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G-Technology G-Drive(Gen 5) 2TB 7200 RPM Professional High-Performance EXternal Hard Drive USB 3.0/ Firewire800 Silver (0G02529)

  • USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via cable)
  • "Fan-less" design with unique silent cooling technology
  • High-performance 7200 RPM SATA III drives with up to 64MB cache
  • 3-year limited warranty
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Model

Brand
G-Technology
Series
G-DRIVE
Type
External

Performance

Capacity
2TB
RPM
7200 RPM

Configuration

Interface
USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS 10.5 or higher
Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7

Features

Features
The 2TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive by G-Technology is a spacious 2TB capacity external hard drive that features a generous 64MB cache, a fast 7200 rpm spindle speed, and hi-speed USB 3.0 and FireWire connectivity.

It also features a SATA II 3Gbps interface for smooth transfer and reliable operation on the inside. On the outside, the USB 3.0 port can deliver maximum transfer rates of 5Gbps. If you're a Mac-based user, you still get the convenience of FireWire 800 (backwards compatible to FireWire 400). The fanless drive has its own internal heatsink built into the unit which offers improved cooling and quiet operation.

The G-DRIVE can be used for professional video and sound editing, or to simply store your essential data. Either way, you can rest assured that the hi-speed connectivity and high capacity of this external drive will suit your needs. The unit includes all necessary cables, and is formatted for Mac (HFS+ Journaled) right out of the box. It's also Time Machine compatible. With a simple reformat, it can be used with Windows as well.

Dimensions (WxHxD): 9.25 x 5.125 x 1.82" / 235 x 130 x 46 mm
Weight: 2.98 lbs / 1.352 kg

Packaging

Package Contents
0G02529
Universal AC Power Supply
USB Cable (USB 3.0/2.0)
2 x FireWire Cables (FireWire 800 and 800 to 400 Cable)
Quick Install Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert A.
  • 1/20/2014 12:10:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDis-appointed

This review is from: G-Technology G-Drive(Gen 5) 2TB 7200 RPM Professional High-Performance EXternal Hard Drive USB 3.0/ Firewire800 Silver (0G02529)

Pros: Looks great, comes with everything in the box you would need. Fair price.

Cons: This drive would spin down after a min or two of non-use. Annoying if you want to use the drive to access something on a regular basis because you have to wait for the drive to spin up. I purchased it for my iTunes content, which had outgrown my internal drive.

Other Thoughts: Something was wrong with my HD also, whenever it was left overnight mounted to the desktop, when I would copy a file to it, I would get an "Error -50" on my iMac. So I ended up returning this unit.
I recommended the USB 2.0 version to a friend two years earlier, and his runs fine.

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  • nicholas t.
  • 9/25/2013 9:24:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdon't buy 2tb models at least

This review is from: G-Technology G-Drive(Gen 5) 2TB 7200 RPM Professional High-Performance EXternal Hard Drive USB 3.0/ Firewire800 Silver (0G02529)

Pros: USB 3.0 + firewire daisy chaining

Cons: My boss and i went in on two 2tb g-drives one for backup and the other for mobility. both had problems after less than a year there is a reason most traditional spinning disk hard drives come with a five year warranty they aren't supposed to have many problems until then and the manufacturer knows this. it was a large project from footage collected before i was hired and had dealt with many cheaper non professional solutions and found them better than these overpriced drives. i slapped one of the hitachis that is inside and compensated my boss and the drive works awesome i have a 1tb drive from ten years ago is runs better than these G-Drive has a definite problem with the enclosure. I had had two lacie's for longer than that i'm all lacie now. buy a 7200 hitachi bare drive and buy a better enclosure you'll probably save money.

Other Thoughts: not to mention lacie raid solutions are cheaper than g-drive as well and most of the studios i work with prefer lacie.

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  • Frank D.
  • 4/12/2013 2:57:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFirst G-Tech

This review is from: G-Technology G-Drive(Gen 5) 2TB 7200 RPM Professional High-Performance EXternal Hard Drive USB 3.0/ Firewire800 Silver (0G02529)

Pros: Very responsive. Fairly quiet. Uses Hitachi technology which has a proven, reliable history. I have 5 LaCie externals (doing video editing and burning), but will continue to buy G- Tech in the future, as it has held up better from daily use.

Cons: no complaints.

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