Summary: If you have a mac that was bought anytime in the last few years don't get this product. It takes a while to do its thing and boot or whatever... so you are waiting for it to show up on your desktop for a while. NEVER USE IT WITH TIME MACHINE....
Summary: I wish I had read the reviews on the Amazon US website before buying this. I bought this specifically for Time Machine and it doesn't work. The problem seems to be with file permissions which change and stop Time Machine writing to the drive (or anything else for that matter).
Summary: I suspect they got a bad batch of 4Tb hard drives going into these enclosures. Another G-Drive 1Tb that I have set up as an offsite backup has been running flawlessly.
Pros: -USB3.0 + Firewire 800 -Large Capacity -Responsive Support
Cons: -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. After a month, both the original and the drive that I received after an RMA throw errors and cause Mac OS X to present the drive as read only until remounted. Secondly, on my windows machine (...
Summary: Sometimes its a little slow when switching from G-Drive to iMac to another and back to G-Drive. Another thing that I'm having problems with is dropping a file from the G-Drive to compressor (.mov) to make compression changes, I get an error message from Compresson..
Summary: Professional strength in a heavy-duty case. And the front light will serve as a night lite, too! If you're thinking of using this with your Transporter Sync like I did, you'll be disappointed like I am. Transporter Sync tells me that this is an incompatible drive.
Summary: all i can really say is ive had this hd fooooor...less than 3 months. you know how it is with electronics...works today...not tomorrow. this hd was easy to set up...cause there wasnt any set up. just connect & go.
Summary: This hard drive failed on me when I was backing up my documentary footage. I lost very important stuff. Data recovery was going to cost me $2,000 – G Technology only offered to send us a new one. I got a new one and gave up my footage. Now my editor is telling me it's acting weird.
Well built attractive case with good performance and future proof interfaces.
J. Duthler, Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: Bought this to use as a Time machine target for an older iMac with only a Firewire 800 interface available. Glad I did as the iMac died a few months latter and I was able to recover all my data. The USB 3.0 interface came in handy as my replacement machine (a PC) has USB 3 interfaces.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these drives to replace two eSATA/FW800 versions when my DL380 G6 decided it didn't like eSATA cards anymore. They've been my production off-site backup drives for a while now, and I used the previous eSATA/FW800 models for my Mac Pro server to rotate Time Machine disks off site for...