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The G-Tech G-Drive Slim is the latest in a trend of ultrathin USB 3.0-based portable external hard drives on the market, directly competing with Seagate's GoFlex Slim and WD's My Passport Edge.And comparatively, the new G-Drive is indeed very slim, almost as thin as the GoFlex, but it's clearly wider and longer than the My Passport Edge. Still, it definitely belongs to the small group of compact portable drives currently available on the market. The new drive supports USB 3.0 and offered very good performance in my testing. That, plus its sturdy build and the affordable price of around $90 for 500GB, make it an excellent buy for mobile users, especially MacBook Air owners. But you can use the G-Drive Slim with any computer, including Windows machines, as long as you know how to reformat it. If you're looking to use with Windows right out of the box, I'd also recommend the GoFlex Slim or the My Passport Edge. The G-Drive certainly is slim, at 0.39 inch, but it looks thinner than it actually is. The G-Drive's aluminum chassis looks good, and matches the design of the MacBook Air.On one side, the G-Drive Slim comes with one Micro-USB 3.0 port.
Currently an Apple Store exclusive, this portable USB drive is based on Hitachi’s Travelstar Z5K320 HDD. At only 7mm deep, it’s around 36% more space efficient than standard 2.5-inch drives, allowing for a casing that’s less than a centimetre thick. The G-Drive Slim 320GB boasts a robust, stylish build, with a solid aluminium enclosure bound by a black rubberised border. In common with other G-Drives, it also has an attractive desktop icon. It comes preformatted for Macs, and the casing does a great job of keeping the drive cool, which was backed up in tests. In our QuickBench tests, the G-Drive Slim 320GB achieved random read speeds of 11.747 MB/s, which is pretty fast, compared to similar portable USB drives. Its random write speed of 11.414 MB/s is a little slower than we’re used to, but marginally so. A competent but unremarkable performance is exactly what you’d expect from a drive operating using a USB connection, and that’s exactly what we got. It worked well under sub-optimal power conditions, mounting via an unpowered USB hub, and even when plugged into a fullsized aluminium keyboard. The G-Drive Slim 320GB lacks bundled extras.
|G-Technology G-DRIVE slim 0G01891 320 GB External Hard Drive - USB 2.0||$63||See it|