Seagate 1TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for Mac100 results found

Q: How to get Seagate external HD (Backup Plus Slim) connected to Time Machine?

I just downloaded software to format a new Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard drive , but get they message from Time Machine: The backup disk is not in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format, which is required. What should I do to get them to "talk?"...

Bluetooth: Unreliable wireless performance may occur when USB 3.0 external devices are close

Bluetooth enabled keyboards and mice may not pair or connect consistently, or audio from Bluetooth enabled earphones or speakers may be choppy. This can happen if certain external USB 3.0 devices are too close to your Mac ....

Q: unable to partition external hard drive in disk utility

on El Capitan disk utility does not allow partitioning of a new external hard drive . When will this be fixed?  Is there a work around. With I TB seagate disk, and I cannot partition?  That is not helpful. Marilyn Mini mac   late 2014  2.6 Ghz Intel core i 5 Memory 8GB El Capitan ...

Q: Renamed a folder on an external hard drive and the folder was gone the next time the hard drive was inserted

I recently renamed a folder (contaning videos about 30Gb in total) on an external hard drive . I had acces to the folder after the rename and pressed clean up by name, still had acces to the folder though. I afterwards ejected the hard drive and plugged it into my PC and the folder was missing. Plugged the external hard drive back into the mac and the folder was gone. How can I find the folder again?...

Q: My Seagate Hard Drive can't be written on

My Hard Drive Is NTFS Formatted and I don't want to format it because it has over 500 GB of my important mac backups with important things in the folders. I don't know how this happens but sometimes my mac lets me write on that hard drive and i'm like ***. Please tell me whats going on!...

Q: Erasing hard drive - Disk utilities

I am trying to sell my MacBook Pro.  I have followed all the steps necessary to prepare the device to sell, except wipe the hard drive clean.  I would like to do a secure wipe to ensure none of my information is accessible.  However, while in Disk Utilities, after I click on the disk I would like to erase, then the Erase tab, the necessary buttons/tabs for security options aren't illuminated.  I'm not able to actually click on anything under the erase tab.  Please help, I have a buyer ready!...

Q: My MacAir always says hard drive disk full

Someone help! I have erased everything I could think of off of my mac book air but it always says hard drive storage is full. What do I do it is affecting my speed always has the spinning colored wheel. What do I do to erase the storage on the hard drive ??...

Q: Can you run USB-C external hard drives on a Thunderbolt 3 port?

Hi! Am looking at purchasing a 2017 iMac 5K (2 Thunderbolt 3 ports).  Want to know if I can run bus-powered USB C external hard drives /SSDs.  There are very few Thunderbolt 3 small form factor bus powered hard drives or SSDs.  I understand that I will not get full Thunderbolt 3 performance but it would be nice to use USB C devices until Thunderbolt 3 ones become more prevalent....

Q: Is a RAID external hard drive a good choice for Time Machine Backup drive?

I am replacing an old external hard drive used as my Time Machine.  I am considering buying a RAID drive.  Forgetting price, is this a smart choice?   i have an iMac (2013 vintage).                  ...

Q: Iphone backups don't show up in device preferences after moving to external hard drive

A few weeks ago I moved my iPhone back up location to my external hard drive using this tutorial http://osxdaily.com/2016/03/04/ backup -iphone-to- external - hard - drive - mac /   I can't remember, but I THINK at the time I was able to back it up after doing that.   Now I tried to back it up and I got this error: "iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the backup was corrupt or not compatible with the iPhone."   When I look at my backups in Devices Preferences there's nothing there:     What's...

Q: Change iPhone backup to external hard drive?

How do i change the back up location for my iTunes/iPhone back up from my internal drive to an attached external hard drive .?  My internal drive does not have enough space.  Thank you!...

Q: I want to backup my phone to an external hard drive.

I want to backup my phone to external hard drive . Where is the setting to direct backups to specific folder?...

iTunes for Mac: Use iPod as an external hard drive

Use iPod as an external hard drive If you have space available on your iPod, you can store any kind of file (such as a text document or picture) on it. You can, for example, use your iPod to copy a file from one computer to another. You can also see the files stored on an iPod on your desktop. Note: These instructions are for iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle only. Store or view files Connect your device to your computer. Click the Device button, then click Summary (or Settings). Select...

Q: Can an external drive with a USB 3.0 connect to my old (Late 2009) iMac?

I am looking to add an external hard drive to my iMac. I'm not sure what type of USB it has. The system report under "About this Mac " lists just " USB ", not USB 2.0 so I assume it's a first generation version. Can I use an adapter to make a 3.0 device work? I know I will not gain the speed of the 3.0 but I'd rather get that so I have it for longer, in case I upgrade my computer at some point....

iMovie '11: Copy or move video from your Event Library to an external hard disk

To save space on your computer’s hard disk , you can move Events from your video library to an external hard disk ....

iTunes for Windows: Use iPod as an external hard drive

Use iPod as an external hard drive If you have space available on your iPod, you can store any kind of file (such as a text document or picture) on it. You can, for example, use your iPod to copy a file from one computer to another. You can also see the files stored on an iPod on your desktop. Note: These instructions are for iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle only. Store or view files Connect your device to your computer. Click the Device button, then click Summary (or Settings). Select...

