OS X :: Formatting Seagate Freeagent For Osx?

Dec 24, 2008

I've just bought a new Seagate Freeagent drive to replace my old one. I remember I had to follow a procedure to change it from FAT32 to OSX Extended, when I just press erase I get an error.

Can anyone help? I'm going out of my mind here.

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IMac :: Seagate Freeagent GO For Mac?

Aug 25, 2009

I purchased this

Seaagent Go Portable I guessed it would work with my 3 year old tiger iMac. However, it is not appearing on my desktop or in disk utility despite the lights being on. I have the 320 GB and it works just fine. I thought disk utility worked with any HDD?

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Jun 12, 2010

Hi, I bought a 160 gb Seagate FreeAgent Go 160gb a while back and it's formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It's working great but lately a lot of my friends have been wanting the files I have on my Mac and when I go to plug it into a PC it doesn't read the drive. Is there a format where I can plug it in on my Mac and add files and use them and then also plug it into a PC later and take the files off? Some of these files are pretty big.

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Jan 11, 2009

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Dec 30, 2008

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i stumbled upon seagate's FA Go series a while back and am thinking about buying the 500gb version. Amazon is currently running a special where you can get a free dock along with it. i have read multiple reviews that mention the dock and some say you need to use two USB cables with the dock, others say the ports just need to be powered.
the dock would be a nice accessory to have, but my MBP only has two USB ports and one is always being used for my keyboard. can the hard drive be used with only one USB while in the dock? or can it only be used with one USB when mounted by itself?

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Jan 23, 2010

I have heard of a lot of issues with Seagate desktop drives so I would never buy one, but I had never heard of problems with their laptop drives so I took a chance a while back and got a FreeAgent Go 640GB external at Fry's. I have it partitioned into 3 partitions, 2 for backups (L 10.5 and SL 10.6) and one for data. Lately it has gotten to where the SL partition will not automatically mount when I plug it into my aluminum iMac running either 10.5 or 10.6, and will only mount the SL partition when I bring up Disk Utility. When I try to eject the disk it just hangs after graying out the partitions in Finder. I have tried this with both 10.5 and 10.6, and with both keyboard ports and with rear panel ports with no difference. I am about to reformat the FreeAgent and start over again, but I thought I would ask first if anybody else has experienced anything like this.

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Hardware :: Seagate Freeagent Pro Not Recognized By OS 10.4.2?

Aug 18, 2008

After reading all the helpful hints i knew that when i had an issue i would come here. The day has come.

I'm running a home studio and I have a Freeagent Pro 500G model that streams my audio and midi to my Macbook Pro. (penryn 2008) Just the other day when i fired the equipment up, my external drive wasn't recognized by OSX. I don't understand why, because it seems to be spinning up and everything. I have tons of important sessions on this drive, and can't believe it might be dead. I've gone straight to the computer via firewire, into my interface via firewire and out again, tried absolutely everything. the drive just won't come up on my desktop! I tried flashing the PRAM, and i'm at my wits end now to come up with a solution, even if it's as temporary as backing up the data on the drive! Too much money is at stake to be messing around with it right now. I can say that I'm totally buying a Glyph as soon as i get this figured out.

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Feb 3, 2012

I have a portable hard drive, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB.  It says it's works with both PC & Mac.  Can I use it to backup my Macbook which has OS X version 10.5.8? 

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Jan 2, 2010

I have a Seagate Freeagent Go 750GB that my Mac won't recognise. I can't afford to lose the contents. The drive was recognised until recently and is still seen by Disk Utility, but won't display a desktop icon to access the contents. I've run Disk Utility many times and it won't fix the problem. I've followed all the steps in the knowledgebase articles. I've tried to use Seagate's diagnostics software, but without success. I've followed all steps in their knowledgebase.Purchased 26 May 2008, S/N 5QD375A2 P/N 9NK2A6-51 (though difficult to read as very small)(OSX 10.5.8, 2.16 Ghz Intel.

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Jul 27, 2009

I just bought a Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1TB.

After I went home, I checked online and found all these horrid stories about how this HDD crashed after just a month, or two months, or even 2 weeks (there are like 10+ stories about this problem).

What bugs me more is that on the box it is actually written "Designed for Windows Vista" (which I didn't read before buying, a lesson I learned for future reference) so I'm afraid that it won't work that well on Mac OS X.
I did find out that it works on Mac and I only need to format the drive, but I think, logically, if it works as well for Macs, why did they have to put a label that indicates it was designed for Windows?

I want to know this product IS that bad.
I haven't opened the seal or the plastic at all, just in case everyone says it is that bad and I should to return it to the shop.

I'm using a 15" MBP (not the NEW MBP), Mac OS X v10.5.7

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Mar 25, 2010

I bought i Seagate Free Agent go for Mac 250 GB with firewire 800. ModelNr is: ST902503FJA105-RK

My Macbook Pro 13" recognize the harddrive fine over the FW 800 port, but after a few seconds it unmounts automaticly with an error message There is no difference if i use the docking station or the other firewire cable.

USB connection works fine. Any ideas how i get fw 800 to work?

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Jun 5, 2010

I have this drive: [URL]

I don't have my mac yet, it's on it's way. I wanted to know if I can just use my current 'for pc' drive in my mac if I connect it up and format it? I can't tell if the difference between the pc and mac versions is just to do with how they are pre formatted and the software that comes with them, or if i can just format the pc version with my mac and use that.

Basically, I just want my music and videos on a portable drive that I can move between my mac and pc. Is there a better way?

