Designed for storage-intensive applications like audio/video editing, digital photography, and more, the G-Tech 8TB G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 External Hard Drive provides up to 8TB of enterprise-class storage, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-C port. While one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports is used to interface with your host system at speeds of up to 180 MB/s, the other can be used to daisy chain up to five additional devices to your G-DRIVE. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 and for those who wish to use this drive with their USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 2.0 Type-A system, a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable is included.
The 8TB G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 External Hard Drive is housed in an aluminum case and comes formatted for macOS 10.12+. After a simple reformat, it may also be used with Windows 8.1 and 10. Also included is a 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt cable, an AC power adapter, and a power cable. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.
- Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and one USB 3.0 Type-C port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- Daisy-chaining for up to 5 additional devices
- High-speed data transfers up to 180 MB/s
- Solid aluminum case helps improve durability
- 8TB enterprise-class 7200 rpm hard drive
- Apple Time Machine compatible
- Plug-and-play on Mac OS
G-Tech is excited to introduce their Compatibility Solutions for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. To improve the experience for Windows users, they have added a G-UTILITIES folder with compatibility solutions, which can be downloaded from their Windows landing page.
Explaining what each of the installers are and step-by-step instructions on how to install the HFS+ driver for Windows by Paragon or G-Technology Format Wizard.
HFS+ Driver for Windows by Paragon Install
By installing the HFS+ driver for Windows by Paragon on their Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 system, customers will be able to read/write to their G-Technology HFS+ formatted drive(s) from such PC, in addition to their Mac computer.
G-Technology Format Wizard
By installing the G-Technology Format Wizard, users can reformat their G-Technology HFS+ formatted drive to NTFS to be used with Windows-only systems. Please be aware that reformatting the drive to NTFS will erase all current data on the drive and it will no longer be compatible with macOS. Please be sure to back up all data prior to performing this install.
Maximum Read Speed
2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C)
Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Package Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.9 x 8.8 x 5.7"