Does Seagate GoFlex work with Mac?

Q: Is GoFlex for Mac compatible w/ Time Machine? A: Yes, all of the external hard drives in the GoFlex for Mac family are formatted to HFS+ out of the box, which is fully compatible with Time Machine software.

How do I connect my GoFlex to my Mac?


  1. Connect the GoFlex for Mac drive.
  2. Download the file Seagate GoFlex Software.
  3. Extract the contents of Seagate GoFlex Software.
  4. Double-click Seagate GoFlex Software.
  5. Follow the steps of the installation Wizard to complete the install.
  6. Reboot the computer.

How do I access my Seagate GoFlex?

GoFlex Home can be connected to the Internet via a network. You can set up the GoFlex Home either by installing the Seagate Dashboard software or by typing http://goflex_home and pressing Enter in the address bar of your web browser.

How do I backup my freeagent GoFlex drive?

Click on the drive you want to use for Time Machine backup and then click on Use Disk….

  1. Install and launch the Seagate Dashboard software that came with your drive.
  2. Select your drive from the drop down and then click on Drive Settings.
  3. Select Power Settings and change the drop down to what you want, and then click Save.

What is FreeAgent GoFlex drive?

The 2TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 includes a 2TB GoFlex Desk Drive and USB 3.0 interface adapter. It ensures automatic continuous backup and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software.

What software is included on the GoFlex for Mac series drives?

Original software for MacOS that was loaded on the GoFlex for Mac, GoFlex Desk for Mac, or GoFlex Pro for Mac drive, including the driver for the capacity lights (for GoFlex Desk for Mac only) and Seagate Diagnostics. The Seagate Drive Settings application for MacOS is included on the GoFlex for Mac series of drives.

Does GoFlex install automatically in Windows?

Software Installation for GoFlex, FreeAgent, or OneTouch does not start automatically in Windows | Seagate Support US When you connect your external drive for the first time the software should prompt to install within 2 minutes. This article discusses what to do if the software installation doesn’t automatically start in Windows.

How do I copy files from GoFlex to a Mac?

Activate the software if prompted. Reboot the Mac one more time. Files can now be copied to the drive by using drag and drop in Finder (see Document ID: 206295 for more information). Connect the drive to the computer. Open (My) Computer to access the GoFlex drive.

How do I download software to a FreeAgent desktop classic drive?

For FreeAgent Desktop Classic (brown) drives, double-click Launch.exe If there is no software on the drive, please visit our Software Downloadpage to download the appropriate software. GoFlex users, please see the following articles for more information: