Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2011 9:54 AM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
Which Seagate do you have? I was looking at the most recent model, and on Amazon it has USB 3.0 compatibility issues with the Mac. In fact, Amazon has pulled it from sale (though, they still offer it for sale from other vendors). Anyways, some more info will be helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2011 10:01 AM (in response to OrangeMarlin)
Thanks for the reply!
I have the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, part number 9ZQ2N2-500 2TB
The thing that's so perplexing is that it previously worked with the very MacBook Pro that won't mount it now.
As I'm doing more research, it looks like it may have something to do with 10.7.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
I'm continuing to have this problem, am I the only one?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
I uninstalled Tuxera NTFS and restarted my MacBook, plugged in the external hard drive and it was recognized after about 20 seconds.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
Why did have Tuxeira NTFS installed ???
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
My apologies, I was on the Tuxeira website researching the NTFS when I posted that. It was the Paragon NTFS and when I uninstalled it, my external drive mounted perfectly and I could access my files, but I can't write to it. I just went to Paragon's website and downloaded the latest trial version and now my external drive won't mount.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
This worked for me, I can now read and write:
here are the things you *should* follow step by step.
- Assuming you have ntfs-3g installed, then,
- Go to System Preferences
- Find ntfs-3g and macfuse.
- Uninstall them
- Delete the prerences options of macfuse
- Now reboot the system.
- Install ntfs-3g from : http://www.tuxera.com/mac/tuxerantfs_2010.12-RC.dmg
- Install http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg [VERY IMP STEP]
- Reboot the system.
- Now insert your USB NTFS hard drive, and it should get mounted for read/write access.
Please note that it would give a nagging warning
NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk...
at /Volumes/.... because the following problem occurred:
Did not receive a signal within 15.000000 seconds. Exiting...
And it is fine, the read write is proper. Do not worry. Feel free to bug me, in case anything needed.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
you have to share your external hard drive doesn't matter what brand, connect the hard drive to your windows computer/laptop and open the properties on the hard drive and select share in all tabs marked with share you should find two of them, select all boxes within the tab i have four external hard drives that would not mount to my mac this solved the issue on all counts and they all work perfectly. You do not need to delete files from your NTFS or mac - this will work
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2012 2:12 AM (in response to bbbungy)
i am using lion 10.7 on my mac book pro
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
here's my answer, and it works for me.
you can download and install NTFS for Mac OS X.
here's the important point:
when switching from windows to mac, you MUST eject the drive from windows completely before you bring it over to your mac.
that's it!!! if you don't eject properly your mac will not mount it.
hope that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2014 2:40 PM (in response to shanefrommurfreesboro)
As @anhkit said, there is something about ejecting the drive from Windows that makes the Mac able to mount it properly. When my drive doesn't show up on my Mac, I plug it into a Windows machine, then try to eject it. If it doesn't eject, restart the Windows computer, and try again. This should allow your Mac to mount it properly.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2014 3:42 PM (in response to mfaasse)
Hmm, this thread is 3 years old.