Sandisk Professional G-Drive ArmorATD is a portable, cost-effective, and reliable external hard drive that allows you to back up your data from anywhere at any time. It is designed for both Windows and Mac users, and it is ready to use straight out of the box.
The key features that make G-DRIVE EHD unique and suitable for all your backup needs are:
Dust and Water Resistance
Triple Layer Shock Resistance
Resistance up to 1000 pounds of pressure
USB Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0 compatible
Read speeds up to 140MB/s
Storage Capacity of up to 5GB
Although the Armor ATD External Hard Drive comes with great features, it lacks some software suite and hardware-based encryption. The drive may require reformatting to use on your Windows computer.
Now, let’s see how to set up your SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD EHD hard drive on your computer.
Sandisk G Technology Armoratd- Setup Guide
Switch on your computer if it is turned off.
Connect your SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD external hard drive to the Windows 10 computer using a USB cable.
Now, verify and reformat the drive to use it on your computer.
Follow the instructions below for the same.
Open the Disk Management app.
Verify the connected drive.
After doing that, erase it using the CMD app.
Refer to the screenshot below for the same.
Once the drive is erased, you can see the red down arrow beside the drive name in the Disk Management window.
Right-click on the disk area and choose the Initialize Disk option.
Now, the dialog box titled “Initialize Disk” will open.
Choose your disk name under the “Select disks” section.
Go to the “Use the following…” section.
Choose the GPT (GUID Partition Table) option by clicking the checkbox beside it.
Click OK to continue the reformat process.
Now, move the cursor over the Unallocated drive and right-click on it.
Select the New Simple Volume option.
Now, the New Simple Volume Wizard will open.
Choose the “Format this volume…” option in the opened window.
Type the G-Drive command in the Volume Label field and click Next.
Reformat the drive by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
If you’re using a Mac, connect your drive to it using the USB cable. Open Disk Utility on your computer. Check if the drive is recognized. If yes, it is ready to use. The SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD external hard drive comes formatted with HFS+.
So, you can use the drive straight out of the box on Mac. However, if you wish to format the drive with exFAT, follow the instructions below.
Open the Disk Utility app if it is closed.
Locate the connected ArmorATD drive under the External section and click on it.
Now, your drive details will be displayed on your right-hand side of the screen.
Click on the Erase button at the top of the screen.
Now, a pop-up dialog box titled “Erase…” will open.
Type the format name in the Name field.
Choose the exFAT option from the Format drop-down menu.
Ensure that the GUID Partition Map option is selected as the Scheme type.
Finally, click the Erase button to reformat the drive.
Contact us if you need instant support in connecting and setting up the SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE AromorATD drive on your Windows/Mac computer. To know about the setup process for the Western Digital ArmorLock, then visit our page using given link.