- Answered by Stephanie B
- 4 Nov 2019
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this compatible with MacOS 10.15 Catalina?)
41 Questions + 19 Answers
Compatible with Catalina?
I'm looking for an external hard drive that will work with both a MacBook and the new iPad Pro 11".
This one won’t work with the iPad Pro as it’s not supported (I have it and the iPad Pro). It says “Cannot read the connected storage media” formatted as APFS.
No. It's a hard drive.
I want to use this drive to perform Time Machine backups attached to my Airport Extreme Router.
2012 late w/server
Yes, it can.
I would like to purchase asap
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~140MBytes/s read & write.
(I have the 5TB space grey one, and tested with Blackmagic Speed Test; other sizes will be the same, BTW.)
All USB 3 single drive portable (non-SSD) spinning HDD's, using either USB-A or USB-C, at 5Gbit or 10Gbit connections will feature similar maximum speeds when empty. Towards the end, as they fill to around 70-80% data stored on them, they typically lose some speed, so when only ~20% left they'll normally slow a bit.
If you need higher speeds in this form factor (say ~500MBytes read/writes) you'll need a portable SSD of some sort, handily including the SSD versions of this LaCie model, though at significantly higher cost, of course.
Whichever type you get; all these early-2019 LaCie 'Mobile Drive' models look nice, though!