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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)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2014 12:45:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsDrive failed after a year. Lost data.

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: Great until it failed.

Cons: Failed after a year and I lost most of the data on the drive.

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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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