CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (53)
Studio Series (20)
Evolution Series (27)
G-DRIVE Family (41)
G-RAID Family (51)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (52)
G-CONNECT (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (15)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
My G-Technology drive does not show up on my Windows computer

Out of the box, all G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating Systems.

To use your G-Technology drive on both Mac & Windows, we recommend formatting it using ex-FAT:

How to format your drive for ex-FAT

To use your G-Technology drive on Windows only, we recommend formatting it using NTFS:

How to format your drive for NTFS

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 30 Article Created: 08-06-2009 21:50 PMLast Modified: 08-01-2013 13:48 PM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Can I use the G-DRIVE ev as a standalone external hard drive?
Yes. The G-DRIVE ev external hard drive modules provide the flexibility for use with the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt or as a standalone external hard drive. The G-DRIVE ev external hard drive feature USB 3.0 for connecting to other computers or workstations and a SATA interface for easy plug-and-play connectivity to the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt....
My G-SPEED Sometimes Will Not Mount
In most cases the G-SPEED auto detects the speed of the fibrer channel connection, however sometimes it does not, causing the volume not to mount....
Why won’t my G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt power on?
If your G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt will not power on, make sure that the USB or Thunderbolt cable is properly connected to a computer that is powered on....
How to Connect as a Wireless Network Drive on Mac OSX
As a wireless drive you can access and mange your G-CONNECT and it's content via the G-CONNECT's wireless connection. Select your G-CONNECT wireless network (SSID) through your wireless network manager....
What is the proper way to disconnect/unmount my G-Technology drive from my computer?
UNMOUNTING/DISCONNECTING G-Technology drives  A nice feature of many G-Technology drives is the ability to be connected and disconnected while your computer is running. ...
Replace a Failed Drive Module/Rebuilding RAID 5 for G-SPEED Q
  ...
Is the G-RAID Studio “hot swappable’?
  ...
What brand of Hard Drive is inside my G-Technology drive?
G-Technology is exclusively using HGST brand hard drives in all products.  ...
External Drive Troubleshooting - Mac
Basic steps for troubleshooting your G-Technology external drive on the Mac...
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....