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Sep 19, 2007

I just bought a

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I wanted to get it going immediately, and living in NYC I also bought the only PCI-X card I could find from Tekserve, a

Lacie Sata II 3Gb/s PCI-X Card 4E

I installed the card and driver on my Powermac G5 Dual 2.0, (10.4.10), and although System Profiler recognizes the card on the PCI bus, it will not recognize the drive through the Esata connection. I tried all four of the ports, and nothing. Disk utility shows nothing there.

The G5 does recognize the drive through the USB 2.0 connection.

I don't know whether this card is compatible or not, and I can't find any information on what would be online.

Does anyone know how I can get the eSata to work?

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Jan 13, 2009

i am new to this forum and everybody seams nice, but i have come over a problem, my ibook g4 1.33ghz, 512 ram, 40 GB harddrive, 12.1 inch runing leopard 10.5.6. is now not verifying my external harddrive i have a seagate freeagent pro 500 GB. it was working fine for almost a half of a year. i know that the harddrive has a 5 year worinty but i dont want to lose all my stuff on the harddrive because i have most of my stuff on there like all of my photography stuff. and it asks me if i want to verify the drive or repair the drive and i tryed both of them and it says it failed both so then its telling me to back all of the files up and erase the disk and i dont have anywere to put all my files because the internal 40 GB harddrive isnt enough space to back it all up. so what i would like to know if there is another way to do this ?

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Seems like pretty good deal, although only 2 reviews it seems to be very good. I heard a lot of good things about Seagate, especially their warranty.

I was leaning towards WD but I've heard a lot of reliabilities issues with their MyBook's actually.

Anyone have this drive? I would go 1.5 TB but I hear current HDD technology isn't up to snuff yet to make another more than 1 TB reliable .. though that could be false.

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Jun 15, 2010

It's about 2 years old and been working fine. Now it won't mount on my Imac (tried it on 3 computers). It is not seen by disk utility or system profiler. I tried resetting PRAM. I am on OS 10.5.8.

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Jul 31, 2008

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Sep 21, 2010

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OS X :: Freeagent For Mac Doesn't Mount After 10.5.6 Update?

Dec 17, 2008

I'm sorry to say that all was OK until.. I updated OS to 10.5.6 two days ago.. and my external 1T Seagate Freeagent Desktop for Mac stopped mounting on Firewire.
It will mount on USB, it will mount on FW when Mac is restarted, but will not when you boot up after your system was shut down.
I tried to reformat, repair the disk, repair permissions and nothing worked.

Somebody posted that you should disconnect your Firewire stuff before OS update? Is this correct?

Can anyone please suggest anything as I don't want to end up having this HD hooked with USB...

Alternatively how can I revert to the OS before the update? Is restoring from Time Machine the only solution?

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Mar 8, 2009

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Mar 7, 2008

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i know it's alot of macs in a small timeframe but i love macs and always want to upgrade...which brings me to my next question..

Has anyone tried the Seagate Hybrid XT SSD, 7200RPM?

I want the performance of an ssd but not the high price tag. If someone is running this drive, I would like to hear about your experience with it.

I don't use my computer for editing, just browsing, notes and e-mail. However i am very curious about boot times. I love how fast an ssd boots up, and since i don't run any data intensive apps at all, i think a hybrid drive may be all that I need.

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Sep 10, 2010

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Dec 7, 2010

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Dec 24, 2010

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Jun 13, 2009

Is anyone having trouble with the above drive since the update?

I'm using it (Barracuda 7200.11 - 1TB) to house my home directory on my MacPro 2008, in one of the Internal Bays. Since the update I'm having trouble with folders and files going missing, countless freezes, preferences going missing, Time Machine dying.... it's practically crippled my Mac. A couple of times on restart it's failed to see the HD with the home directory on it, so, power down... restart... and everything has magically returned to normal.

The occasions it has worked I've checked out it's status using TechTool Pro 5 and it says everything is fine. 2 mins later - freeze.... restart.... I've tried the combo install. No joy.

The drives are only a couple of months old.... someone tell me it's not just me!

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Aug 27, 2014

I'm having an issue with my Seagate backup plus for mac.  It is an external hard drive and when I tried to find a place to post this on Seagate, I could not find one.  I've had the same issue in the past, but I'm now wondering if it's my computer causing the issue. 

I have OS Mavericks, OS X 10.9.4. 

So, I connect the external hard drive and everything seems okay for a few minutes, but then the hard drive is ejected unexpectedly and the message comes up "Disk Not Ejected Properly" and will do this every time I plug it in now.  I'm also not able to access any of the files on it - when I click to open the hard drive on my desktop, it freezes up in finder until the disk is ejected improperly once more. 

I had an issue last summer with the same hard drive where it was not mounted correctly.  After a painfully long time with Seagate customer service, it was determined that I needed to update the firmware on the disk.  After doing this, the hard drive worked great until now.  Thinking it might be a similar issue, I double checked the firmware update available from Seagate and according to them, my hard drive is up to date.  Before I did that, I checked Disk Utility once again and the disk image still appears to be mounted, so I don't believe it's necessarily the same issue. 

Below I copied and pasted an excerpt from the log available through disk utility.  The last two lines (which I made red) are where the disk becomes ejected from the computer. 

2014-08-27 20:40:30 -0500: Disk Utility started. 

2014-08-27 20:40:45 -0500: Verifying and repairing partition map for “Seagate Backup+ Mac SL Media”

2014-08-27 20:40:45 -0500: Starting repair tool:

2014-08-27 20:40:45 -0500: Checking prerequisites

[Code] .....

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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