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    Seagate external drive

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    Seagate external drive
    I can't get my new seagate external drive to work on my Mac Pro 15

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    Seagate external drive

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    What version of the seagate do you have?

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    Seagate external drive

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    It is a new 1 tb seagate external drive. Something about Macfus that does not work

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    Seagate external drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Battles View Post
    I can't get my new seagate external drive to work on my Mac Pro 15
    What are you trying to use it for? Time Machine backups?
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

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    Seagate external drive

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    I downloaded the driver from Sea Gate and it works OK now. Apple is not very friendly to external devices not made by Apple.

    I am using the drive for book work and movies that I share with others. I have a 2 TB Apple time machine for backup plus ICloud.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Seagate external drive
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    I downloaded the driver from Sea Gate and it works OK now. Apple is not very friendly to external devices not made by Apple.
    Quite the opposite is true. The Seagate you bought may be the only hard drive that needs a driver. I haven't run into a hard drive yet that didn't work with all the Macs that I've owned. None of them have ever needed a driver.

    Also, you never clearly answered member MYmacROX's question regarding exactly what you were trying to use it for. A hard drive should mount on the desktop when plugged in. And by the way, Apple does not make hard drives, disk drives, memory, etc. They use the same devices that other computer manufacturers use in their machines - all from third parties. My iMac that I'm replying from right now has a Seagate 500 GB hard drive installed by Apple from the factory. No driver required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I haven't run into a hard drive yet that didn't work with all the Macs that I've owned. None of them have ever needed a driver.
    Totally agree. I've also haven't run into a hard drive in at least the last 8-10 years that needed any special drivers.

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