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Using RAID Modes

Using RAID Modes

The Configurator Utility

To change the RAID level for your G-SPEED Q, you will need a software utility from G-Technology called Configurator.

NOTE: YOU MUST CONNECT THE DRIVE VIA THE USB PORT TO USE CONFIGURATOR.

The utility is available on the enclosed CD or you can download it from the G-Technology website at www.g-technology.com/support

If you downloaded Configurator, you should launch it directly from the mounted Disk Image. If you copied Configurator from our CD, it is important that you copy it (by Option+dragging) to your Applications folder prior to running. Configurator will not work if you drag it to the Applications Folder and then launch.

Configure the RAID Mode

It is easy to configure the RAID mode with the following steps.

NOTE: Changing the RAID level will erase all data on the drive. Be sure all the material you want to save is backed up to a separate disk.

  1. Connect G-SPEED Q via its USB port and launch the Configurator utility. A window will appear asking you to disconnect all other external hard disks from your computer. This is important to ensure that Configurator does not affect other FireWire or USB devices on your system. configure


  2. Click on the Continue button. A window will appear telling you that Configurator is searching for G-SPEED Q. The search may take a few minutes.


  3. Once the utility finds your G-SPEED Q, the following window will appear. Select the RAID 5 (Protected) or RAID 0 (Performance) radio button. Then click the Configure button to continue.


  4. Two Warning windows will appear, letting you know that the following step will erase all of your data. Click the OK/Yes buttons to continue.



  5. A window will appear telling you the configuration is in progress.

    NOTE: After the configuration is complete, a system dialog box will warn that a device was not removed properly. Don’t worry about this message; just click OK.



  6. Configurator will indicate that the RAID configuration is complete. Click the Exit button to close the utility.


  7. Changing the RAID mode of the G-SPEED Q will require you to re-initialize the disk with the Disk Utility application. A Disk Insertion dialog box should appear. Click the Initialize button to launch Disk Utility.

If the Disk Insertion dialog does not appear, go to Application> Utilities and open the Disk Utility program.

Once Disk Utility is open, you are ready to initialize and partition G-SPEED Q for use with Mac.


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Article ID: 142 Article Created: 07-26-2013 19:24 PMLast Modified: 07-29-2013 13:28 PM

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