OverviewEasy to set up and carry anywhere, G-Tech's G-DRIVE mobile USB hard drive is ideal for storing your most important documents, MP3s, digital video, and photo files. And it's bus powered, so when you're out and about you don’t need to add an external AC power supply to your MacBook case.
- USB 3.0 for impressive performance
- Solid aluminum case and thin profile for easy portability
- Plenty of storage for documents, music, digital video, and photo files
- Bus-powered hub eliminates the need for a separate power connection
- Time Machine-ready, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
- Three-year factory warranty
Did you notice?The solid aluminum case delivers serious durability.
Apple Recommends ForA great looking and reliable hard drive that lets you back up your Mac wherever you go.
What's in the Box?
- G-Tech G-DRIVE USB 3.0 mobile hard drive
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Connections : USB 3.0
- Height : 0.51 in./1.3 cm
- Width : 3.23 in./8.2 cm
- Weight : 5.76 oz./163.29 g
- OS X 10.3 or later
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
- Mfr. Part Number : 0G02431
- UPC or EAN No. : 705487190762
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- Warranty : Three years
Ratings & Reviews
Can't fault it...
Can't fault it... Its much thiner than some of the others I've tried. It also is much faster than a USB2 alternative... about 120M B/sec on a Mac Pro Retina, which is perfect for backups and the odd large file...
The price is very reasonable too. …
- Written by Dominic G from FARNHAM
150 of 161 people found this useful
This is The Best
I got this external hard drive and it is so slim and fast!!!!!
- Written by Richard C from Santa Ana
127 of 156 people found this useful
Very fast and doesn't false advertise
Faster than my Western Digital passport USB 3.0. Also, this is the first hard drive I've ever owned that actually has the capacity it says. (999.4 GB storage.) …
- Written by Jacob C from Coos Bay
39 of 44 people found this useful
Bus-powered G-Drives are all alike, and that's not good
I've had several bus-powered G-Drives, and I was hoping that this one would be an exception. No dice. Other reviewers have comment ed about poor performance, disk crashes, etc. Luckily, I haven't (yet) had that problem. The chronic issue with these bus-powered drives is "bootability". That is, when you start up your Mac, you can never really know if the drive will be recognized. This in turn, requires you to try all sorts of tactics, e.g., shutting down, disconnecting the drive, starting up, then re-connecting the drive, etc. Utterly unreliable. I simply cannot believe that G-Tech won't (or can't) resolve this persistent issue. I have several other portable bus-powered drives, ioSafe for example, and I've never had this annoying issue with them, only G-Drives. Caveat emptor. …
- Written by Rod D from SALT LAKE CITY
7 of 7 people found this useful
Had this drive for few weeks and seems to be working well. I've tried 3 other third party drives and had problems with mounting a fter reboot but this one seems to work well with Time Machine …
- Written by Ed S from Dunrobin
5 of 8 people found this useful
It comes with about 990G of storage, which is fantastic compared to some other HDDs I have had. The design is also very slim and good looking.
The actual only complaint I have is that the aluminum is not as smooth and I had imagined. It is not really nice to feel and I warn you to not put your nails on it! Worse than nails on a chalkboard for me. Obvious this is mundane, but it meant something to me.
I would recommend this to a friend. …
- Written by Magnus P from Northvale
10 of 14 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Sandra K from Columbus
- May 7, 2013
- Asked by Patricia D from Dundalk
- Oct 4, 2012
Works great on mine
- Answered by Edward J from Hixson
- Oct 5, 2012
Yes, if you create a separate Windows partition using OSX Disk Utility and format that partition in a Windows friendly format (FAT32/NTFS), etc. …
- Answered by Donald S from Newport Beach
- Dec 16, 2012
- Asked by Phyllis H from Los Angeles
- Oct 26, 2012