The G-Technology G-DRIVE mini hard drive delivers the speed of USB 3.0 and FireWire connectivity, along with easy setup and high capacity. This get-up-and-go storage works with Time Machine backup and has an integrated heat-sink for super-silent operation and superior cooling. Plus, the durable 7200RPM drive is housed in a compact all-aluminum case.
- USB 3.0 and FireWire ports for outstanding performance
- 7200RPM for the ultimate on-the-go performance
- Bus-powered hub eliminates the need for a separate power connection
- Integrated heat-sink for near-silent operation and cooling for long life and data reliability
- Solid all-aluminum case makes for easy portability
- Large storage capacity handles documents, music, digital video, and photo files
- Ships complete with all cables
- Works with Time Machine, plug-and-play setup on Mac OS
- Mac OS X and Windows compatible
- Industry-leading three-year factory warranty
Did you notice?Built with an aluminum enclosure to ensure the best in reliability and durability.
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What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-DRIVE mini hard drive
- Two FireWire cables (800; 800 to 400)
- USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
- Protective carrying case
- Other Features: Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Firewire 800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 0.9 in./2.3 cm
- Width: 4.97 in./12.62 cm
- Weight: 1.14 lb./0.52 kg
- Length: 3.18 in./8.1
- Mac OS X v10.5 or later
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G02568
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487191202
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- Warranty: Three years
Ratings & Reviews
Great for the 18 months it worked
Bought this drive to store photos, not for travel. It sat on my desk.
This drive was great -- -- for the 18 months or so that Bought this drive to store photos, not for travel. It sat on my desk.
This drive was great -- -- for the 18 months or so that it worked. Then I plugged it in for an update and heard the dreaded grinding and clicking.
I was able to pull the photos off before it totally failed, so that's a plus. But a portable drive that wasn't ever tossed into a laptop bag should have lasted a lot longer than 18 months. …
- Written by Valerie D from San Diego
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I contacted G-Technology and they confirmed this is a serious problem with this drive if connected v I contacted G-Technology and they confirmed this is a serious problem with this drive if connected via Firewire as the current OS does power-down the drive, so it stays permanently on which is not something the drive was designed for. They recommend you unmount and switch off the unit daily. If so there are better and cheaper drives out there. …
- Answered by Jon G
- Sep 27, 2014
Will it work with a G4 OS10.5.8 powerPC
- Asked by John B
- Jul 11, 2014
No answers yet
Can the new 21” iMac’s USB power it?
- Asked by Chung-pui K
- Dec 18, 2012
Not a problem!
The new iMacs feature USB 3.0, which will provide more-than-enough power for the d Not a problem!
The new iMacs feature USB 3.0, which will provide more-than-enough power for the drive. Because the drive is bus-powered, you will not require an external power source!
- Answered by Teij S from Chilliwack
- Mar 23, 2013
Can you use this with iTunes?
- Asked by Tim R from Kew
- Apr 27, 2013
Tim, can you be more specific. What do you want to use with iTunes?
- Answered by Michael B from Fpo
- Apr 27, 2013
Told that you should not have Time Machine and your clone on the same physical disk-should be on different drives in case of a drive failure -thoughts
- Asked by Donald Z from Las Vegas
- Apr 6, 2013
That makes sense. What I do is, I put both on the same drive but I have duplicates, that is I have t That makes sense. What I do is, I put both on the same drive but I have duplicates, that is I have two drives which contain almost the same information: I rotate them, one day I back up to drive A, the next day to drive B.
I also, naturally, keep the drives in separate locations.
Hope this helps. …
- Answered by Wolfgang Z
- Jul 20, 2013
can i use iMacs thunderbolt port with this device with a firewire/thunderbolt adapter
- Asked by Stuart D from Rolling Hills Estates
- Mar 17, 2013
Yes, I have a daisy chain of several drives that are FireWire on the Thunderbolt to FireWire convert Yes, I have a daisy chain of several drives that are FireWire on the Thunderbolt to FireWire converter cable. I understand the drives need to be AC powered (plugged in). The Thunderbolt port can not power the Drives as I have them set up. But, it is very fast. You will enjoy the true Firewire 800 speed. …
- Answered by Mark C from Austin
- May 25, 2013