CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (55)
Studio Series (23)
Evolution Series (28)
G-DRIVE Family (42)
G-RAID Family (52)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (53)
G-CONNECT (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (15)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
My G-Drive is formatted for Mac out of the box. How do I format the drive for use on Windows?

Windows recognizes the drive as a GPT protected partition please follow this link to the Windows Setup Guide. This will walk you through cleaning the drive and initializing it for use on Windows systems.

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 46 Article Created: 12-21-2010 21:43 PMLast Modified: 12-21-2010 21:43 PM

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

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Using RAID Modes
This article contains instructions on how to use G-Technology RAID Configuration Utility....
External Drive Troubleshooting - Windows
Basic External Drive Troubleshooting steps for Windows. ...
I forgot my G-CONNECT Wireless Network Password
There may be certain situations in which you need to reset* the G-CONNECT device. Typically, this happens when you misplace or lose your Wireless Network SSID password....
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....
Formatting your drive for both Mac and Windows using ex-FAT
 This article contains information how to format your G-Technology hard drive for use with both Windows and Mac using the ex-FAT format....
Missing capacity on G-SPEED eS PRO using 3TB drives
To upgrade a G-Technology 2 port mini-SAS card to support the G-SPEED eS PRO 12TB model, please follow the steps in this article.  ...
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... ...
My G-RAID (Legacy) randomly un-mounts from my system
  MAC OS X Symptoms You may get the error “Device Removal – The device you removed was not properly put away...” or the “Spinning Beach Ball.” Windows XP Symptoms The drive is no longer visible in Explorer or you may get the “Spinning Hour Glass” when accessing the drive. This condition affected some G-RAID units manufactured around Aug 2006.  ...
Formatting NTFS for Windows
 This article contains information on how to format your G-Technology Hard Drive in NTFS for use with Windows....
Quick Setup for G-Technology Products
    ...