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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 180 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, But very noisy.

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    Jorge
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    I have this drive for a few months already, and in the past, I owned also a few more. One it did stop reading and couldn't make it work. Maybe just a bit of bad luck right! It will be the last one I buy since I realize that getting cost-effective portable drives will give me the same service than this expensive drive! Be aware, that when you are using it, at the moments you plug it and turned on, will produce the static noise, and every time you wake it up you can hear thru the speakers the noise. I do video and photo work, from my experience perspective, I will not recommend this driver anymore. Get any SSD Drive"Solid State Drive" that does not require CD to spin. By the way, I used with laptop and desktop Mac.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive

    Posted
    ias2018

    I have recently bought a new 27 Inch iMac, i was using mac version WD Fire wire drive for almost 8 years on old iMac, it had saved me many times restoring data, now it is time to get a new drive for time machine backup, i have never used this brand before, it has good reputation for faster drive as i read online. i paid almost double the price as compared to similar size drive by Seagate and WD. quality and construction wise this looks top notch. my old WD book edition was also very nice looking with LCD display so keeping in tridition i picks nice looking and fast BU drive. I did first Time machine backup, 400 GB took aprox an hour, it was slow at first showing 4 hours to complete BU, but competed in an hour. i am using USB C port on iMac, it comes with usb to USB-A cable also, so it can be used on other macs also. time will tell how long it last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great desktop drive

    Posted
    Photoguy
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    I’ve been wanting one of these for a few years. Was using a WD MyBook for external drive but didn’t liked the build quality, noise or speed. Never really trusted it, though it never let me down. Just didn’t give me that warm fuzzy feeling. Well after my 10 yr old Dell died it was time for a new desktop. I bought this 4TB drive a week later for photo storage and system backups. So far I’ve been very pleased. It’s faster, sounds better ( more professional if that makes sense or means anything ) and looks better to me. At first the light on the front was a little annoying at night but it’s easy enough to cover. Hopefully I’ll feel the same way about it in a few years. Time will tell. All I know is the warm fuzzy feeling is back and I’m diggin it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mac-easy to use with great built/quality

    Posted
    SavyTechShopper
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    I am very tech savy, this model is mac compatible, 3.0 and the drive comes with its own power source and fan. This is huge as it does not drain my own battery, fast transfer of data, and I don't have to worry about the driver getting too hot. I constantly transfer around 8G.B of data at a time and it takes a couple of minutes max. I make and edit videos and this external drive is awesome. I didn't get the thunderbolt model because that's pointless because everyone has usb, and not everyone has a thunderbolt slot. Great so far, and haven't had a problem, it has a power button feature as well that I like and very mac friendly, no software needed to use, plug and play as i would call it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Back up drive

    Posted
    Countbio
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    I Purchased this as a back up drive to a new iMac. It is formatted to work with Mac and immediately and easily set up with time capsule ( the Apple backup system). I have had it for a couple of months and so far it is backing up my iMac quickly and quietly with no issues. For most regular users… Those of us needing to back up normal day-to-day documents, photos, videos, etc. this is a great option. I see no need for the much more expensive thunderbolt version for an average data user. Save your money, go with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable solid drives that don't over lacie drives

    Posted
    Levingraw
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    I got this to back up a project but 125mb/s speed it Plus you have to power to the wall so it's not easy to move around. I upgraded to the 10TB Usb G Drive for storage and plugged into my apple airport capsule. You should only be considering Thunderbolt if you're thinking of setting up a custom raid. Btw 6tb it's only 20 bucks more plus more speed. Only buy this if you got a desk set up and it's your only safe choice

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working Great So Far

    Posted
    Rs6er
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    I bought this drive to replace a faulty Western Digital 3TB My Book, which I just didn't like. I am using it to store about 50,000 photos and 750 videos which my 500MB internal drive could not handle. Since I bought it, I have been rebuilding my entire Lightroom catalog, so it has been working very hard. The drive is practically silent; if it weren't for the blinking blue "G", I wouldn't be able to tell it's working. That is a good thing. Only time will tell, if it holds up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive

