Sydney
- Feb 6, 2014
can it be used as a boot drive
- Asked by Dale K from Petawawa
- Feb 27, 2014
Yes, you can configure any external or internal drive to boot from a mac. On a PC, it depends on yo Yes, you can configure any external or internal drive to boot from a mac. On a PC, it depends on your bios and it's settings. …
- Answered by Russell K from Severn
- Mar 13, 2014
Does it work with ipad air? Can I back up my photo album? Tks
- Asked by Graziano I from Trieste
- Mar 4, 2014
No, unfortunately this product can not be used with your iPad. I would recommend that you look at th No, unfortunately this product can not be used with your iPad. I would recommend that you look at the G-CONNECT from G-Technology, it's a wireless storage device specifically designed to be used with iPad & iPhone. you can find out about it on G-Technology's website. Although, to my knowledge, its not sold on the Apple online store. …
- Answered by Elliot B
- Mar 16, 2014
can I use thnderbolt to Firewire cable on this drive to move data to a firewire device.
- Asked by Kenneth D from Saint Charles
- Jan 15, 2014