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G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB 500GB 5400RPM Portable External Hard Drive 0G01664 (White)

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500GB
  • 500GB Hard Drive Storage Capacity
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Compact size, weighs less than 9 oz
  • Bus powered -no AC adapter required
  • Unique and stylish enclosure designed with the MacBook Pro user in mind
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Technical Details

Size: 500GB
  • Brand Name: G-Technology
  • Model: 0G01664
  • Hard Disk Size: 500.00 GB
  • Warranty: 3-Year Factory Warranty
  • Buffer Size: 8 MB
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Product Details

Size: 500GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003RIPMZU
  • Item model number: 0G01664
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 5, 2010

Product Description

Size: 500GB

From the Manufacturer

G-Technology manufactures the industry's most comprehensive line of external disk storage solutions designed for professional content creation applications. G-Technology's USB, FireWire, eSATA, mobile USB-SAS, and Fibre Channel systems support all levels of audio/video production. G-Technology's focus on technology, quality and design has resulted in disk storage solutions with unmatched performance, reliability and style.

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB
Designed specifically for the Macbook, with a matching white finish and USB connectivity

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB
All aluminum base provides heat dissipation-eliminating the need for a fan
Portable USB Drive for Apple MacBook

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB hard drives are the perfect compliment to your new Apple MacBook. Weighing in at less than 9 oz., the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB is the ultra-portable and stylish way to travel with up to 500GB of storage space for your important documents, MP3s, digital video and digital photo files. The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB is bus powered, eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. Portability was never so easy.

Rugged and Stylish Aluminum Enclosure

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB is built to last, featuring a solid, all-aluminum base and enclosure that especially complements the recent line of MacBooks. It's a rugged and dependable backup solution with a stylish and clean design.

Bus-Powered via USB

Use your high-speed USB 2.0 port to power the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB external drive--there's no need to carry an external AC power supply, making it even more portable and convenient.

Easy to Setup and Time Machine Ready

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB is formatted at the factory HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box. A simple initialization is all it takes to prepare the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB for use with Windows systems.

The Best Warranty and Support in the Business

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty. See the included warranty card for details.

What's in the Box

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB Storage Unit, 0.6 Meter USB 2.0 Cable (white), and a 3-year factory warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Interface: 1x USB 2.0
  • Disk Drive Type: G-Technology SATA
  • RPM: 5400
  • Cache: 8MB cache
  • System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.3.x or higher or Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Which G-Technology External Storage Product is Right For You?

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G-SAFE G-DRIVE G-RAID G-DRIVE mini G-DRIVE mobile G-DRIVE mobile USB G-DRIVE slim USB
Designed For General Storage / Backup Video / Audio Editing Video / Audio Editing General Storage / Backup General Storage / Backup General Storage / Backup General Storage / Backup
Interfaces USB 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FW 400 -- Yes Yes Yes Yes -- --
FW 800 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -- --
eSATA Yes Yes Yes -- -- -- --
RAID Configurable Yes -- -- -- -- -- --

Product Description

Portable USB Drive for Apple MacBook G-DRIVE mobile USB hard drives are the perfect compliment to your new Apple MacBook. Weighing in at less than 9 oz., G-DRIVE mobile USB is the ultra-portable and stylish way to travel with up to 500GB of storage space for your important documents, MP3s, digital video and digital photo files. G-DRIVE mobile USB is bus powered, eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. Portability was never so easy! Easy to Setup -Time Machine ready! G-DRIVE mobile USB is formatted at the factory HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box! A simple initialization is all it takes to prepare G-DRIVE mobile USB for use with Windows systems! The Best Warranty & Support in the Business G-Tech's 3-Year WarrantyG-DRIVE mobile USB is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty.

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It is a very good product and easy to use.
Godwin Mindra
It was very easy to use with my MacBook Pro, and it works perfectly with "Time Machine."
allison2554766
I'd buy another one of these in a heartbeat.
Eric Prescott

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Tim E Robertson VINE VOICE on May 11, 2010
Size Name: 500GB
White MacBooks are great computers for low cost. They have almost everything their silver Pro siblings have, with the major exception of a FireWire port. All external devices must use USB with a white MacBook or MacBook Air.

USB external hard drives do not have the speed to match the rapid data transfer and copy rates of FireWire 800. G-Technology's G-Drive Mobile USB, with its attractive all-white case and cable combination, was designed and created to optimize performance with MacBooks. (Reminder: this drive works perfectly well with every Mac!)

The first item on the external drive menu for all Macintosh owners is creating a Time Machine backup. Most people set it and forget it, which is fine. After you eject the USB bus-powered G-Drive Mobile from a Mac, you can tuck it and its cable into your gadget bag, pack, or purse, and reconnect it later at the same location or different destination. No AC electric connection is required.

