The SanDisk Professional 1TB G-DRIVE SSD is compact and fast, as you'd expect an SSD to be. I bought it in order to use the hardware-accelerated AES encryption. In order to use it that way, however, you have to download their software security app. More about that later.
I reformatted the disk from Apple's HFS+ to APFS as my experience has told me that backing up an APFS (Apple's newest file system) laptop to a HFS+ (Apple's previous file system) drive is a bad idea - it's really slow. This time the APFS-formatted laptop backing up to the G-Drive formatted to APFS was excellent - my first Time Machine backup took 30 minutes, compared to hours on older spinning drives. So, that part is a win.
The small G-Drive got warm, but not hot. That might be linked to the aluminum end piece - most of the competitors have all exposed plastic. Another win for the G-Drive.
Instructions for first use and formatting were not included in the box, but weren't too hard to find in SanDisk's knowledge base and they were almost up-to-date. I think they should have specified formatting to "Encrypted - Case Sensitive" for Time Machine, but that's a quibble, since not everyone will use Time Machine. Call that mostly a win.
The real problem with the disk is the foot-shooting they did with their Privacy Statement if you want to use the hardware encryption. In order to use it you must download their security software and sign a massively permissive privacy agreement. They will collect personal information and will also distribute it to and share it with whatever organization they wish. Since I declined I cannot use the hardware encryption, basically the reason I bought this drive. This is pure fail. I kept the drive because I can still use Time Machine encryption instead, but I greatly overpaid for the drive for the hardware encryption I can't use. I suggest you try a cheaper approach.
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