Drive mount issues w/ Seagate GoFlex HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by comatory, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    I'm having this really weird issue at my work. We have a 1TB GoFlex drive formatted as exFAT (originally formatted on Windows 7 machine). This drive is being used on both Mac and Windows.

    When I'm on my Mac I am using Thunderbolt adapter, when on Windows I use USB3 adapter. Everything works nice until the point when I use the drive on Windows machine and then bring it back to Mac. In OS X (10.9.4) the drive does not get recognized and I have to use Disk Utility to repair it.

    This is strange behaviour because the drive works flawlessly when it's mounted and we made sure it's not HDD failure. We are also using exFAT formatted USB3 drives that we switch between machines and there are no problems with that.

    Any ideas?
  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    Yeah, spend $20 on Paragon's NTFS driver for Mac and use NTFS instead of ExFAT for your file transfers between systems...
  3. comatory thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    Not a good solution if you're editing 4K. Even with Paragon the speeds are slower than on native Windows machine. I wish it was that easy.

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