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G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile 500 GB Portable External Hard Drive (0G01667)


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500 GB
  • 500GB Hard Drive Storage Capacity
  • USB 2.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 Interfaces
  • Compact size, weighs less than 9 oz
  • Bus powered -no AC adapter required
  • Unique and stylish enclosure designed with the MacBook user in mind
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Technical Details

Size: 500 GB
  • Brand Name: G-Technology
  • Model: 0G01667
  • Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
  • Warranty: 3-Year Factory Warranty
  • Hard Disk Description: Portable
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Product Details

Size: 500 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003K4RVZU
  • Item model number: 0G01667
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2010

Product Description

Size: 500 GB

Product Description

Portable FireWire Drive for Apple MacBook ProG-DRIVE mobile hard drives are the perfect compliment to your new Apple MacBook Pro. Weighing in at less than 9 oz., G-DRIVE mobile 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 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 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 for use with Windows systems!The Best Warranty & Support in the Business G-Tech's 3-Year WarrantyG-DRIVE mobile is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Weighing in at less than 9 ounces, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile hard drives are the perfect companion to your new Apple MacBook Pro. Lightweight, stylish and featuring high-speed FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile is the perfect storage companion. The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile is bus-powered through the USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 ports so carrying around a power adapter is not necessary. With up to 500GB of G-Technology disk drive storage space for your important documents, MP3s, digital video, and digital photo files, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile is perfect for carrying all your digital content. The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile also features an all-aluminum base for ruggedness and heat dissipation without the need of a noisy fan.

G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile
The perfect lightweight and stylish companion to the Apple MacBook Pro

G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile
Featuring connectivity for high-speed FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
Portable USB/FireWire External Hard Drive Designed for the Apple MacBook

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile hard drives are the perfect hard drive for someone on the go. The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile fits in your pocket and looks cool. Travel around with up to 500GB of G-Technology disk drive storage space--ideal for important documents, MP3s, and digital photo files. The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile is formatted for your Mac and Time Machine Ready, making it an easy plug-and-play storage device. Built for those on the move, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile is made with a light-weight aluminum enclosure. Portability has never looked so good.

G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile
All-aluminum enclosure
Bus-Powered via USB

Use your high-speed USB 2.0 port to power the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile external drive--there's no need to carry an external AC power supply, making it even more portable and convenient. Two FireWire 800 ports are also available for blazing fast data transfer.

Rugged and Stylish Aluminum Enclosure

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

Easy to Setup and Time Machine Ready

The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile is formatted at the factory HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box. It's completely plug-and-play with Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) or newer.

The Best Warranty and Support in the Business

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

What's in the Box

G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile external hard drive, USB 2.0 cable, FireWire 800 cable, Quick Start Guide, and 3-year factory warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Interface: USB 2.0; 2 x FireWire 800
  • Connector: USB 2.0 cable
  • Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec
  • Power: USB bus-powered
  • Drive Type: SATA
  • Drive Speed: 5400RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • System Requirements: Computer system running with Mac OS 10.3 or newer and an available USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 port (Windows-compatible with reformatting)

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

G-Technology G-SAFE G-Technology G-DRIVE G-Technology G-RAID G-Technology G-DRIVE mini G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB G-Technology G-DRIVE slim USB
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 -- -- -- -- -- --

Customer Reviews

Very sturdy and works great!
Ted J. Gianopulos
It just stopped mounting on my macbook (or any other computer) and was not recognized at all.
Jennifer Culbertson
It will work with any computer that has USB or Firewire.
Gary Van Hove

