• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was good while it lasted (which wasn't long)

    • Written by from Frankfort

    I got this drive in January of 2014 for use with Time Machine. For about a year everything was fine and I was pretty happy with it. Almost exactly a year after being put in service the drive started demonstrating random errors. I saved the data to another drive, reformatted and copied the data back. Things were good for another 2 or 3 months and then the drive started flaking out again. Diagnostics indicated multiple problems. I returned the drive under warranty and received a refurbished unit as a replacement. The replacement started showing errors within 3 days of being put into service. I cannot recommend this drive to anyone and regret having acquired it in the first place.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product - Multiple Catastrophic Failures

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Bought this drive because I needed a "professional" grade storage drive for my studio. A few months later, I come in to work and the drive is unmountable. Lost 9 months worth of session archives! Was eventually able to reformat the drive and everything seemed to be resolved. Walked into the studio today to find an error message on my screen. YUP both partitions are no longer mountable and I have yet again lost all the data on this drive. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As Bad as Some Have Said

    • Written by from Bothell

    I bought this drive because I did not have a lot of options given the age of my computer and the need for a Firewire 400 connection. This drive was noisy, which I could live with, but it just broke after 4 months of light use. I started getting "I/O Error" messages, and the Time Capsule could no longer write to the drive. I was unable to repair the errors with Disk Utility, so back to the manufacturer it goes. Be aware that the manufacturer is very, VERY specific packaging guidelines for returning their garbage back to them. I'll never buy anything else from this company.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    died after 2 years

    • Written by from Oakland

    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.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this drive!

    • Written by from Simi Valley

    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!!

    134 of 197 people found this useful