MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 1TB USB-C Mobile Hard Drive From G-Technology

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For this week's giveaway, we've partnered with G-Technology to give away five 1TB G-Drive mobile USB-C hard drives. The bus-powered hard drives ideal for MacBook owners require no external power adapter and feature a thin aluminum case with silver, gold, and space gray color options available.

The G-Drive mobile USB-C comes pre-formatted for Mac (but can be easily reformatted for PC) and includes both USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables. The 7200 rpm drive supports data transfer rates up to 136 MB/second over USB 3.1. With plug-and-play setup on Mac, the G-Drive can also be used as a Time Machine backup disk.


Suggested retail pricing for the G-Drive mobile USB-C is $129.95, but retailers with the drive in stock are typically selling it for $10 less. The silver model is available from retailers such as Adorama, while the gold and space gray colors are Apple exclusives.


G-Technology is offering five of its mobile USB-C drives to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (July 8) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 15 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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EllieV

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Any idea how non-US residents are filtered out from entering the giveaway? I'm a US resident with an address and bank and all of that, I just happen to be in Canada right now so I'm wondering if I'm automatically filtered out as ineligible, despite being eligible.
 

markieG84

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Giveaways are great and all but these G-technology products all seem like overpriced gimmicks to me. There is no need for the usb-c connector when any drive can use a type-a to c cable or adapter. At least it is 7200 rpm but still it is overpriced just like everything else i have seen from them such as their thunderbolt drives. They seem to want to take non tech savvy apple users money.
 
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akfgpuppet

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Any idea how non-US residents are filtered out from entering the giveaway? I'm a US resident with an address and bank and all of that, I just happen to be in Canada right now so I'm wondering if I'm automatically filtered out as ineligible, despite being eligible.
I'm assuming at one point or another you'll have to give them your address so they can give you the prize, at which point, if it's not a US address they will disqualify you. So I guess technically even if you're not in the US you can still enter.
 

justperry

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Giveaways are great and all but these G-technology products all seem like overpriced gimmicks to me. There is no need for the usb-c connector when any drive can use a type-a to c cable or adapter. At least it is 7200 rpm but still it is overpriced just like everything else i have seen from them such as their thunderbolt drives. They seem to want to take non tech savvy apple users money.
True, I once bought a drive in Singapore, very similar from the outside as well as the inside for about half the price, can't recall the brandname, I still have the enclosure but right now I lent it out to my brother so I can't tell the brand, think it contained "silver" in it's name.
It had all the bells and whistles like firewire 800,USB and eSATA and to this day it still works.
I once bought a G-Tech, expensive but worked well at that time.

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I as well wondered why it is for US residents only before, MR makes money of all readers around the world yet they hide their *** behind this legal stuff, it is the responsibility of the receiver of a price to pay tax so why MR think it's too difficult is beyond my understanding, or shipping costs is too expensive for them.
This is clearly advertising and if that is the case the manufacturer and/or MR should bear those costs.
 
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phrehdd

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So in order to enhance one's chances for this prize, they must do some social media b.s. Sounds like in order to possibly get this "prize" you have to promote us. Sorry I didn't pay for designer jeans and promote their name on my backside and I wont promote here either. I'll stick with just my email address and call it a day.
 
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Kajje

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So in order to enhance one's chances for this prize, they must do some social media b.s. Sounds like in order to possibly get this "prize" you have to promote us. Sorry I didn't pay for designer jeans and promote their name on my backside and I wont promote here either. I'll stick with just my email address and call it a day.
Welcome to the "fill in 10 email addresses from your friends" v2.0!
 
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netwalker

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Whaaat? 40 min old post and no-one complained yet about US-only giveaway? Scandalous... ;)
Awesome little drive for MacBook owners btw.
Or complain that Apple has not released more new hardware like a MacBook Pro with USB-C yet. o_O
Except for the connector, this drive offers no advantage over the USB 3 version and it is more expensive.
 
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C DM

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True, I once bought a drive in Singapore, very similar from the outside as well as the inside for about half the price, can't recall the brandname, I still have the enclosure but right now I lent it out to my brother so I can't tell the brand, think it contained "silver" in it's name.
It had all the bells and whistles like firewire 800,USB and eSATA and to this day it still works.
I once bought a G-Tech, expensive but worked well at that time.

