How do I make my GoFlex drive work with my Mac?

How do I make my GoFlex drive work with my Mac?

How do I make my GoFlex drive work with my Mac?

Here is the installation procedure:

  1. Connect the GoFlex drive to your Mac.
  2. Once it appears (mounts) on your Mac Desktop, double-click on it to open it.
  3. Double-click on the Mac Installer.
  4. Click on MacInstall to start the install options for the Paragon driver.
  5. A choice will be presented to you:

How do I format a Seagate Expansion drive for Mac?


  1. Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer.
  2. Select Go > Utilities in the Finder menu bar.
  3. In the Utilities folder, double-click Disk Utility.
  4. Select the Seagate drive in the left column.
  5. Click the Erase tab.
  6. Choose a format from the drop-down window.
  7. Enter a name for the volume.

How do I format my Seagate GoFlex home?

Turn the GoFlex Satellite or Wireless Plus off using the power button on the side of the drive, then connect the drive to your computer using the USB cable. Once your computer detects the drive, open (My) Computer and locate the icon for the Seagate drive. Right-click on the drive’s icon and choose Format in the menu.

What format should a Mac external hard drive be in?

The Best Format for External Hard Drives If you want to format your external hard drive to work with Mac and Windows computers, you should use exFAT. With exFAT, you can store files of any size, and use it with any computer made in the last 20 years.

Does Seagate work with Mac?

Newer Seagate and LaCie branded external drives come preformatted with the exFAT file system, which allows it to be used on both Mac and Windows without reformatting the drive. It’s important to choose the file system that suits your need.

Does Seagate FreeAgent go work with Mac?

FreeAgent Go for Mac is not supported in Windows at all….What software comes with FreeAgent drives?

Seagate Manager Included?
FreeAgent | Xtreme Yes
FreeAgent | Desk Yes
FreeAgent | Desk for Mac No
FreeAgent | Go Yes

Is Seagate compatible with Mac?

How do I reformat a hard drive for Mac?

How to format an external drive in OS X

  1. Connect the drive to the Mac.
  2. Open Disk Utility.
  3. Select the drive you want to format.
  4. Click Erase.
  5. Give the drive a descriptive name and leave the default settings: OS X Extended format and GUID partition map.
  6. Click Erase and OS X will format the drive.

Which format should I use for Mac?

If you absolutely, positively will only be working with Macs and no other system, ever: Use Mac OS Extended (Journaled). If you need to transfer files larger than 4 GB between Macs and PCs: Use exFAT. In all other cases: Use MS-DOS (FAT), aka FAT32.

How to install Seagate GoFlex on a Mac?

Step 1 Connect the GoFlex for Mac drive. Step 2 Download the file Seagate GoFlex to your MacOS computer. Step 3 Extract the contents of Seagate GoFlex to root of the GoFlex drive. Step 4 Double-click Seagate GoFlex to start the installation.

Can a GoFlex drive be used on a Mac?

The GoFlex line of drives includes an NTFS driver, which can make NTFS file systems usable in MacOS. See Document ID: 219103 for more information. This is the best solution Seagate offers for transferring data between Windows and Mac computers. You may also format your external drive into FAT32 for use between Windows and Mac computers.

How do I format a Seagate Drive on a Mac?

1. Log in. Plug your Seagate drive into your Mac. 2. Spotlight search Disk Utility. Press return. 3. Pick your Seagate drive under External on the left. 4. Click on Erase at the top. 5. Give your Seagate drive a name. Pick your Format from the menu.

Is there a Seagate Settings application for Mac?

The Seagate Drive Settings application for MacOS is included on the GoFlex for Mac series of drives. Simply double-click it to install the software. This download page provides a way to recover it if the software was deleted.