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High-Speed Portable Drive

G-DRIVE mini hard drives are the perfect storage solutions for people on the go and a stylish way to travel with up to 1TB of storage space for your important documents, MP3s, digital video and digital photo files. As well as looking great with its compact, all aluminium enclosure, the system can withstand up to 1000 G's of shock* to ensure your data is protected against the bumps and bruises encountered on the road. G-DRIVE mini is bus powered, eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. Portability was never so easy! G-DRIVE mini features a fan-less cooling system and the latest technology 7200 RPM hard drives.

Easy to Setup – Time Machine ready!

G-DRIVE mini is formatted at the factory HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine ready right out of the box! A simple initialisation is all it takes to prepare G-DRIVE mini for use with Windows® systems.

The Best Warranty & Support in the Business

G-DRIVE mini is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications.

* NOTE: Non-Operating shock. G-DRIVE mini can withstand 400G's operating shock.

** NOTE: G-DRIVE mini is bus powered when attached to a 6 or 9-pin FireWire port. The USB port on some computers may not supply enough power to operate reliably G-DRIVE mini systems larger than 320GB. An optional power supply is available for use with G-DRIVE mini if your system does not have a FireWire port or your USB port does not provide adequate power.

Quick Facts

  • Portable, high-speed external hard drive
  • High-speed Interface - FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 via included cable) and USB 3.0 ports
  • Compact size
  • Storage capacities up to 1TB using 7200 RPM drives
  • Bus powered - no AC adapter required**
  • Integrated heat-sink provides near silent operation and ensures proper cooling for long life and data reliability
  • Ships complete with all cables and high-quality protective carrying case
  • Unique industrial design, compact all aluminium enclosure
  • Mac® OS X and Windows® compatible - Time Machine ready!
  • Standard 3-year factory warranty

High-Performance in a Portable Form Factor

G-DRIVE mini mobile drives max out the FireWire 800 port and provide fast data backup and instant access to large multimedia and audio/video files while on the go.

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Capacity 500GB, 750GB, 1TB
Kit Contents
  • G-DRIVE mini
  • (1) USB cable (3.0; backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • (2) FireWire cables (800; 800 to 400)
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x FireWire 800
  • (FireWire 400 via included cable)
Disk Drives
  • Type – SATA
  • RPM – 7200
  • Cache – 16MB cache
Cooling System
  • Integrated heat sink
Size (L x W x H)
  • 125 x 81 x 22mm
  • 0.517 kg
System Requirements
  • Mac® OSX® 10.6 or higher
    Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7


Review: G-Drive Mini 500GB External Hard Disk

May 2009

"If you need a fast external drive, or want a drive that is well protected from bumps and impacts, the price is an excellent investment."

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G-Technology GDrive Mini 320GB

Jan 2009

"…if you plan to use it for mission critical data and have it as a permanent resident in your laptop bag, then spending an extra few pounds for greater peace of mind seems to us like money well spent."

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Appletell reviews G-Technology's G-DRIVE mini

Feb 2009

"If you're interested in an external drive that matches your Mac, then the G-DRIVE mini is the way to go."

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Review: G-Technology G-Drive mini

Oct 2008

"The G-Drive mini is a portable drive that offers connectivity flexibility. And if you need zippy data transfers, the G-Drive mini is an ideal choice."

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