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Installing 1tb External Hardrive from Freeagent onto Macbook Pro

I've been having problems trying to install 1tb FreeAgent External Hardrive on Macbook Pro. I've had the same problem before with another product from Seagate which I fixed so I can use it on the Mac so I know that it is possible to do it again. This product was designed for Windows XP.

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  • usacrissy Dec 29, 2009

    Thank you I tried that already the program began to erase the format and then stopped saying that there was an error. I think that the best way was to take back the hard drive and get a new one that is compatible with the mac. That is logic in a nutshell that I did not have at first and then learned the hard way...but thank you so much for trying to help.

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I would be tempted to format the drive using the disk utility whch can be found under applications and then utilities once opened choose your drive in the left hand window and on the right hand side click on erase. If you are using the Seagate drive for the Mac only, format it as a Mac OS Extended (journaled) Choose your volume format and name and then erase. Hope this helps.

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