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Connecting G-Drive Mini with Mac G5 Systems
G-Technology places a high value on the quality of our products and we want our customers to always expect that our products meet your expectations.  Recently, it has come to our attention
On Windows I can't initialize my G-Technology hard drive. Disk Management says it is a "GPT Protective Partition."
On a Windows system drives show up as a "GPT protective partition" and are unable to be formatted. REASON: G-Technology drives are formatted at the factory for Mac OS.  Changes to the Mac OS in 10.5 and above have caused an incompatibility with Windows OS, requiring the drive to be "cleaned" before being formatted.  The process to "clean" the drive outlined in this article. 
I want to use my G-Technology drive on BOTH Mac and Windows
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating System. To use these drives on both Windows and Mac platforms, you have two options.
My G-Drive Mini came with a Y shaped cable, what is this for?
The Y shaped USB cable is used to supply additional power when connecting USB. 
How do I restore the look of my drive icon after I've formatted my G-Technology drive on the Mac?
 Follow these instructions to restore the look of your G-Technology drive icons after formatting on Mac.
Will a PCMCIA / Cardbus adapter card power my G-Drive Mini or G-Raid Mini?
Most PCMCIA and Cardbus adapters PC 32/54 cards are not designed to POWER external devices.
How do I setup my drive for use as a Time Machine backup?
In most cases when a new drive is connected to the system Time Machine will prompt you for the setup. If this does not   happen or if you are... 
How do I setup my G-Technology drive for use with Time Machine?
G-Technology drives are designed to be compatible with the Apple Time Machine software.
External Drive Troubleshooting - Mac
Basic steps for troubleshooting your G-Technology external drive on the Mac

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