Seagate Slim 2TB backup crashing my MBP

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  1. Tomb01 macrumors 6502

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    Just received a new Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim drive yesterday. Plan to use it for sensitive customer data, so reformatted it for encryption, which went fine. When I copied some files to it and started accessing it, my late 2013 MBP crashed hard. Subsequently happened 2 more times. Have some meetings this morning, so can't follow up with Seagate initially, but was wondering if anyone had any similar issues, or if this is just a bad drive. Have a second one, which I had not setup yet, and will see if it is the same later today....

    Any experiences, good or bad?
     
  2. Tomb01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, could not replicate the crash behavior on my wifes Macbook Air... Decided to uninstall the Seagate tools that came with the drive. So far, no more crashes.
     
  3. wrx09md macrumors member

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    I never use supplied software with externals for this reason and a few others. They are a pain also.
     
  4. ZVH macrumors 6502

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    Third party drivers seem to be more trouble than they're worth. There's a thread on here (and just about everywhere) about some of WD's backup software actually erasing all the data on backup drives when Mavericks came out.

    My policy on external drives is that if it can't run without drivers, then it won't be running on my system.
     
  5. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    MASSIVE Plus 1 on this !!
    Don't EVER use supplied drive software from Lacie /WD or anywhere else.

    Erase, reformat from your Mac and carry on :)

    M.
     

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