The G-DRIVE Slim is the ideal travel companion for your MacBook. It lets you hit the road with plenty of disk drive storage space for all your documents, songs, photos and videos. Easy to use, just plug it into your MacBook. It’s also Time Machine-ready with all its power needs supplied via the single high-speed USB 3.0 cable – no additional power cable required.
- Slim and portable external hard drive for your Mac
- Lightweight, compact aluminium enclosure
- Formatted for Mac and Time Machine-ready
- Bus powered via high-speed USB 3.0
- Three year warranty
Did you notice?The USB 3.0 connection is used to transfer data and power the drive, so you don’t need an extra power cable
Apple Recommends ForFitting all your files, documents, songs and films into your pocket.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-DRIVE Slim USB 3.0 Hard Drive
- USB 3.0 cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Connections: USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 10 mm/0.39 in.
- Width: 82 mm/3.23 in.
- Weight: 148 g
- Length: 128.5 mm/5.06 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later
- Windows XP/Vista/7
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G02364
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487190823
- Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- Warranty: Three years
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Can you use the G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE Slim USB 3.0 Hard Drive for an I pod ?
- Asked by Stuart L
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Yes you can clone your Mac to this drive with the proper software. FIrst you need to make sure that Yes you can clone your Mac to this drive with the proper software. FIrst you need to make sure that the 500 gig external hard drive is big enough to transfer all of your data from your Mac. If so, you have several options.
You can use Time Machine that is included in OS 10.5, but unfortunately this is not going to clone your Mac hard drive to the new external hard drive. It saves most of your data, but it will not make a bootable drive out of the external hard drive. If you want an exact copy of the Mac hard drive, you can use SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner. I have used SuperDuper! for several years and coincidentally I had to use it last weekend when my MacBook Pro hard drive corrupted. You can run your Mac off of the external drive and restore your data back to the original drive in your Mac computer. There are free versions to try, and SuperDuper has a paid version with extra features. Carbon Copy Cloner does the same thing but costs a bit more. If you're interested in either of these programs, you can do a search and you can download these programs from one of the usual download sites. …
- Answered by William W from Hesperus
Which portable hard drives will work with OS X 10.8.1. I like to keep a back up on my bank box.
- Asked by Richard S from Birmingham
Any drive you format as HFS should work with your Mac, provided you have the ports the drive needs ( Any drive you format as HFS should work with your Mac, provided you have the ports the drive needs (i.e. if you buy a drive with only Firewire 800 ports, you will need a Firewire 800 port on your Mac). If you have a recent (2012) Mac, then your best bet is probably to buy a USB 3.0 hard drive …
- Answered by Paul G
Hi, I have about 6,000 pictures. Would you say this is big enough? Thanks
- Asked by Ella W
500GB would hold 6000 pictures that are about 83MB each. Let's round down to 80MB for good measure. 500GB would hold 6000 pictures that are about 83MB each. Let's round down to 80MB for good measure. It is likely that you pictures take up fewer than that many bytes, so I'd say yes.
Other info: My largest hi-res 4160x2400 image in hi-quality jpeg is about 3.5MB. Smaller, 2560x1440 hi-quality jpgs are all under 3MB.
If you store camera 'raw' files which take up the most space, you'd still be within range with an 80MB budget per image. …
- Answered by Gyorgy F from Glenn Dale
I have an old mac book (before pro) can I use this item with it?
- Asked by Gerald C
yes,it surpport both usb 2.0 and 3.0. the macbook has usb 2.0, it should work just fine
- Answered by Yijing G
Yes, any computer with a USB port, windows mac, you name it :)
- Answered by A C