Yesterday I blogged about the Seagate Backup Plus for Mac that arrived via UPS. In that post I explained my reasons for investing in a new, more reliable backup option. I also shared my hope that setup would be easy that the drive would be easily compatible with Apple’s Time Machine. Here’s how I would describe my experience to date:
- Setup was a breeze. With one click I installed Seagates Dashboard 2.0 software, which allows me to backup photos and videos from the internet. (The install did, sadly, require me to restart my iMac after installation.)
- Utilizing the Seagate Backup Plus as my hard drive of choice for Time Machine backups was incredibly easy.
- My first attempt at backing up my files failed miserably. Things started off well enough, but shortly into the backup process my USB hub failed to recognize the Backup Plus.
- Consequently, I attempted to plug the Backup Plus directly into a USB port on the back of my iMac. Worked well enough at first… But then I received a message indicating that my device had been incorrectly disconnected.
- I moved onto a 2nd USB port on the back of my iMac. Same thing.
- 3rd and final USB port––same thing.
- A quick Google search revealed that a firmware update might be needed. So I downloaded the update, installed, rebooted the drive and my iMac. So far, so good. 62.49 GB of 239.7 GB transferred!