G-DRIVE mobile SSD Review

G-Technology is the posh version of WD. Providing a higher level of design and polish to their products. They have recently released the R-Series, a USB-C SSD drive. The ruggedized G-DRIVE mobile SSD features transfer speeds up to 560MB/s and a backwards compatible USB-C™ port to deliver high-performance storage.

G-DRIVE mobile SSD Review

Featuring IP67 water-and dust-resistance, 3-meter drop protection, and a 1000 lb crushproof rating, the G-DRIVE mobile SSD provides ruggedized storage. Boasting transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s2 let you can quickly save, edit and archive large source files. While the USB-C™ port keeps this device ready for laptops both old and new. G-Tech has built this mobile SSD for any situation be it at work, or during a mountain climb!

G-DRIVE mobile SSD Specs


  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s)Transfer Rate
  • Up to 560MB/s


  • Mac OS 10.10+
  • Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (via reformat)
  • USB-C™ ready; USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ 3 compatible


  • 3.74” x 1.97” x 0.57” / 94 x 50 x 14.5mm

Kit Contents

  • G-DRIVE mobile SSD drive
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Quick Start Guide
G-DRIVE mobile SSD Review

G-Tech has built a protective aluminium core into their mobile SSD. This helps prevent overheating and maintains high performance, while a custom enclosure insulates the drive when in use. Allowing for the drive to reach the speeds needed, while keeping cool.

Transferring a large file using Windows 10 gave me a nice 545 MB/s read and 505 MB/s write. Using our Mac machine, I saw a decrease with speeds at 470 MB/s read and 445 MB/s write. Though this is around 60 MB/s decrease which isn’t a big pain. This means that it should appeal to both Windows and Mac users.

G-DRIVE mobile SSD Review

The R Series mobile SSD is a very attractive product. With a slick rubber shell, and secure internals. This is a drive that is built to last. Finally check out our other Digital Home reviews.

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