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- QuestionWhy can't I find the simple "Backup" button? (8 Answers)
This isn't my first external hard drive so I'm not a complete newbie to this stuff, but I just can't find out how to back my Mac up without clicking and dragging it into the drive... There isn't an option anywhere.Answers
A mac uses the built-in Time Machine system to backup the computer. Simply open Time Machine in the system preferences app and select the Time Machines settings. Once there, turn on Time Machine and set up a backup drive after the seagate drive is plugged into the computer. It should work from there and back up the computer periodically whenever the drive is connected to the computer. The first backup will be the largest because it does the whole operating system with its contents. Subsequent backups will be smaller and quicker. Hope this helps.
- QuestionMac OSX 10.75... (8 Answers)Answers
There's really no difference between USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connections, at least as far as the computer is concerned. They're all backwards compatible. My Macbook Pro is a 2011 model with USB 2.0 and it works just fine.
- QuestionMy Mac is running Snow Leopard. Is this disk compatible with Snow Leopard? (7 Answers)
My Mac is running Snow Leopard - Mac OS X 10.6. Is Seagate - Backup Plus Slim for Mac 1TB External Portable Hard Drive Model: STDS1000100 SKU: 3137024 compatible with Snow Leopard? Or does it require a higher OS?Answers
- QuestionHow many photos will Seagate Mac 1TB hold? I have almost 7000 on my computer! (5 Answers)Answers
It depends on the resolution of the pictures......basically the better and more defined the picture quality, the higher the resolution. So for example, lets say each photo is 10MB. 1GB is 1024MB and 1TB is 1024GB. So, you could store close to 100 of your 10MB pics in 1GB of memory. Multiply that times 1000 and you have 100,000. There are some pre-loaded files on the drive that take up some space, so let's deduct 10,000 pictures. In this example, you would have the ability to store approx. 90,000 pictures at 10MB each. Hope this helps.
- QuestionWhat cables will I need? Or does the drive come with cables? I am everything Apple, computer, iPad and iPhone. Thanks for your help! (5 Answers)Answers
- QuestionMigrating a PC to a Mac (5 Answers)Answers
- QuestionI am buying this for mac. Does this hard drive require formating before use or it's plug in play? (3 Answers)Answers
- QuestionIs this compatible wiith OS X El Capitan? (7 Answers)Answers
- QuestionIs this compatible with Mac OS X version 10.5.8? (6 Answers)
- QuestionCan this be used to access a HD removed from a MBP? (5 Answers)
Does this open up to insert a HD?! I purchased it intending to back up files from my new MBP (10.10.4 running Yosemite) as well as access another HD from my previous MBP (10.6.8 running Snow Leopard). Awhile back I had a HD fail on a previous MBP of mine and I purchased an external HD to encase a new HD--I don't see that this one opens up though (to insert the HD)... or does it and I just can't figure it out?! THXAnswers
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