Critic reviews

7.2
10 reviews
  • Speed
    7.9
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Portability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Noise
    10

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8.0
1 review
8.0
CNET Jun 21, 2010

The G-Tech G-Drive Mobile's Mac-friendly formatting, triple interface design, and snappy throughput performance make it a worthwhile storage solution for Apple users.

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8.0
Macworld Oct 6, 2010

Not only professionals, but average consumers looking for a quick, easy, fast storage solution will enjoy the G-Drive’s varied connection types, Mac-friendly formatting, and quick speeds.

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7.0
PC Mag Feb 21, 2014

The G-Technology G-Drive Mobile USB 3.0 will backup and transfer files quicker than a 5,400rpm hard drive, but SSDs are faster still, if that's what you really need. The G-Drive Mobile USB 3.0 is therefore relegated to middle child status, giving you a bit more speed for a bit more money.

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6.0
Macworld Dec 27, 2012

Although it has been updated to offer the faster USB 3 technology, the transfer speeds over this connection were average. There are other drives that are more affordable and offer higher performance, more security, and higher capacity.

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8.0
PC Advisor Aug 9, 2010

The G-Technology G-Drive mobile 500GB is a simple but well-made portable FireWire drive, ideal for professional users or anyone who just needs a tough, high-performance unit.

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8.0
TUAW Dec 3, 2012

While it's not the fastest USB 3.0 drive we've tested, the G-Technology G-Drive Mobile still provides read/write speeds that are approximately the same as those of internal SATA drives. For mobile users who want a fast bus-driven external hard drive, the G-Drive Mobile is perfect.

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7.0
TUAW May 18, 2012

If you're the owner of a MacBook Pro and have an available FireWire 800 port, or have a FireWire-equipped desktop Mac..., then the G-Drive mobile will fill your requirements. Those who only have USB 2.0 ports on their Macs should spend their money on less expensive USB-only drives.

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5.0
TechRadar Jul 13, 2010

There's nothing much wrong with G-Technology's G-Drive Mobile 500GB, but then there's nothing much to make it stand out from the crowd either.

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