The Right Format

For Your Windows® Workflow

On location and in the studio, we know that workflow efficiency is priority. Whether you’re working with the latest macOS or Windows® based computer, we’re delivering the right tools to help keep your media and creativity moving.

All You Need is Windows?

Are you committed to Windows-only?* Reformatting your G-Technology drive is easy. Just click on G-Technology Format Wizard button below and follow the instructions.

WARNING: All data will be removed from the drive during reformatting to NTFS. Please back up all data prior to reformatting your drive.

*Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

All You Need is Windows?

Are you committed to Windows-only?* Reformatting your G-Technology drive is easy. Just click on G-Technology Format Wizard button below and follow the instructions.

WARNING: All data will be removed from the drive during reformatting to NTFS. Please back up all data prior to reformatting your drive.

*Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

The Best of Both Creative Worlds

In today’s creative world, you can walk into many studios and see a blend of macOS and Windows based computers as creatives continue to prefer one system over the other. We love to see such platform inclusiveness, however there is one major barrier. How do you move media from one system to another without wasting time or corrupting files?

With HFS+ for Windows by Paragon, you get read and write access for your new HFS+ formatted G-Technology drive in compatible Windows and macOS based computers without having to reformat the drive. By eliminating the hassle of multiple steps to transfer media files from one system to another, your creative workflow will be simpler and more efficient. And because you do not have to reformat the drive, existing data is not deleted when installing this software.

*Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Mac and Only Mac!

Using a Mac-only workflow?* Your drive is ready to go, so let’s start creating.

*Compatible with macOS 10.11+

Mac and Only Mac!

Using a Mac-only workflow?* Your drive is ready to go, so let’s start creating.

*Compatible with macOS 10.11+

FAQ

Q: If I already see the software install on my drive, do I need to download anything from the website?

A: No. If you see G-UTILITIES in your drive folder, you already have the software install available on your drive. Simply open the file and you will see instructions along with the software install.  

Q: I'm a Windows user and do not see anything when I plug in my drive. What should I do?

ACLICK HERE to download the HFS+ for Windows by Paragon software on each Windows system on which you will be using the drive. Once HFS+ for Windows by Paragon in installed, you will see your G-Technology drive on your Windows system and you will have read and write access from both Windows and macOS based computers. 

Q: I'm a Mac user and do not plan on using my G-Technology drive with the Windows OS nor do I plan to share my drive with a Windows OS user. Do I need to install anything?

A: No. You are all set and ready to start creating! Your G-Technology drive is designed ready-to-use for macOS and does not require any additional setup or install.    

Q: I'm a Mac user and want to remove the G-UTILITIES partition from my drive. Can I remove this?

A: Yes, the G-UTILITIES partition can be removed. Go to your Disk Utility, highlight G-UTILITIES and click on the minus button to remove the partition.

Q: What's the difference between the HFS+ for Windows by Paragon install and the G-Technology Format Wizard install?

A: The HFS+ for Windows by Paragon install allows users to read and write to their compatible G-Technology drives across both macOS and Windows computers. By installing HFS+ for Windows by Paragon, you can easily share your drive with compatible macOS and Windows based computer users. The good thing about the HFS+ for Windows by Paragon option is that your current data on the drive will not be deleted or changed during the install since the drive is not being reformatted. Learn more about the Paragon install here: https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows/.

The G-Technology Format Wizard install is for users who want to reformat their drives for use with Windows systems only. By installing the G-Technology Format Wizard, you will only be able to access your G-Technology drive on Windows systems.

WARNING: if you choose to install the G-Technology Format Wizard, your drive will be reformatted to NTFS resulting in data loss of any current data you have on your drive. Please back up your drive before installing the G-Technology Format Wizard.

Q: I have an older G-Technology drive with data already on it. Can I share my files with a Windows OS user?

A: Yes. Just have the Windows OS user download and install HFS+ for Windows by Paragon on their Windows system for read and write access to your drive. And because the drive isn't being reformatted, the existing data will not be changed or deleted.

Q: Which Windows OS versions are supported with the HFS+ for Windows by Paragon install?

A: The Paragon install supports Windows 10, 8 and 7.

Compatible G-Technology Drives

G-DRIVE mobile
G-DRIVE mobile USB-C
G-DRIVE ev RaW
G-DRIVE ev RaW SSD
G-DRIVE mobile SSD
G-DRIVE mobile Pro SSD
G-DRIVE USB-C
G-DRIVE
with Thunderbolt 3
G-DRIVE PRO SSD
G-DRIVE USB
G-RAID
with Thunderbolt 2
G-RAID
with Thunderbolt 3
G-SPEED Shuttle
with Thunderbolt 3
G-SPEED Shuttle
with ev Series Bay Adapters
G-SPEED Shuttle
SSD
G-SPEED Shuttle XL
with Thunderbolt 2
G-SPEED Shuttle XL
with ev Series Bay Adapters (Thunderbolt 2)
G-SPEED Shuttle XL
with Thunderbolt 3
G-SPEED Shuttle XL
with ev Series Bay Adapters (Thunderbolt 3)