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 Mini came with a Y shaped cable, what is this for?

The Y shaped USB cable can be used if your G-Drive Mini is connected to your computer via the USB port but is unable to mount causing a clicking sound every second or so.

This happens when the onboard USB bus is unable to provide enough power to the G-Drive Mini. In these cases, it sometimes helps to use the Y shaped cable to draw more power from a second USB port.

In some rare cases, computers still are unable to provide adequate amount of power to get the external drive to mount. In these cases, an optional power adapter will need to be used. This adapter can be purchased from G-Technology using the following link: http://g-technology.com/Products/Accessories.cfm

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 26 Article Created: 08-06-2009 21:50 PMLast Modified: 05-21-2013 07:16 AM

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

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Can I use 3rd party hard drives in my GSafe/GSpeed units?
   ...
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... ...
Copying Content to G-CONNECT
G-CONNECT can be accessed in several ways. Depending on your needs and location, you can use one or all of the following methods to upload content to your G-CONNECT....
How to format your drive for use with both Windows and Mac (FAT 32)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for both Windows and Mac...
Formatting NTFS for Windows
 This article contains information on how to format your G-Technology Hard Drive in NTFS for use with Windows....
How do I change the RAID settings on my G-SPEED Studio R?
 Step by step instructions on how to change the RAID settings....
External Drive Troubleshooting - Windows
Basic External Drive Troubleshooting steps for Windows. ...
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....
Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?
   ...
On Windows 7/Vista I cannot see my drive in Computer
  ...