G-Tech G|DRIVE mini FireWire 800/USB Hard Drives

G|DRIVE Q FireWire/eSATA/USB Hard Drive More Like This G|DRIVE mini hard drives from G-Tech are the ideal storage solutions for people on the go. Weighing in at less than 9 oz., G|DRIVE mini is the ultra-portable and stylish way to travel with generous storage space for your important documents, MP3s, digital video and digital photo files. G|DRIVE mini is bus powered [see note], eliminating the need to carry an external AC power supply. Portability was never so easy! G|DRIVE mini sports the latest hot-pluggable FireWire and USB interfaces to provide industry leading performance and universal connectivity. G|DRIVE mini is formatted at the factory HFS+ with Journaling and is Time Machine Ready right out of the box! A simple initialization is all it takes to prepare G|DRIVE mini for use with other operation systems.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
GTI-GDM4250 G-Tech G|DRIVE mini 250GB FireWire 800/USB Hard Drive 5400RPM CALL
GTI-GDM4320 G-Tech G|DRIVE mini 320GB FireWire 800/USB Hard Drive 5400RPM CALL
GTI-GDM4500 G-Tech G|DRIVE mini 500GB FireWire 800/USB Hard Drive 5400RPM CALL
7200 RPM Mechanisms for Higher Performance
GTI-GDM4250X G-Tech G|DRIVE mini 250GB FireWire 800/USB Hard Drive 7200RPM CALL
GTI-GDM4320X G-Tech G|DRIVE mini 320GB FireWire 800/USB Hard Drive 7200RPM CALL
Optional Accessories
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Features and Specifications

Win32 MacOSX MacOS x86Unix

CE Mark

FireWire Logo

USB Logo

  • Time Machine Ready!
  • High Quality all aluminum enclosure
  • Utilizes the next-gen 934 chipset from Oxford Semiconductor
  • "Fan-less" design for unique silent cooling technology
  • Driver-free operation with Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP/The Vista
  • Industrial design complements MacBook Pro and other laptop computers
  • FireWire Bus Powered - no AC adapter required for powered ports
  • High performance 5400 or 7200 RPM/8MB cache based drives
  • Complete with cables and protective leather carrying case
Warranty Information
  • Standard 3-Year Factory Limited Warranty
Bus Interface
  • Two (1) FireWire 800 9-Pin Ports (FireWire 400 via included cable)
  • One (1) USB 2.0 Downstream (B) Port
System Requirements Mac
  • FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Operation: Mac OS X 10.3.x or higher
  • FireWire 400 Operation: Mac OS 9.2 or higher
System Requirements PC
  • FireWire 400/800/USB 2.0 Operation: Windows 2000/XP/The Vista
  • Unsupported, but known to work with various open source systems including Open/Net/Free/BSD and GNU/Linux.
Drive Mechanism Performance
  • Rotational Speed: 5,400 RPM (nominal) on indicated models
  • Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM (nominal) on indicated models
Physical Dimensions
  • Dimensions: 125 x 81 x 22mm, 4.9375 x 3.1875 x .875" (LWH)
  • Weight: .25 kg Approximate (.55 lbs Approximate)
Package Includes
  • G-DRIVE mini Storage Unit
  • 0.6m FW800, FW800 to FW400, and USB 2.0 cables (white)
  • Leather Carrying Case
  • CD Manual


W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs
W3 Document FAQ and Support Links for G-Technology Products and Devices
Important G-Tech information and support links
W3 Document Bus Power and the USB Interface
USB does not supply enough power to reliably operate the new, larger drive capacities over 120GB. Some systems may work with models larger than 120GB models, for others an optional power supply is available. FireWire 800/400 has no such deficiency when used with a powered FireWire port.
W3 Document Bridging FireWire 400 to FireWire 800
FAQ and product solutions for connecting between FireWire 800 and FireWire 400. Addresses 9, 6, and 4-pin scenarios.
The advertised memory capacity of this device represents unformatted capacity. Please note that once formatted and due to variations in sector block limitations, the functional storage space will be lower than the advertised capacity.

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