Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 7:56 AM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
I met the problem. I just bought the Seagate GoFlex 3TB.
Lion can't detect the external hard drive.
I tried USB3.0 / USB2.0 / FW800, none of them work.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 10:24 AM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
For what it is worth, I have a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex
with the USB interface and it works just fine.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 11:40 AM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
mine does not work either.seagate are not interested niether is apple so am stuck with a useless piece of plastic?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 6:09 PM (in response to woodmeister50)
May I know if you use a fresh install of Lion or just upgrade from Snow Leopard?
Mine Lion is upgrade from Snow Leopard?
I'm wondering if it's possible to fix the problem by clean installation.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 7:46 PM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
since getting the lion ,my goflex home 1tb free agent wont backup with time machine.keeps saying"the network backup disc does not support the required AFP features. plus all my three or 4 months of time machine are all gone ! connected to wireless
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 2:22 AM (in response to goslowlowe)
I purchased a 500GB FreeAgent GoFLex to use as a time machine backup on my snow leopard 10.6.8
It started doing the backup and after around 75% it gave me an error message as if if i have removed a USB drive without safely ejecting it. I tried again and it wont recognise the hard drive, after a few attempts finally my mac recognised the drive and completed the time machine backup.
I checked it again the next day and my macbook wont recognise the hard drive, and for some for strage reasons this drive works perfectly fine on my old XP machine but shows the same problem on my wife's work computer (lennovo) running Vista. (I deleted the time machine back up and formatted it so i can check it on my PC)
I took the hard drive and macbook to apple store genius, who looked at it and was unsure what is wrong as the drive worked perfectly fine on one his new 11" macbook air......
I have called seagate helpline for Asia pacific (I live in Australia) but they are not listening to me and telling me to download the seagate diagnstic tools for WINDOWS and run them as they dont have any diagnostic tools for Mac. Now on my XP machine the diagnostic tool shows that all is well...
So i'm not sure whats wrong!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 2:40 AM (in response to lets_cry)
I have been running several Goflex drives with Macs without problems for more than a year. Some have USB and others have Firewire 800. I use a Firewire 800 link for Time Machine on an iMac.
If possible, try a different Goflex adaptor with your hard drive (that is the beauty of Goflex). If that still gives problems then I would suspect a defective hard drive.
I have not moved to Lion yet!
As a bonus Seagate intend to release a Thunderbolt Goflex adaptor:
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 2:59 AM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
With those with problems, what is the partitoning format
(GUID, MBR, etc.) and what is the file format
(Mac OS journalled, Mac OS journalled case sensitive,
As for network drives, that is a different issue and not
limited to Seagate.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2011 8:09 PM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
According to Seagate, they are aware of a continuing problem with the 3TB USB 3.0 drives. According to their support folks, there is a known mounting problem with Lion. They advise we are to look to Apple for a fix. Details can be found here .
Apple... I'm still waiting.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2011 11:48 PM (in response to Mark_in-Waipahu)
There is another seagate discussion here that talks about a firmware update for Goflex Home (?)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2011 11:54 PM (in response to Michael Paine)
and a list of "compatible" drives (which seems to need updating) here
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2011 5:01 AM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
Despite having the latest firmware, my 3TB FA GoFlex Desk drive will not function with Time Machine. I continue to believe this is an OS X Lion support issue rather than a Seagate USB Drive issue. This issue has been around months before Lion's initial launch. Apple's silence is deafening.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2011 9:16 PM (in response to xTRIGGER092x)
Im just got this Seagate Free Agent Goflex 500GB to use it for my backup on my mac, Im running Mac Os X 10.7.2 (Lion) and when I tried to make the backup it failed, showing me this message: "The backup disk is not in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format, which is required.".
Whats the problem with this portable hard disk drives, any idea? or is that the harddrive isnt for Lion or something.
I need help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2011 2:14 AM (in response to Losckit)
Hi there, I use a 1TB seagate gkoflex. You may need to select the disk ytility and then choose what format to read the disk (MAC OS journaled exentent)
To make it work shares TIME machine should do erase all the files that has previously ...Ιt worked for me..please make a round to time machine forum