G-Technology G-Drive USB 4TB Desktop Hard Drive

7200 rpm USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with All-aluminum Enclosure and Integrated Heatsink System - 4TB
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Fast, Reliable Storage

Whether you're a professional musician, photographer, or filmmaker, Sweetwater would like to remind you that your art lives and dies with your storage. You need both screaming-fast speed and unquestionable reliability. You get both with G-Technology's high-performance drives. Their G-Drive USB sports USB 3.0 connectivity - ideal for storage-intensive applications such as audio/video editing, digital photography, music libraries, and high-speed data backup. G-Drive USB is plug-and-play on Mac OS X and ready to use with Time Machine. The all-aluminum enclosure has an integral heat-sync system that keeps it running cool and quiet. G-Technology's G-Drive USB is ready to rock with your favorite music production software.

Time Machine ready right out of the box

G-Drive USB comes pre-formatted HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box. Windows user? No worries - a simple initialization is all it takes for full compatibility with Windows 8, 7, and Vista.

G-Technology G-Drive USB Features at a Glance:
  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0/2.0
  • Drive speed: 7200 rpm
  • Cache: up to 64MB
  • Compatibility: Mac OS 10.6 or later; Windows 8, 7, and Vista
  • Pre-formatted HFS+ with Journaling
  • Time Machine compatible, right out of the box
  • Kit includes:
    • G-Drive USB hard drive
    • Universal AC power supply
    • 1 USB cable (USB 3.0/2.0)
    • AC power adapter
    • Quick start guide
Media pro? You need the G-Technology G-Drive USB!

Tech Specs

Form External Hard Drive
Storage Type Disk
Capacity 4TB
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Connectivity Type USB 3.0
Sustained Transfer Rate 165MB/Second
Height 1.3"
Depth 7.7"
Width 5.0"
Weight 2.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 0G03594

Customer Reviews

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G-Technology G-Drive USB-4TB

Received the G-Drive in excellent condition. Got a little tripped up re-formatting it for Windows 7. The Sweetwater tech help solved my problem in a matter of minutes! Great product & Great help! Thanks, John

G-Drive Is Solid

This is a solid drive that is quiet, reliable, and fast! My previous drive was an converted hard drive and they were convenient but they were not reliable always crashing and me having to take them to retreive the memory. What a nightmare!!! These drives might be on the heavy side (because I travel a lot with my studio rig) but I never worry about them losing data or disappearing. If you want to upgrade to a real drive I recommend the G-Drive USB 3TB & 4TB I have them both.
Music background: Music Producer

G-Drive 4TB

My hard drive works sweet! It is so nice to have a storage unit for all of the large files and sounds that the new software requires. I would recommend this to my friends if they needed large backup, storage, etc...
Music background: Bass, Sax, and arrager

Solid Drive and great price point.

Great Drive for Fast Backups. I have 3 partitions and use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my Internal MBA, external USB3 SSD (Samsung EVO in a StockPlop Case) and older Glyph USB2/Firewire PortaGig I still use for Archival Files and my iTunes library. The G-Technology drive works like a champ, is reasonably fast and quiet. So far so good. No problems so far and its hard to beat Sweetwater 2 year warranty. My only issue is that G-Technology used to be owned by Hitachi and now I believe its WD. Hitachi drives are generally regarded as the best with lowest failure rates. However WD is very close.Since I use a Macbook Air and 2nd screen I only have 2 USB3 ports so one port has a USB hub attached. I have had problems with all my external drives when doing Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner backups reliably when using a USB Hub (random disconnects).
Music background: Professional Musician and Producer

G-Technology G-Drive USB - 4TB

great backup for my iMac 27"; plug in & go!
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