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G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile USB - 2TbvsWestern Digital My Passport - 2TB

G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb

65

Kagoo Score

65

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and good spec 249g external hard drive.
2TB
136 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
249g
77
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
65
Kagoo Score
Good
Western Digital My Passport - 2TB

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 250g external hard drive. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
250g
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb

65

Kagoo Score

65

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and good spec 249g external hard drive.
2TB
136 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
249g
77
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
65
Kagoo Score
Good
Western Digital My Passport - 2TB

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 250g external hard drive. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
250g
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
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G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
1 Reason For
1% Lighter
The G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb is a 249g external hard drive. That's 1g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport - 2TB (250g).

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

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Password Protection
The Western Digital My Passport - 2TB has a password protection, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb does not have this feature.

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Western Digital My Passport - 2TB has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb scored only 65.
15 Months Newer
The Western Digital My Passport - 2TB was released 19 months ago, but the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb was released three years ago

Weight

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Data Transfer Rate

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Weight 249g
BEST
250g
USB Powered
USB powered
 USB powered
USB powered
 USB powered
Hard Drive Capacity 2TB 2TB
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Fibre Channel Unknown - Click to provide data
Fibre channel
 Fibre channel
ESATA Unknown - Click to provide data
ESATA
 ESATA
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Compatible Memory Cards
Sd
 Sd
Sd
 Sd
Ethernet LAN Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Integrated Card Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
USB Version
3.0
 3.0
3.0
 3.0
FireWire 800 Unknown - Click to provide data
FireWire 800
 FireWire 800
FireWire 400 Unknown - Click to provide data
FireWire 400
 FireWire 400
Thunderbolt Technology
Thunderbolt technology
 Thunderbolt technology
Thunderbolt technology
 Thunderbolt technology
USB Connector Type
Micro-Usb B
 Micro-Usb B
Micro-Usb B
 Micro-Usb B
USB Data Transfer Rates
5000 480
 5000
 480
5000 480
 5000
 480
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 136 Mbit/s 5,000 Mbit/s
BEST
USB Connector
Micro-Usb B
 Micro-Usb B
Micro-Usb B
 Micro-Usb B
 
 
 
Hard Drive G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
File Format System
Ntfs
 Ntfs
Ntfs
 Ntfs
Device Type
Hdd
 Hdd
Hdd
 Hdd
Drive Device, Buffer Size
256MB
 256MB
256MB
 256MB
Hard Drive Size
2.5
 2.5
2.5
 2.5
RAID Support Unknown - Click to provide data
RAID support
 RAID support
Hard Drive Interface
Usb 3
 Usb 3
Usb 3
 Usb 3
Hard Drive Speed 5,400 RPM Unknown - Click to provide data
Type
Hdd
 Hdd
Hdd
 Hdd
Interface
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
 
 
 
Performance G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Data Transfer Rate 136 Mbit/s 5,000 Mbit/s
BEST
 
 
 
Features G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Security Algorithms
256-Bit Aes
 256-Bit Aes
256-Bit Aes
 256-Bit Aes
Operating System Supported (Linux)
1
 1
1
 1
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data RoHS
On/off Switch Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off switch
 On/off switch
Operating System Supported (Mac)
Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks 1
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 1
Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks 1
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 1
Operating System Supported (Windows)
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro X64
Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
Windows 7 Home Premiu Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 Windows 7 Home Premiu
 Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro X64
Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
Windows 7 Home Premiu Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 Windows 7 Home Premiu
 Windows 7 Home Premium
LED Indicators
1
 1
1
 1
Password Protection Unknown - Click to provide data
Password protection
 Password protection
Housing Material
Aluminium Plastic
 Aluminium
 Plastic
Aluminium Plastic
 Aluminium
 Plastic
Fingerprint Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
Fingerprint reader
 Fingerprint reader
Colour
Black Yellow
 Black
 Yellow
Black Yellow
 Black
 Yellow
Plug and Play
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
 
 
 
Power G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
External Power Adapter Unknown - Click to provide data
External power adapter
 External power adapter
Input Voltage
5
 5
5
 5
Bus Power Unknown - Click to provide data 5
Bus Powered
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
 
 
 
Operational Conditions G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 5%
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 10%
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -20°C
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 5°C
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Height 20mm 21.5mm
Depth 129mm 110mm
Width 82mm 81.5mm
 
 
 
Packaging Data G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Package Height 165 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth 52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 124 Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data WD Backup, WD Drive Utilities
User Guide
User guide
 User guide
User guide
 User guide
Warranty Card Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cables Included
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
 
 
 
Other Features G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport - 2TB
Service & Support Unknown - Click to provide data Limited Warranty - 2 Years
Dimensions (WxDxH)
111 x 82
 111 x 82
111 x 82
 111 x 82
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data Android, Apple iOS, Apple MacOS X 10.8, Apple MacOS X 10.9, Apple MacOS X 10.10, Microsoft Windows 7 | 8 | 10, Apple MacOS X 10.11
Internal Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal
 Internal
Protective Rubber Jacket Unknown - Click to provide data
Protective rubber jacket
 Protective rubber jacket
FireWire Required Unknown - Click to provide data
FireWire required
 FireWire required
Mac Compatibility Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac compatibility
 Mac compatibility
USB Cable Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Minimum RAM Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
AC Adapter Included Unknown - Click to provide data
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Interface Type Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0/3.0
Quick Start Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
USB Required Unknown - Click to provide data
USB required
 USB required
Data Transfer Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 5Gbit/s
Compliance Industry Standards Unknown - Click to provide data Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, DLNA CERTIFIED, UPnP, IEEE 802.11ac
Waterproof Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Material
Plastic
 Plastic
Plastic
 Plastic
DC-in Jack Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Integrated USB Cable Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated USB cable
 Integrated USB cable
Hot-Swapping Unknown - Click to provide data
Hot-swapping
 Hot-swapping
USB 3.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Connectivity Technology
Wired
 Wired
Wired
 Wired
Form Factor Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5in
Built-in Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-in processor
 Built-in processor
Ethernet Cable Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet cable
 Ethernet cable
Number of Products Included Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Total Storage Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 2 TB
Password Protection Type
Hdd
 Hdd
Hdd
 Hdd

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