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    Why 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.

    By Mike August 31, 2015.

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      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.

      By jaredhuber October 23, 2015.

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      Mac OSX 10.75...   (8 Answers)

      is this external hard drive with USB connections....compatible with my mac? I was told to ask if it uses the 'old' USB connection or the 'new' USB connection. My Mack is about 4-5 years old.

      By nolan August 4, 2015.

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        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.

        By Scott August 19, 2015.

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        My 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?

        By Vivek February 14, 2015.

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          I am currently running this external drive on my Mac with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 . It setup the time machine without any problems for me.

          By Contrarian67 May 30, 2015.

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          How many photos will Seagate Mac 1TB hold? I have almost 7000 on my computer!   (5 Answers)

          By Anonymous June 8, 2016.

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            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.

            By radioactiveTBD August 18, 2016.

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            What 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)

            By Cables July 14, 2016.

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              I have my Seagate connected to my iMac. It comes with the connecting cable you will need.

              By Fallguy August 13, 2016.

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              Migrating a PC to a Mac   (5 Answers)

              I want to purchase this drive to download my hard drive contents from the PC for upload to the MAC. Does this drive support both or only Mac?

              By geohac November 22, 2014.

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                There is a downloaded driver that allows you to mount on both a PC and a Mac.

                By Raven96 December 7, 2014.

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                I am buying this for mac. Does this hard drive require formating before use or it's plug in play?   (3 Answers)

                By Rajaaaaa November 24, 2016.

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                  No, just plug and play when using it on a mac. The box will tell you that it is already formatted for a mac. There are other boxes that have a windows sticker on it meaning, formatted for a window PC.

                  By Tuffbuyer January 7, 2017.

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                Is this compatible wiith OS X El Capitan?   (7 Answers)

                By Anonymous January 14, 2016.

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                  Yes. Had no difficulty transferring files from my old snow leopard and use it now to backup everything.

                  By Jem09 March 25, 2016.

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                  Is this compatible with Mac OS X version 10.5.8?   (6 Answers)

                  By Anonymous March 27, 2016.

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                    Yes

                    By Truckie351 April 10, 2016.

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                    Can 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?! THX

                    By ignorantinSF August 13, 2015.

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                      This already has a drive installed, and while I'm sure it could be opened, you'd be wasting money. Look for a USB or Thunderbolt 2.5" disk enclosure instead that's designed for just the purpose you need.

                      By Scott August 19, 2015.

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