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I as well wondered why it is for US residents only before, MR makes money of all readers around the world yet they hide their *** behind this legal stuff, it is the responsibility of the receiver of a price to pay tax so why MR think it's too difficult is beyond my understanding, or shipping costs is too expensive for them.
This is clearly advertising and if that is the case the manufacturer and/or MR should bear those costs.
https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...rive-from-g-technology.1981699/#post-23104009
 

Garsun

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Giveaways are great and all but these G-technology products all seem like overpriced gimmicks to me. There is no need for the usb-c connector when any drive can use a type-a to c cable or adapter. At least it is 7200 rpm but still it is overpriced just like everything else i have seen from them such as their thunderbolt drives. They seem to want to take non tech savvy apple users money.
I am so looking forward to the day when everything has switched to usb-c.
I will be able to get rid of that cabinet full of usb adapter cables,there must be at least 4 different end types,not to mention some are power only. And I'll be able to get rid of all the thunderbolt cables.
One reversible cable which can be pluged-in either orientation and can handle everything from USB 1 to thunderbolt speeds and provide a full range of electrical power in either direction. It can run your mouse, keyboard, external disk, and display monitors as well as power and charge everything.
I mean, come on, what's not to like.
 

Gasu E.

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Any idea how non-US residents are filtered out from entering the giveaway? I'm a US resident with an address and bank and all of that, I just happen to be in Canada right now so I'm wondering if I'm automatically filtered out as ineligible, despite being eligible.
If you win, they ask for your shipping address.
[doublepost=1468088270][/doublepost]
So in order to enhance one's chances for this prize, they must do some social media b.s. Sounds like in order to possibly get this "prize" you have to promote us. Sorry I didn't pay for designer jeans and promote their name on my backside and I wont promote here either. I'll stick with just my email address and call it a day.

Actually, it's even worse. If you win, they demand your precious bodily fluids, and force you to comply using NSA mind control. Then they recruit you into Cyborg Corps. BEWARE, DO NOT ENTER.
 
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phrehdd

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If you win, they ask for your shipping address.
[doublepost=1468088270][/doublepost]


Actually, it's even worse. If you win, they demand your precious bodily fluids, and force you to comply using NSA mind control. Then they recruit you into Cyborg Corps. BEWARE, DO NOT ENTER.
Hope you can get your fluids off your screen to send in.
 

Kajje

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I am so looking forward to the day when everything has switched to usb-c.
I will be able to get rid of that cabinet full of usb adapter cables,there must be at least 4 different end types,not to mention some are power only. And I'll be able to get rid of all the thunderbolt cables.
One reversible cable which can be pluged-in either orientation and can handle everything from USB 1 to thunderbolt speeds and provide a full range of electrical power in either direction. It can run your mouse, keyboard, external disk, and display monitors as well as power and charge everything.
I mean, come on, what's not to like.
You're absolutely right. It's *the* best thing that happened to computer cabling since the introduction of the original USB.

But indeed. That time is not yet there. I thought I've gone cold turkey after getting my MBr by replacing (and reducing) all my cabling. For emergencies I bought a bunch of small USB-USBc converter cables ($2 a pop) to put in all possible bags, drawers, cars, hatches, niches and corridors.

However this didn't reduce my main backpack cable collection too much. Still need the long USB-USBc cable for on the plane, charging cable, external hard drive cable and micro SD card reader. But we're getting there soon I hope.
 

justperry

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I am aware of that page, it's *nonsense*, as I said in my post above, if a non US reader would win then he/she is responsible for paying tax on their prize, if that is too much they can reject the prize so that another reader wins this prize.

But, it seems to me that American companies can be a little bit american centric, even Apple, for instance, Apple makes lots more money outside of the US yet their products don't always support other countries like software on an Apple tv or features only on iPhones but that got better.
MR/Apple/... are global companies yet they still have problems with it.

* I do understand that not all countries should be eligible like countries where post gets easily stolen or unstable countries.
 

C DM

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I am aware of that page, it's *nonsense*, as I said in my post above, if a non US reader would win then he/she is responsible for paying tax on their prize, if that is too much they can reject the prize so that another reader wins this prize.

But, it seems to me that American companies can be a little bit american centric, even Apple, for instance, Apple makes lots more money outside of the US yet their products don't always support other countries like software on an Apple tv or features only on iPhones but that got better.
MR/Apple/... are global companies yet they still have problems with it.

* I do understand that not all countries should be eligible like countries where post gets easily stolen or unstable countries.
Seems like that's the place to post all of that (and it seems it's all not as much about most of what you mention).
 
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