G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 hard drive is easy to set up and carry anywhere for storing your most important documents, MP3s, digital video, and photo files. Inside its sleekly thin special-edition aluminum case is a high-performance 5400 RPM hard drive with impressive USB 3.0 connectivity. It's also bus powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply.
Note: The G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive is not compatible with the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter.
- High-speed USB 3.0 connectivity
- Thin, beveled aluminum case makes for easy portability
- 1TB storage handles videos, photos, documents, and music
- Bus-powered design eliminates the need for a separate power connection
- Plug-and-play Mac OS setup and easily reformatted for Windows
- Time Machine compatible
Did you notice?Delivers speedy performance along with USB 3.0 connectivity.
Apple Recommends ForHandy, bus-powered storage for taking along your essential files wherever you go.
What's in the Box?
- G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB hard drive
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- Quick start guide
- Other Features: Time Machine compatible
- Connections: USB 3.0
- Height: 0.51 in./1.3 cm
- Width: 5.08 in./12.9 cm
- Weight: 6.24 oz./176.91 g
- Length: 3.23 in./8.2 cm
- Mac OS X v10.6 or later
- Windows 8/7/Vista
- Mfr. Part Number: 0G03234
- UPC or EAN No.: 705487194425
- 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-year limited
Ratings & Reviews
Such a great hard drive!
I sell a lot of hard drives and this by far is my favorite external hard drive. it works great as a backup hard drive. It's design I sell a lot of hard drives and this by far is my favorite external hard drive. it works great as a backup hard drive. It's design compliments Apple's beautiful computers very well.
I'm a Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and I've never seen a G-Tech hard drive fail.
Buy this hard drive and backup your data. …
- Written by Phil O from Albuquerque
734 of 753 people found this useful
Had it a month now and it's fast always worked and for the price well worth it also has password protection and it's very very sma Had it a month now and it's fast always worked and for the price well worth it also has password protection and it's very very small and sleek n sexy …
- Written by Michael G from Edmonton
398 of 428 people found this useful
It looks nice next to my Mac and it downloads really fast. I'm happy with it.
- Written by Santiago R from Arleta
305 of 335 people found this useful
Best external I've tried- lightweight, fast, not (too) expensive and has saved me not once, but twice in regards to transferring Best external I've tried- lightweight, fast, not (too) expensive and has saved me not once, but twice in regards to transferring all my information to a wiped hard drive. All I can say is, I hope I don't have to replace it anytime soon...but when I do...I'll be buying the exact same one. …
- Written by Emma C from Toronto
Works but connection is loose
I noticed in some earlier reviews comments about the USB connection to the drive not fitting tightly. But I have had good experie I noticed in some earlier reviews comments about the USB connection to the drive not fitting tightly. But I have had good experience with G-Tech so I purchased based on specs and price. I use it for my Time Machine backups on my laptop. So far it has worked properly. But the loose connection is something of a distraction and inconsistent with the high quality I have associated with G-Tech. So far so good, but if I were buying a similar drive again I might pick something different. …
- Written by John B W from Mill Valley
4 of 6 people found this useful
Own several, love them
I use these drives to store copies of my iTunes media - the 320 GB MacMini HD just isn't big enough. Whenever I run out of space a I use these drives to store copies of my iTunes media - the 320 GB MacMini HD just isn't big enough. Whenever I run out of space again I get another one of these and plug it into my powered 10-Port USB Hub. I have seen complaints about the cords, I haven't experienced this problem, but then I once I've connected the drive, I don't remove them. They do their job well and are priced nicely.
I also stream my media from this Mac through wired Apple TVs in the house - no hiccups, no problems. …
- Written by K A C from Minneapolis
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can this be used as just a drag and drop drive -- no automatic Time Machine style backing up?
- Asked by Casey L from New Orleans
- May 16, 2015
Absolutely. All portable hard drives can be used in this way.
- Answered by Charles N from Portland
- May 26, 2015
Can I use this for World of Warcraft? My MacBook Air just does not have the memory I need. I was hoping to load all my WoW game/expansions onto this.
- Asked by Douglas T from Port Angeles
- Jun 18, 2015
Is this drive compatible with the OS X Mavericks update? My WD hard drive no longer recognizes the data from my computer since the update.
- Asked by Traci W from Fishers
- Sep 22, 2014
This works with Mavericks - I have used it with it myself.
- Answered by Neel L
- Nov 5, 2014
I have a 2008 Map Book Pro 10.5.8 have Snow Leopard but it won't load not enough space. What can I do? Should I purchase a G-Tech 1TB G-DRIVE, 2TB?
- Asked by Donald P from Saint Clair Shores
- Mar 26, 2015
Compatible with MacBook Air OS X Yosemite 10.10.1?
- Asked by Kathleen H from Strong
- Feb 17, 2015
How to move iTunes, iPhoto & game files: can they be dragged from my iMac internal hard drive to this G-Tech 1TB G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive
- Asked by Louise T from Eustis
- Mar 11, 2015
Hi! For game files... I wouldn't know for sure (I'm not a gamer myself). However, for iTunes and iPh Hi! For game files... I wouldn't know for sure (I'm not a gamer myself). However, for iTunes and iPhoto, open a Finder Windows and go to y our home folder. In there, you will see two folders: Pictures and Music. Select both, and move them by pressing the command key while dragging them onto your new drive. Once the process is complete (should be fast; I've a 140GB iTunes library and a 320GB iPhoto library, and took under 10 mins), you must look for the libraries' new location by pressing the "option" key and clicking on the app's icon (either iPhoto or iTunes). A window will open which asks you to either "Open a New Library" or "Choose Library"; choose the latter and look for the library in your new drive: for iTunes, look in the Music Folder for the iTunes Folder; you should find the iTunes Library there (it's a file called iTunes Library.itl). For iPhoto, look into the Pictures Folder for a file called iPhoto Library; can't miss it. Hope this helps! …
- Answered by J.m. A from Guatemala
- Mar 14, 2015