• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Sarasota

    I've had this drive as my Time Machine back-up drive for my Macbook Air since last summer. It's very fast, I've had no problems at all. It worked perfectly so far. If you're going to get a USB 3 external drive, I strongly suggest this one.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressed with the incredible speed

    • Written by from Singapore

    I was tossing between a 2 TB drive with Thunderbolt cable + USB 3.0 options and one just with USB 3.0 but 7200 RPM. I decided on the G-Technology drive but had to settle with 1 TB space. I bought another 2 TB USB drive 5400 RPM earlier from another manufacturer but was annoyed with the time taken for backing up my Mac Pro data.

    With this 1 TB G-Tech 7200 RPM drive, I was able to do my first Mac clone of 220 GB in about 1 hour 45 minutes time!. As I write this review an update of the existing clone of 60GB was done in 20 minutes!

    Not much of noise or heat generated in the process for the impressive speeds. I am giving it 4 stars just because I was unable to get the 2TB option with 7200 RPM.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thin and fast, so far so good.

    • Written by from Boston

    I've only had the drive a short time, but have used many other G-Technology products and other external hard drives. This seems one of the nicest, smallest, fastest portable drives I've used. Read and Write speeds top out at about 120MB/sec on my Retina MBP 13", somewhat faster than my 1+ year-old G-Drive EV 1TB 7200.

    G-Tech's warranty is 3 years, and I've had to use it once. I sent back for repair a G-SAFE (no longer made) enclosure for a defective cooling fan. They fixed it with reasonable speed, and I still use it as a long term backup at work, it's 6 years old now.

    I hope the Mobile drive holds up well, but being portable it's subject to a lot more vibration and shocks in my travel bag, so I don't expect it to last forever. Right now I'm using it as a Time Machine backup and it's very good at that.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by from Malmesbury

    I have had great results from this drive, 110mb/s read 100 write on a MBPr 2013. Considering I was getting 35 mb/s on my internal 5400rpm drive on my old MBP this seems like a great step forward. Sure - a thunderbolt is faster still, but balance cost over performance for this year and it makes a great companion for any SSD macbook. I use this for all files, photos and music, keep my Macbook for apps only and a few files which I currently work on, and back up both this and my mac on 1 desktop G-drive (thundebolt to firewire 800). So if this does break I can restore it off time machine.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless one

    • Written by from New York

    I bought it, and transfered all my pictures into G-Tech 1TB G-drive. But whenever I open the folders, it takes like forever to show things in the folder. it's the useless drive i've ever had. DONT BUY THIS ONE!

    13 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from San Ramon

    Been using this thing for months now - no issues and runs flawlessly! Definitely recommend G-Tech to anyone!

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken in less than 3 months

    • Written by from New York

    Purchased this drive less than three months ago, the USB connection snapped off inside the drive and the data can no longer be accessed. Now have an expensive paperweight full of my lost data.

    88 of 126 people found this useful