Using your G-Technology drive on Windows and Mac tip

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Using your G-Technology drive on Windows and Mac tip

Postby Kenny M » Sep 20th, '12, 15:18

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/
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Re: Using your G-Technology drive on Windows and Mac tip

Postby thewolfe » Jun 22nd, '13, 11:31

Have a PC and thinking about buying the G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile USB 2.0 and not sure on re-format. Can I re-format it to NTFS so it will work with Win7?

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Re: Using your G-Technology drive on Windows and Mac tip

Postby Dustin F » Jun 25th, '13, 07:11

Hi thewolfe,

Thanks for posting. Yes the drive can be reformatted into NTFS which would make it windows compatible only. exFAT is recommended if you are looking to use on MAC and PC, but if you are only planning on using on windows NTFS is fine.
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