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G-Technology 500GB G-Drive R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD

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  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 560 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
  • IP67 Water & Dust Resistance
  • Drop Protection up to 9.8'
  • 1000 Pound Crushproof Rating
  • Shock & Vibration Resistant
  • Preformatted for Mac
  • Windows-Compatible with Reformatting

The G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C Mobile SSD is a mobile Solid State Drive that is designed for on-the-go users needing rugged storage that is capable of withstanding tough conditions while out in the field. The G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C Mobile SSD is shock and vibration resistant, has a crushproof rating of 1000 pounds and a drop protection of up to 9.8' / 3.0m on a carpeted concrete floor, and features IP67 water and dust resistance. The G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C Mobile SSD offers data transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s thanks to its 500GB storage capacity combined with its 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C interface - aka USB 3.1 Gen 2. Because of this, you will be able to quickly edit, save, and archive large files, including videos and photos.

While the 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD does come preformatted for macOS 10.10+, it can be easily reformatted for use Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. This SSD operates solely using USB bus power and includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable.

General Features

Rated R for Rugged

Built using hand-picked components to help withstand tough conditions in the field, the G-Technology R-Series line provides rugged storage. And with the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD, you get IP67 water and dust resistance, 9.8' / 3.0m drop protection on a carpeted concrete floor, and a crushproof rating of 1000 pounds.

High Speeds for Fast Editing

Featuring transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s, the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is a fast external SSD that lets you can quickly edit and save large video and photo source files.

USB 3.1 Type-C Interface

The G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is ready for updated Mac computers and other laptops through a reversible USB-C port with a 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. It comes with a USB 3.0/2.0 cable adapter for backwards compatibility.

Shock and Vibration Resistant

SSDs don't utilize moving parts, so the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD is able to endure accidental bumps or drops to help protect against data loss and system failures.

Think Big, Travel Light

With a capacity of 500GB, the G-DRIVE R-Series mobile SSD R-Series provides light, pocket-sized storage to keep your 4K footage, high-res photos, and media libraries to edit and save, virtually anywhere.


Windows Solutions

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.


Instructions File

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.

Learn More

An HTML file that will direct users to G-Technology's Windows Compatibility landing page.

In the Box
  • G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (US Only)
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Memory Capacity500GB
Product ConditonNew
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
Maximum Read Speed 560 MB/s
Pre-Format HFS+

Internal Drive

Type Solid-State Drive

External Enclosure

Bus Power USB
Environmental Resistance Crush, Shock
IP Rating IP67
Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.7 x 2.0 x 0.6" / 94.0 x 50.8 x 15.2 mm
Weight 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.0 x 1.4"

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