    Posted
    Buckingham
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    I needed a larger external drive for storing photos---and one that would work well with my MacBook and Lightroom. Another requirement was a drive that didn't draw too much power from my laptop. I have been very pleased with this device so far. While it is much larger than a regular USB drive, the performance has been excellent. I highly recommend this drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    great at first, not so much now

    Posted
    Turbo
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    I was really excited to get this to save our pictures on to free up space on our computers and devices. It worked well at first but after about a year (purchased in late 2017) when I try to back up the pictures the backup fails repeatedly. Not sure how to fix. Maybe it it just a cord issue but I have read other reviews that say the same happened to them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best so far

    Posted
    WBPhotos
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    I love this hard drive. I have many as I work as a photographer. This thing is a beast. I power my Mac Book Pro with it, therefore eliminating the long white power cord. It’s super fast, reliable and it looks cool. I’m only buying these drives for all of my work. It’s very important for me to have a reliable drive as I deal with clients.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great External storage

    Posted
    CopeDrums
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    This is the first G Drive I have ever bought. My work uses this brand to edit video and audio from which led me to buy this one for my computer. I'm not super fond of the USB-C cable it came with so I switched it with a different one that seems to stay in better. The transfer speeds are awesome and super easy to edit video with. It doesn't power a computer though which is fine. I love it and it is definitely the first of many.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive.

    Posted
    Paul
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    Was looking for a drive for backup of our iMac. I settled for this as it was the highest transfer speed available at the time, it also looks a lot better than the cheaper drives. I originally was using a western digital usb2.0 drive for backup. It took 3 to 4 hours to backup. With this new drive I am cutting it to 45 min. Great and would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up and use on my Mac.

    Posted
    Fauxtographer
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    I was concerned that it would be complicated to install and use, but I was completely wrong. You just plug it in and go. I do wish it had more storage space, but the speed and ease of use make up for it. I’m not we’ll versed on tech, and all the specs, but I am extremely happy with this hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can you say "storage"?

    Posted
    HouseofMetalMike
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    Love this this great product. I've been needing this SOOOO badly. I do a lot of pictures, videos, and music for local Rock & Metal scene is SoCal. This product has been able to store a lot of material on it, while freeing up tons of space on my computer. If you need a lot storage for your work, hobbies, music, etc; get this product. You'll be thankful you did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable and Fast

    Posted
    smtr
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    This is my first product from this brand and I was pleasantly surprised at how well structured and heavy this external is compared to others I have purchased in the past that are plastic-ish. It’s also really fast at transferring files from my Mac! I don’t regret spending a little more on quality, and all my future hard drive purchases will now be G-Tech.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Priced right; great value

    Posted
    Fred
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    This is my second G-drive. I use the first to store music projects I mix and master go local bands. I use this G-drive for storing drone and cellphone videos which I also mix into short clips. I would buy a third without reservation if I needed one. It is an excellent storage device to free up computer memory for other uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this drive.

    Posted
    lchick
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    We are shooting a short for a film festival and are using this drive to transfer our 4k footage. Unfortunately are shooting all exteriors in the sweltering Sacramento triple digit heat. This drive performed superbly and we transferred all our footage back and forth between our editor and the set with no hiccups. This is an amazing drive and excellent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    OldGeek
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    Got this to backup my gaming machine and so far it works perfectly. I was able to backup my C and D drive as well as create a image of my PC. Also, the speed on the box of 150 mbps is true, I got really close to that. It took just under an hour to backup both drives and create a system image. It is also Thuderbolt 3 compatible if I ever want to go that route.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive

    Posted
    Mcalmont
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    Glyph hard drives have always been my favorite because of their warranty. I have own three of them: two portable without the need of a power supply and now this one. It transfers very fast and has been great for editing videos. The one thing I hope they improve is its bulkiness and weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High capacity storage external drive

    Posted
    Timefly
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    Easy to install and is covered by a 3 year underlying manufacturer warranty. Best Buy offers an optional 2 yr (date of purchase) replacement plan for $20.00 We decided against the replacement plan since it did not cover data recovery. What's good about having a Unit replaced when the most valuable asset is data.

    I would recommend this to a friend