Switching between MAC & PC

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Switching between MAC & PC

Postby sonny75 » Sep 7th, '12, 18:24

Which G drive model(s) allow easy switch (plug & play) b/w MAC & PC? It seems that not all drives are compatible and I'm not sure if moving b/w platforms is as simple as plug & play. Thanks.

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Re: Switching between MAC & PC

Postby Kenny M » Sep 13th, '12, 13:05

Hello Sonny75,

G-Technology products are formated for Mac out of the box but with a reformat they can be configured for cross platform use. Currently there are two formats that will allow read and write access for both OS:

FAT32 (MS-DOS): Limited to no single file over 4GB, Works with all versions of Windows and Mac OS.

exFAT: Requires a exFAT update for Windows XP, natively supported by Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Requires Mac OS 10.6.5+.

Please follow the link below for the steps on formating a G-Drive to FAT32:
http://www.g-technology.com/kbase/users ... gory_id=22
*If supported these instructions can be used for formating to exFAT.

Lastly there is the option of adding support with third party applications.
Mac formated drive support for Windows: http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/standard/
NTFS formated drive support for Mac: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

Kenny M
G-Technology Technical Support

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