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How do I initialize G-RAID?

MAC OS X Systems
Download the G-RAID Installation Guide

Windows XP Systems
Click here for instructions on Formatting for Windows System
How to initialize a hard drive on Windows XP

 


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Article ID: 6 Article Created: 08-06-2009 21:50 PMLast Modified: 05-21-2013 09:37 AM

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