- macbook - External Seagate Hard drive for Mac - Compatibility - Ask Different
- To run the Seagate Expansion Hard Drive in Mac OS X
- How to format your hard drive
macbook - External Seagate Hard drive for Mac - Compatibility - Ask Different
To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I understand it would probably need reformatting but I just wanted to check incase the new OSX Posted on Nov 6, 2: Nov 6, 2: You might want to read this: You will need to format it though as it was formatted for use with the Windows Operating System. Directions for formatting the drive: Page content loaded.
Thanks for responding, I rang Seagate's helpline and they said that it should work fine as long as it's reformatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled Nov 6, 8: I've dragged a few files over onto it and played them directly from the drive and they work, I've also checked the Drive Info and it's showing that there is 2TB of space available Nov 6, 9: You can just go right ahead and use it. This tells me that the newer Segate models may already be ready out of the box because it recognized you were using a Mac and not a windows machine.
Nov 6, 3: Hi, I just checked and its Format: Windows NT Filesystem? How come it works if it's formatted as this?
The Mac can read and write some files to a Window NT file system. However, since the file system handles file characteristics differently that the Mac format you're likely to run into problems down the road. You can't use it for any iPhoto or Aperture library.
To run the Seagate Expansion Hard Drive in Mac OS X
L84 L84 2 8 Buyer beware! I have seen this kind of thing before where a manufacturer states only windows and even after reformatting the drive it doesn't work after a week or so.
Please consider looking for something that has the official "Made for Mac" logo. A perfect example of this is at: May 27 '14 at 6: Aren't disks just disks?
How to format your hard drive
To format an external hard drive on your Mac paraphrased from here: Find your external drive and select it. This will erase everything currently on the hard drive! IconDaemon Ian C.
It is a USB 3 drive so it will connect.