Packaging Package Contents Seagate Backup Plus Hub drive 4-foot 1. I went to the compatability site linked above, and it is actually a Windows 10 selling site, if you try to use the support, etc links, it seems to come back to the page that will sell you products for windows 10. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon. I was about to open the box and install the hard drive, but the messages indicate problems. Repair Seagate Backup Plus drive via First Aid If the above method doesn't work, it might refer to some file system errors on the Seagate Backup Plus drive. This is why it is best to plug the cable into the external drive first, have your Mac on and for you to be logged in. It's also safe to say that the drive's street pricing will be lower so maybe you'll want to wait a bit for a better deal.
Step 3: Shift to the General tab. Understand that if the files on the Backup Plus are the only copies of the files you have and you lose your Backup Plus drive then those files will be lost. Method 2: Run the Hardware Troubleshooter You might be able to solve some problems by running a troubleshooter that will automatically fix some common issues with hardware. There are several ways to go about being able to see and write to the Backup Plus drive. The drive's included backup software works well and is easy to use. Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive 71. The document is valid and the procedure for creating partitions is the same to create partitions whether you plan only ever to use the Backup Plus on a Mac.
So far things seem to be working. Please enter a valid email address. If you enter more than 5, your results will be truncated. Cons: These are Seagate Archive drives. Macs can see an file system, read the file system but cannot write to it.
Click on the links and scroll down to the Amazon Reviews. Slightly Newer Macs with Thunderbolt Ports Apple introduced the Thunderbolt ports with the 2011 Macbook Pro. Bottom Left hand corner is check box to Encrypt Backups Its at the bottom left corner of that screen. Maintaining updated Seagate External Hard Drive software prevents crashes and maximizes hardware and system performance. You may also try using a different cable.
And it should take you less than 15 minutes to do. Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery. My troubleshooter said the device was working properly. Note that running the diagnostic test does not modify any of your data. I have a document here on the site. Not available in all countries. If you do not want the Seagate Dashboard agent to start running when your computer starts, right-click the Seagate Dashboard icon and remove the checkmark next to Launch on Startup.
The first backup is a full backup and after that only the changes to your Mac are backed up. The Seagate Dashboard also has facilities to allow you to backup your social media accounts and to upload files from your Seagate drive directly to your social media accounts which may be useful for some. Not by much but the difference may be important to you. A support case 09362890 has been created that will reference your review and our response. The metal design allows you to slide the drive into your pocket, purse or briefcase and carry it with you. And the colors don't stop on the drive's chassis.
The drive is formatted for Windows computers. If there is a significant premium then I would forgo all that and get the Seagate Expansion. Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive M402. Take a look at this AskSeagate YouTube video to see how the software works and what the screens look like ahead of time. That Mac has Thunderbolt and type A ports so these drives will plug right into the type A port. Same problem with the Seagate Backup Plus drive. Once installed, this software offers some nifty ways to do backups.
The Plus notion means that the drive can do more than just regular local backups but also backing up users' online contents, such as Facebook profiles. The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated within specific categories. Step 2: Reformat Seagate Backup Plus drive 1. If there is a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it, then it indicates that there are some issues with it. Seagate Backup Plus drive shows up in Disk Utility If Seagate Backup Plus drive is listed in Disk Utility, then you can have a relief because it means your drive has no serious hardware problem.
But reformatting will erase all data stored on Seagate Backup Plus drive. Method 2: Update your driver with Device Manager You can also update your driver with Device Manager. Head down to the section on Format and Partition Seagate Backup Plus on Mac. F ollow the steps given below to check the status of the device in Device Manager. A pdf document with the Warranty information is also on the drive. Click the green checkmark to activate the backup plan. Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance.
The reason for this could be various and this page will illustrate the possible causes behind this problem briefly along with the solutions. Cons: None as of yet but only time will tell. What does Time Machine backup? It useful to give your Backup Plus drive or partition on your Backup Plus drive a name that helps you quickly identify it on the desktop. Seagate Expansion vs Backup Plus Security Neither drive has any special hardware or software that secures your data should your external hard drive get lost and fall into the wrong hands. At the time of writing the Seagate Expansion had over 9,000 reviews versus the Backup Plus over 15,000 reviews. This finally worked after I uninstalled everything I could find on my Surface 3 remotely related to Seagate.