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HELP! How to get Mac to recognise Seagate 'Expansion' External Hard Drive???


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I have a macbook, running on Snow Leopard. I also have an Airport Extreme base which is working flawlessly.

I purchased a Seagate 'Expansion' model External Hard Drive for backing up files. I was told by the sales assistant to plug it into the Airport Extreme and it should prompt me to do the rest. Ok I took it home. I plug it into Airport Extreme and there is no prompt, no nothing, although I can see this new drive in Airport Utility. Apart from this, I can't see to get it to work.

My question is how do I get it to work so I can start backing up files??

I am really new to this, so I'd appreciate if someone send me step by step instructions.

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You need to format the drive to Mac Os Extended (journaled) in disk utility.

Plug the drive into your Mac, open Disk Utility (MacintoshHD> Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility) and the select the drive from the list, click the erase tab and there's a menu for what format to select, pick the one suggested and reformat.
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Bet you never purchased it at an Apple reseller if you were not told to format the drive.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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