The G-Tech G-DRIVE slim hard drive stores and backs up your prized digital content in a smart, simple way. Its slender, lightweight aluminum case packs plenty of storage for photos, videos, music, and more. And it's ready to work with your Mac right out of the box.
- USB 3.0 for faster performance
- Capacity to store your photos, videos, music, and more
- Lightweight aluminum case
- Mac-optimized performance-to-go in an ultra-slim profile
- Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
- Save files quickly with a bus powered by a high-speed USB 3.0 port
- Three-year factory warranty
Did you notice?The solid aluminum case delivers the best in cooling and reliability.
Apple Recommends ForA sleek, stylish way to back up all the content on your Mac wherever you go.
What's in the Box?
- G-Tech G-DRIVE USB 3.0 Slim Portable Hard Drive
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Connections: USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 0.39 in./1 cm
- Width: 3.23 in./8.2 cm
- Weight: 5.28 oz./149.69 g
- Length: 5.06 in./12.85 cm
- OS X 10.5 or later
- Windows XP/Vista/7
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G02364
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487190809
- 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.
- Warranty: Three years
Ratings & Reviews
Bought this product and for the majority of the time i loved it! design looks great and sat nicely beside my macbook air. After so Bought this product and for the majority of the time i loved it! design looks great and sat nicely beside my macbook air. After some solid use of transferring movies back a forth from the macbook air to this device, it suddenly stopped working. I met with an apple genius who told me that the software had been over run? He advised me to try and restore the hard drive, and if i was unable to do that to contact G-Drive. I had no such luck on restoring the drive.
Really wish this worked better, hope it doesn't happen to you.
I will no longer be using a G-Drive products for my hard drives. …
- Written by james robert M from JACKSONS POINT
163 of 186 people found this useful
Failure as Backup System
Bought this about 6 mos ago. It failed after 3 months. Sent it back in for repairs. It failed again within 1 mo. Will never bu Bought this about 6 mos ago. It failed after 3 months. Sent it back in for repairs. It failed again within 1 mo. Will never buy their products again. …
- Written by Rommell B from Long Beach
127 of 140 people found this useful
I love this hard drive. I have the 128GB Macbook Air and I store all of my movies on this drive since they don't fit in the Air. I I love this hard drive. I have the 128GB Macbook Air and I store all of my movies on this drive since they don't fit in the Air. I take it with me everywhere, it's much smaller and thinner than it looks in the photos. I've never had any drive issues with it at all- highly recommend it. I wish I had gotten the 1TB, but that was my bad not G-techs at all. …
- Written by Brett M from Austin
95 of 107 people found this useful
Great Little Drive
Took a chance on this drive, was skeptical due to it's price. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. I run Cubase on my 15" Re Took a chance on this drive, was skeptical due to it's price. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. I run Cubase on my 15" Retina MacBook pro, and this drive hosts most of my sample libraries. The other cool think is its size...hard to believe it's a 7200! …
- Written by Jeremy S from Calgary
0 of 1 people found this useful
Unreliable - doesn't work
Have probably backed up my Mac to this device 7 times in total over several months - sits on desk and doesn't move. Now it's unre Have probably backed up my Mac to this device 7 times in total over several months - sits on desk and doesn't move. Now it's unreadable and completely useless. DO NOT BUY. …
- Written by Emily R from Winnetka
2 of 2 people found this useful
You might lose everything.
Using Time Machine when I updated to Mavericks the external hard drive wasn't recognized. Completely lost everything that had been Using Time Machine when I updated to Mavericks the external hard drive wasn't recognized. Completely lost everything that had been backed up. Being very diligent in backing up every day as you can imagine this was very disappointing. So I'll go spend a little more money and see if my next external hard drive will hold up. …
- Written by Jack M from Conway
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you use the G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE Slim USB 3.0 Hard Drive for an I pod ?
- Asked by Stuart L
- Jul 5, 2013
No, it's not a wireless drive. The drive connects to a computer (like a MacBook) that has a USB port No, it's not a wireless drive. The drive connects to a computer (like a MacBook) that has a USB port and uses a cable to do so. iPods do not have USB ports. …
- Answered by Karl N from Crystal
- Jan 20, 2014
Can you "clone" your mac onto this hard drive?
- Asked by Kim B
- Oct 25, 2012
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
- Oct 30, 2012
Hi, I have about 6,000 pictures. Would you say this is big enough? Thanks
- Asked by Ella W
- Jan 2, 2013
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
- Jul 7, 2013
I have an old mac book (before pro) can I use this item with it?
- Asked by Gerald C
- Feb 21, 2013
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
- Mar 18, 2013
Can this drive work with iMac?
- Asked by Bhadresh P from Freeport
- Dec 2, 2012
Yes, any computer with a USB port, windows mac, you name it :)
- Answered by A C
- Jan 1, 2013