G-Technology G-Drive (1TB) reviews

4 customer reviews

This external hard drive is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
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Customer reviews of G-Technology G-Drive (1TB)

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Julian, London IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Small fast does what it says on the tin
Bad points:
no thunderbolt
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2011

John, London Film industry proffessional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Film industry standard drives. The drive actually uses the full bandwidth of their connection types (eg. On a recent job I got the Firewire 800 port to maintain a sustained transfer rate for large multi GB video files of about 60-80MB/s and about 80+MB/s for Esata - spiking over 100MB/s). So these are about the best I could get for my job. Except of course for the G-Raid versions....but their price is a fair bit higher. These G-drives were suprisingly cheap given the issues over in Asia just now.
Bad points:
I guess I could say their weight and bulk, but actually those are both quite reassuring.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2012

Ralph, Ferndown Casual computer user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
It's Silver and matches my Mac :-)
It had the capacity I wanted and the Interface ports I also wanted (Firewire 800 mainly) as my new Mac does not have Firewire 400 and I wanted a Bootable external Drive - for which Firewire offers a simpler solution.
Bad points:
Although Hitachi are a well known Brand I know them less regarding Hard Drives.

Overall rating 5.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Nov 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quiet reliable operation. Tidy appearance.
Bad points:
Footprint higher than some other drives as it is not suited for edge mount.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Cache (MB) 64
Interface SATA
Speed RPM 7200

Also known as: G-Technology G-Drive Q


Manufacturer's Description

Professional External Hard Drive
G-DRIVE high-speed interface external storage systems offer the ultimate in flexibility by providing 3Gbit eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via included cable) and USB2.0 ports.
G-DRIVE is the perfect high-performance solution for storage intensive applications including audio/video editing, digital photography, MP3 libraries and high-speed data backup.

The system features a fan-less cooling system and the latest technology in external hard drives for Macs and PCs: 7200 RPM SATA II hard drives with up to 3TB in storage capacity and up to 64MB of cache. G-DRIVE supports professional music production tools including Pro Tools, Logic Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, and many more.

Easy to Setup – Time Machine ready!
G-DRIVE comes preformatted HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box! A simple initialization is all it takes to prepare G-DRIVE for use with Windows® systems!*

The Best Warranty & Support in the Business
G-DRIVE is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications.

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