iMac won't recognise portable drive
Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:17 AM
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex portable drive, works fine with the PC but when I connect to the iMac it is not recognised and goes "tick tick tick tick........" ad nauseum at 4 ticks per second.
I've tried various software download solutions from Seagate but of course can't do these via the Mac, as the drive must be connected while the software is downloaded.
The drive continues to function fine with the PC (Windows XP).
I'd like to end up with a pocket sized portable drive on which to do manual folder backups from the iMac (I've a separate drive for Time Machine), which is still at least readable from a PC.
Anyone see any reason why I shouldn't reformat it from the PC in, (correct me if I'm wrong) MS-DOS so as to be used on PC and iMac, or is the iMac's behaviour when the drive is connected a sign of some other issue which reformatting won't solve?
Many thanks - all advice appreciated.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:14 PM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:35 AM
Many thanks, bastion, evidently I had always plugged the drive into the "aux" port on the keyboard. Plugged into the back of the monitor, the drive runs fine, and I even seem to be able to save to it!
Very much appreciated.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:35 PM