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
153 of 173 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
120 of 131 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
91 of 99 people found this useful
Total waste of money
Only used it a few times to back up files. It did nothing but sit in my desk drawer between uses (when it moved up to the desk su Only used it a few times to back up files. It did nothing but sit in my desk drawer between uses (when it moved up to the desk surface) and in under a year it just stopped working. I plugged it in, and nothing showed up. I see a number of other people have had the exact same problem. Avoid this drive like the plague. …
- Written by Archie E from Market Harborough
Love this lightweight, compact G-DRIVE!
For me, the best thing about this little stylish drive is that it adds nearly no weight to my briefcase - but serves an incredibly For me, the best thing about this little stylish drive is that it adds nearly no weight to my briefcase - but serves an incredibly key function of backing up all my photos, music and work documents. After recently losing a bunch of files following my laptop hard drive crashing, I am finally a backup convert. It also runs very cool, which I understand helps prevent hard drive crashes, and it matches my MacBook Pro. I highly recommend the G-DRIVE slim if you're looking for a compact backup solution. …
- Written by Sandra K
1 of 1 people found this useful
Loving this drive!
G-Tech is one of my go to brands for storage. This drive does not disappoint! It's sleek and lightweight. As a video producer and G-Tech is one of my go to brands for storage. This drive does not disappoint! It's sleek and lightweight. As a video producer and editor there is nothing more valuable than reliable storage. I use this one to hold dailies or project samples and I can because of the amount of space it provides. Their small enough that I carry a few of them in my bag and keep my projects separate. I can never have enough storage. …
- Written by Celso D from San Francisco
1 of 1 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 answers yet
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
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
- Sep 23, 2012
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
- Oct 2, 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
Yes, any computer with a USB port, windows mac, you name it :)
- Answered by A C
- Jan 1, 2013