imac and seagate external drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bhatfi, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. bhatfi macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2014
    I have a 2006 imac running 10.6.8 and bought a Seagate backup plus drive (STBW1000900) and it won't work with this machine even though box says it will work with 10.6.8. It works on laptop running 10.8. Anyone know why or how to fix? It keeps saying error while creating backup folder etc.
  2. Twimfy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2011
    Use disk utility to format it to a Mac OS Extended Journaled drive.

    It's likely just some ******** custom Seagate software they've installed which nobody ever uses. If it's a standard hard drive underneath it should work just fine (which I'm 99% sure it will).
  3. bhatfi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2014
    already did the disk utility and still won't work.

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