2605 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2009 10:49 AM by The hatter
Check on TimeMachine specs, I thought it req'd GPT(GUID).
GPT is a better 'modern' partition format and features.
I've never been much of a fan or in favor of multi-interface, handy for home users.
G-Tech's advice. The only way to change a drive to GPT from APM is
click on drive (not volume partition)
change from "current partition" to anything else, ie, "free space"
So that the OPTIONS.... will be available at the bottom.
change to GUID and click APPLY
Change partitions to what you need. Mac OS Extended (journaling)
Destroys any data.
Things that worked in older Mac Pro may need firmware or driver updates. So your controller might - and please include things like what controller you use.
Thank you for your quick and very helpful reply. The controller is also G-Tech. It has 4 eSATA ports and came with the G-Speed es 4-TB unit that is made into RAID 5 for 3-TB storage. The G-Raid3 is 3TB and is used for backup for that.
I have downloaded the latest software or driver from their site. When they were telling me to redo the Partition as GUID they seemed to feel I was good to go. They know I am using their card.
TimeMachine has been doing it's thing on an APM drive for a long time. Don't mind changing it over and starting again - if that is good advice.