Time Machine allows you to archive other files and folders on an external drive, that are unrelated to the automatic backup content. Most people use a USB flash drive for this purpose, but be aware the former is possible.

In a series of comparative speed tests, the 5400RPM G-Drive Mobile USB with its 8MB cache was the fastest external USB drive. If you are accustomed to moving large quantities of data via FireWire, you can expect roughly a 25 percent longer duration with this USB unit.

Other companies sell bus-powered USB external drives for lower prices than this product. You get what you pay for. G-Technology is a top-tier professional external drive manufacturer. Its FireWire, SATA, and RAID drives are standard equipment in the audio and film industries, and at Apple retail stores.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By K. Hayes on June 25, 2011
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
I have a 250 GB hard drive on my MacBook Pro, which so far has been more than enough space for my needs since I back up most of my documents using Dropbox. My biggest concern, however, has always been my music and photo libraries, which are each quite extensive. I came very close to losing both due to a failed PC. For someone who has worked in the technology industry for many years, I never took my own advice and backed up. Go figure.

This is the first external hard drive I've ever owned. I've had it for almost 2 months now - so far, so good. I love that it's very quiet, lightweight and unobtrusive on my desk or anywhere else I place it. The design is also in keeping with the sleek, simplistic designs of most Apple products.

The thing I love the most of all, however, was the easy setup. There really is no setup if using with a Mac, as it is already pre-formatted. If you're looking for true "plug and play" you've found it. Simply plug the included USB cable into one end of the drive and the other in the Mac. You will get an immediate prompt asking if you want to set up Time Machine to back up with the drive. Once you choose your options, that's it. The G-Drive works quietly in the background from that point on.

Those with larger drives to back up might consider something with a Firewire option for faster speeds, but for most consumer needs, this USB powered drive will be quite sufficient.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Billy Bumba on September 27, 2010
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
I have a 320GB iMac (about 3 years old). This external hard drive is perfect! Plugged it in, turned on Time Machine and done. My thousands of photos, songs... everything is now safe and sound. Best of all backup is completely automatic!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David A. Horn on June 19, 2011
Size Name: 500GB
Love this drive.... so I bought another for my MacBook Air. there is one down fall to this drive, the white coating chips off and shows the shiny metal case underneath, still it looks good just don't pack it with anything sharp or the usb cable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Eddins on November 5, 2010
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
I have had a 320GB G-Drive for about three years now. Other than the fact that it sounds like a small plane taking off when it cranks up, it's been great with really no problems whatsoever. When I decided it was time to upgrade to a larger and more mobile drive for my new MacBook Air, I naturally gravitated towards the G-Drive. This drive is all it's advertised to be - small, super quiet, fast, USB-powered and sturdy - all making for a very mobile product. I'm extremely happy with this purchase as a perfect complement to my MBA.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By allison2554766 on July 30, 2011
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
I purchased this hard drive after a LOT of research and price comparisons. I paid about $80 for 500gb of storage and of course I got free shipping from Amazon. It was very easy to use with my MacBook Pro, and it works perfectly with "Time Machine." I like that it is powered by the USB connection, I prefer not to have to crawl under my desk to plug it in when I want to use it and it isn't something that I want to keep plugged in all of the time.

There is a similar drive with firewire but the extra cost was not worth it to me, this one works fast enough for my needs.

For the price, you can certainly get a larger capacity hard drive but you will also get a bigger hard drive. This one is a little bigger than my iphone. I don't know if I'll ever carry it around with me but I like to have the option.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Okuda on October 20, 2011
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
I have a Mac powerbook G4 laptop running OSX 10.4.11 and have finally filled up the hard drive, so it was time to backup all the files and photo's which take up a lot of space. I found that an external hard drive without a power source did not have enough juice to start up on this laptop, so this G Drive was a good option. No problems what so ever. Just plug it in, turn it on, and the external icon pops right up on your desk top and you are ready to download. It is Mac formatted and Time Machine ready. There are plenty of cables that are supplied, firewire 800, firewire 800 to 400, eSATA, and USB 2.0. I used the firewire 800 to 400 cable since this mac is old and does not have an 800 port, and it was plenty fast enough and has a high performance 7200 rpm Hitachi drive. The all aluminum case really looks nice compared to the plastic shells that I have seen. I purchased this for a little over 200.00 and the 1 TB was only 40.00 less, so opted for the 2 TB. Unfortunately I do not have any negatives to report about this product unless you consider the cost, but it should take me a very long time to fill up 2 TB!
I like to use Amazon because they take care of you when you have to return items like I did for the first external which did not have a power source. They supplied the return label and I sent it back with no hassles. The reviews are also very helpful, especially the negative ones, so you can determine if it is right for you!
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