3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 3:10 PM by FatMac>MacPro
Maurice Allsopp Level 1 (25 points)

I bought a Seagate GoFlex for Mac external drive to use for a backup. I have been having fits with it for sometime. I use it in conjunction with Time Machine. It will work fine for a period of time, and then if by chance I have an unexpected Shut Down; it will not be recognised on my desktop, and will not perform a Backup. I run Disk Utilities, Disk Utilities from my Startup Disk; usually with no good results. I then am forced to Erase and reformat the disk. This rather defeats the purpose as a Backup.


I've contacted Seagate Support several times. They've never been able to resolve the issue.


I am wondering if anyone knows if this is a compatibility issue with Seagate GoFlex and Mac OS 10.6.8 and/or Time Machine. Has anyone else experienced anything similiar; or have asuggestion? The GoFlex is still under warranty, and I can return it for a replacement. It doesn't make much sense to interchance them if the same issue will occur.


Any advise will be welcome; as Seagate doesn't seem to know what the resolution is.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)