Mounting External HD on MBPr

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mycopsycho, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Mycopsycho macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2014
    I'm new to Mac products and just got my first 15' MBPr and already have a problem. I'm trying to install a Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive 4TB (USB) so that I can set up Time Machine. However, I've been unable to get the drive to mount and show up in Disk Utility where I was going to reformat for Mac OSX. Any ideas what I have to do to get this Windows/Mac external HD to be recognized? The indicator light on the drive just keeps flashing when I plug into the USB port. Thanks.
  2. Flexotron macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2014
    Ottawa Canada
    Out of the box, a Mac can only read from PC formatted drives, they cannot write to them.

    You can install a program such as Tuxera that will enable the read/write function.

    That's most likely your issue.

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