AirPort Utility: Share a USB hard disk on your network

You can use a USB hard disk to access, share, and store files and data.

iMovie '11: Copy or move a project to an external hard disk

You can copy or move your video projects in iMovie to a compatible external hard disk .

Q: How to Format A Portable Hard Drive for Mac and PC

Sorry Apple community, but my main computer is a PC. Unfortunately, it's being repaired and I won't have it for 6 weeks. So, for that time, my Mac has become my main computer. However, I'm running into issues with my WD Passport. I can't write to it. It looks like that might be the result of my hard drive being formatted for PC. (I had the hard drive and have been using it long before getting a Mac , was even a thought).   I have Paragon NTFS installed on my Seagate hard drive to be able to use...

Windows 8: "Uninstall the USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver" alert when upgrading from Windows 7

When upgrading from Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 8, an alert may appear offering to uninstall the USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver and stating it is not compatible with Windows 8....

Q: External Hard Drive usable in Windows, but not even showing in System Information on Mac

My external WD Passport USB has been working absolutely fine in Windows 10, but has not been showing recently in my Mac . I've force formatted the Hard Drive to exFAT in Windows, and is still working and usable. But on my Macbook Pro (MacOS High Sierra), the drive isn't visible in diskutil, Disk Utility or even System Information (The USB Bus isn't showing). The drive still spins, and the activity light is constant - but as far as I can tell it looks dead. This is a new one for me, and I have no...

Q: portable hard drive

Can a portable hard drive USB 3.0 work with my 2011 Macbook pro.  And can you suggest a model that would be best. I know very little, and just want to back my computer up as easily as possible with out 'reformatting' or anything else.  Thank you so much!...

Q: External hard drive not mounting on OS X Sierra

From the time I updated my Mac Book Air to OS Sierra, external hard drive isn't mounting. Although I can find the same in 'disk utility'. In the disk utility, it shows external hard drive is full while more than half of it is empty. It doesn't appear on desktop. I can't access any files from it. I have installed the latest NEFT for Mac from the Segate website. I ran 'first aid' and it shows no errors. It is not working still. Could you please help me with this?   Macbook Air (13 inch, mid 2013...

Q: New Hard Drive: USB Install boots to Magic Mouse/Keyboard on screen?

Hey, will try to be as clear as possible here:   - I inherited an iMac (Early 2008) which had a corrupted hard drive according to the previous owner. - After attempting to fix that HD with recovery partition, external USB boot, and asking on this forum for advice; I was told to quit trying to repair the old busted one and get a new one. - I ordered a compatible HD and opened up the iMac, replacing the old one and closing everything back up. So far so good. - I boot up using my USB Recovery Disk...

Q: I just updated to 10.12.6 and now my external hard drive is "read only" by my MacBook Air. It worked fine before the update. How do I fix this?!

I just updated to 10.12.6 and now my external hard drive is "read only" by my MacBook Air. It worked fine before the update. How do I fix this?!...

Q: Export iCloud Photos to External Hard Drive

I am trying to back up my photos from my iPhone 6S+ to an external harddrive. Although I use iCloud to backup my photos and have "Optimize iPhone Storage" selected in Settings > iCloud > Photos. I tried using Image Capture but photos saved in iCloud do not show up that way. I do not have enough storage left on my phone or Mac to have "Download and Keep Orignals" selected. Is there a way to export photos saved in iCloud directly to the external harddrive? (But also keep the photos in iCloud)...

Q: Why can't I access my external hard drive?

Hi all,   I'm having some trouble with my external hard drive . In short, the device is not appearing/mounting anywhere on my desktop. I've taken a look at the Disk Utility and it's not being recognized at all. I tried restarting the computer, resetting the NVRAM and ran a couple other checks to no avail. I looked at the Console app under Utilities which was mostly all confusing computer jargon to me, but I read online to use the "errors and faults" capabilty to identify the issue. I've attached...

Q: I just backed up my time machine onto an external hard drive. I want to check to make sure my photos are safe before deleting them from my laptop.

I just used time machine to back up my files to an external hard drive . I want to check and make sure all my photos were transferred before deleting them from my laptop. how do I do that ?...

Q: Moving photos AND iPhoto library to external hard drive.

When I upgraded to Yosemite, I migrated my iPhoto library to Photos. I now want to move my Photos library to my external hard drive to free up space. I did this by dragging the libraries from my Pictures folder and then following the instructions to create a new Systems Library. However, when I open Photos I only have the pictures that I have taken since upgrading. None of my iPhoto library is there despite being migrated.   How do I get all of my photos in to one Photos library on my external ...

Q: iPhoto to Photos from external hard drive

The error said something about permissions and I found something giving me the solution, but now I'm getting the error that I don't have enough disk space, which leads me to believe it's trying to import all my photos from my external hard drive onto the computer.  I don't want this.   How can I find out if the drive is formatted MacOS Extended? I can tell you it's a Seagate Backup Plus Drive that plugs in through USB .  I assume I have Time Machine doing the back up - I set it up quite...

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