Quick Nosedive on Seagate Backup Plus Install

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ILoveMyiMacBUT, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. ILoveMyiMacBUT macrumors newbie


    Mar 28, 2016
    Backing up my iMac for the first time (system memory approx 15% full) with my new 4TB Seagate Backup Portable Plus. Plugged it in, selected the option to use with TIME MACHINE & checked the box to set up encrypted/password. Got msg that device would need to be reformatted, clicked OK and during that process got an error msg saying there wasn't enough ROOM ??? to complete the task. NOW, seeing msgs that the device is unreadable on my computer; no EFI system partition. Am I just SCREWED or is there a fix?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Use OSX's Disk Utility to repartition the drive and reformat it, see if that helps.

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