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By little pixi on April 25, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
perfect compact drive. light, tiny, fast, quiet, easy set up, backed up 180 gb of data on macbook pro in around 1.5 hrs using the usb2 connection, all whilst using avid media composer and another 2 tb external media drive ..... quite a bit going on simultaneously. comes with fw 400 & 800 options too. bus powered, great price, flawless integration with mac time machine. if you get this drive, definitely definitely buy the case logic 5.5 x 3.7 x 1.2 protective case for 10 bucks.... like it was built to hold this little beauty. i rarely write reviews but i thought this may help to ease the decision making pressure. overall an absolutely brilliant product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Omar Mrva on November 25, 2011
Size Name: 750 GB Verified Purchase
I've been using G-Tech Drives for the last 6 years, and this is the first drive I've brought since buying my first one as a replacement to my G-Drive mini.
6 years of day to day use and only now am I buying a replacement drive which is a testament to G-Tech's amazing performance and durability. You are
buying into a reliable brand. The G-Drive mobile is easy to set up: just plug it in and get to work. Go out and get one and see the difference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By As on January 30, 2012
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I have 2 of these G-Drive Mobile 500 GB portable hard drives. The first, purchased in January, 2011, works just fine. Very quiet and fast. The second one, purchased in August, 2011, started making a whirring and clicking noise and wouldn't mount on my desktop. I tried using the Mac's Disk Utility repair process, Disk Warrior and TechTool Pro to no avail. I contacted customer service today and the person I spoke with walked me through the process of getting an RMA number so I can ship it back for a replacement. He was very pleasant to deal with and assured me that my drive is under warranty so I'll get a replacement.

While I'm disappointed that the drive failed, I am very happy with the customer support at Hitachi/G-Tech. I would definitely buy another of their hard drives.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By arta on July 19, 2011
Size Name: 750 GB Verified Purchase
love the drive but it does run hot when it was on top of another drive. Runs cooler when by itself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas A. McCarty on June 14, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Simply the best solution for my 27" iMac. Works so good. Just plug and play, no power brick, no problems what so ever
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L Taylor on March 29, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I'm using the Firewire port on my MacBook Pro. I purchased the drive for storage of my regular photos and my PhotoShop creations. The data transfers have been smooth so far I hope that it continues. No problem with heat or noise from the unit. It came with 3 cables, two firewire, one USB. I'm happy with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gzarate on January 5, 2012
Size Name: 500 GB
Well, I haven't given it the test of time just yet since I just got it a day ago. But so far it has worked as advertised. Right out of the box pretty much ready to go. One thing, G-tech advertises this drive as ready to plug n play right out of the box. They claim "just plug it in and your good to go". This wasn't quite the case for me. Not sure if this is a comp setting I have or a G-tech issue but I had to go to disk utility and mount it from there in order for my mbp to read it. Nothing major at all but just saying.

In terms of performance, I'd say it's pretty fast for it's size and being bus powered. Just to give some examples, I transferred my entire iphoto library (approx 40gb worth) in about 30-40min. I also backed up my entire macbook pro using time machine(approx 69gb)in approx 1hr **using fw800**. This is pretty much what I expect from an external hd.

I will say that the g-drive mobile did get quite hot. To be honest, I was a little worried at how hot it got but I'm not too sure how hot is too hot. I definitely wouldn't classify it as simply "warm to the touch" though. It was certainly pretty hot. Again, since I don't have a ton of experience with external hd's I don't know if this is to be expected or not. I guess since it's fully enclosed and there is no fan this is pretty common/normal.

I think this driver makes a good portable hd and makes a good intermediary storage device. In other words, if you have a solid, more robust external hd or even a network hd this would compliment it quite well and would be good for more temporary storage as a "waiting" period between more aggressive backup on a bigger external hd, which is what I think is the purpose of the drive from g-techs perspective.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AMG on December 3, 2011
Size Name: 750 GB
Bought this product for use as a backup drive for my iMac's time machine. Plugged it in, easy setup, time machine ran a successful backup but the next morning my mac wouldn't recognize the external hard drive. I tried both the firewire and USB connections in several different ports all with no luck. The computer physically recognizes a drive is plugged in, and the power light on the drive comes on when plugged in so I suspect the cables and connection are all fine. I then tried the drive on my laptop, and it was not recognized by that computer either. The troubleshooting page on G Tech's website was somewhat helpful but did not solve the problem so now my only option is to return it.
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