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-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
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. ...
Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?
   ...
Can I access my G-CONNECT and surf the web at home using my iPad on the same network at the same time?
The best way to surf the web and have wireless access to content stored on your G-CONNECT wireless storage solution is to connect the drive via Ethernet to your home LAN (router)....
Drive is not recognized in Windows
What to do if your external g-technology drive is not recognized by Windows....
What is the recommended length of cable I can use with my G-SPEED eS?
We recommend no longer then a 1.5M ( 4.5 feet)  eSATA cable....
What do the activity LED colors mean on my G-DOCK?
There are two Activity LEDs on the front of the G-DOCK unit, with one located next to each drive bay....
How to find the g-technology drive on your computer
How to find the g-technology drive on Windows and Mac computers. ...
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....
Troubleshooting RocketRaid-based G-SPEED Setup Tips
This article contains information on how ot trouble shoot RocketRaid-based G-SPEED Setups....
Playing and Viewing Content
There are a variety of ways to play and View your content. The following methods highlight some of the recommended ways to view your content while travelling, at home, in the office or just on the go....