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.
How to set up a RAID 1?

To create a RAID 1 set, open the Disk Utility program. This application is located on your hard drive under Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.

1. The Disk Utility window will appear. Your G-DOCK will be displayed in the left-hand column. Information about the drive displays at the bottom of the window.

2. Select the RAID tab to view the RAID options.

3. Select G-DRIVE ev by clicking its icon in the left-side column. You want to choose the volume icon, not the disk icon. The volume is a partition that the Mac OS recognizes.

4. In the RAID Set Name field, name the drive. Make that name relevant to the content that it's holding. For instance, you could name it by the project and add a date.

5. From the RAID Type menu, choose Mirrored Raid Set.

6. To create the RAID set, from the left-side column, drag the two “disk" icons into the empty list area. You will now see "disk1" and "disk2" in that list.

7. Note that the estimated size goes to 1 TB of capacity, instead of 2 TB. You only see the capacity of one drive because it's copied (or mirrored) on the second drive.

8. Click the Create button in the lower right corner of the window. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to erase the G-DOCK partition.

WARNING: THIS NEXT STEP WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR DRIVE.

9. Click the Create button to continue. A progress bar in the lower right corner of the window will show the progress of the disk's reformatting.

10. On your computer desktop, you will now see a drive icon. This represents the RAID 1 volume, and indicates the paired mode of your two G-DOCK ev cartridges

11. The Disk Utility window will show the results. There are two 1 TB drives that are paired as "RAID slices." Their total capacity is listed as 1 TB.

12. Quit the Disk Utility program.

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 83 Article Created: 06-25-2013 15:48 PMLast Modified: 04-03-2014 18:20 PM

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

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How do I initialize G-RAID?
How to initialize G-RAID on Macintosh or Windows system....
Using RAID Modes
This article contains instructions on how to use G-Technology RAID Configuration Utility....
I moved a lot of files to the trash, but the computer says my disk is full, why?
Simply throwing files or folder to the trash does not delete it from the hard drive. This is done so that one can recover a file or folder that may have been thrown in the trash....
I want to use my G-Technology drive on BOTH Mac and Windows
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating System. To use these drives on both Windows and Mac platforms, you have two options....
I can’t access the GUI
 This article contains information for troubleshotting GUI access using your G-SPEED eS....
Replace a Failed Drive Module/Rebuilding RAID 5 for G-SPEED Q
  ...
Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?
   ...
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. ...
Adding files through the Web Application
You may upload files directly to the device by using the G-CONNECT Web Application Upload feature. ...
How do I restore the look of my drive icon after I've formatted my G-Technology drive on the Mac?
 Follow these instructions to restore the look of your G-Technology drive icons after formatting on Mac....