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    • Sims Carter
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    G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    I just bought an external 6TB G-Technology G-Drive USB 3.0 to edit a couple of narrative short films.

    I'm on a PC (Windows 7) and I formatted the drive to NTFS, but it's reading as "HFSJ"?

    Is this okay or will I run into problems down the line?

    And if this is an issue that can't be fixed, what drive would you recommend?

     

    Thanks!

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  • Mon, Jun 14 2021 12:34 AM In reply to

    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    You probably didn't "clean" the drive before formatting. The head of the drive probably still registers the HFS Journaled partition.

    The only way to fix it is to clean the drive in DiskPart, thus deleting the data.

    https://www.buffalotech.com/knowledge-base/cleaning-a-disk-in-windows-7-using-diskpart

     

    I highly recommend backing up the drive and cleaning it and formatting it correctly.

     

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  • Mon, Jun 14 2021 8:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    Thank, Dom!  Just tried it and got this error:

    "DiskPart has encountered an error: The I/O operation has been aborted becase of either a threat exit or an application request.

    See the System Event Log for more information."

     

     

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  • Tue, Jun 15 2021 6:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    Any idea where I could troubleshoot this issue? Thanks!

    I can't seem to get past this error.

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  • Tue, Jun 15 2021 9:37 PM In reply to

    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    Try hooking up to a Mac and wiping it on that first.

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  • Tue, Jun 15 2021 11:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    The G-Technology web site has a couple of things.

    This one is about the same as Dom's post. Uses diskpart from a cmd prompt to clean the disk.
    https://support-en.g-technology.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/663/related/1

    They also have a Windows Format Wizard download. I have never used this... they call it "New".
    https://support.g-technology.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en

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  • Tue, Jun 15 2021 11:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    Thanks, Pat!  Any particular way? (since Mac doesn't have diskpart?)

    There's no option to re-format it as ntfs in disk utility.

    Only mac options or ex-fat, which won't work because the drive is 6tb.

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  • Wed, Jun 16 2021 3:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    After a loing back & forth, the G-Technology rep suggested that something is wrong with the drive... so I've returned the drive and they're going to replace it.

    So when I get the NEW drive tomorrow...

    What are best pratices to get this to NTFS?

    1. First, cleaning the drive via Diskpart on the PC?

    2. And then formatting the drive afterwards (also on the PC)?

    Correct?

     

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  • Fri, Jun 18 2021 6:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    Been chatting with G-Technology for the past two hours to simply reformat this drive as NTFS.

    Diskpart... delete volume... nothing seemed to be working (constant errors) to the point the tech on the chat gave up and said it must be a faulty drive. 2 faulty drives in a row? That's highly unlikely.

    But I tried one last thing and finally got it to work in case anyone else out there is having the same issues:

     

    Had to first plug it into a Macbook and format it to ExFat using the Disk Utility.

    Then I had to plug it into my PC and in Disk Management, right click on ExFat Partition and hit format to NTFS.

    Not sure why simply formatting a drive to NTFS is such a challenge. haha

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  • Fri, Jun 18 2021 7:45 PM In reply to

    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    Not done it for a while but you used to be able to use the disc untility to mark the drive as unformated or RAW I think.

     

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  • Sat, Jun 19 2021 7:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: G-Drive - HFSJ vs NTFS?

    With external hard disks designed as stupid-proof for the average Mac user, and therefore more difficult to use for the average PC user, I boot from a bootable CD/USB stick running Linux and partition the drive using gparted.

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