09-01-2012 11:25 PM
Just picked up a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus from Costco. Now I need to go from USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 on my pre-Thunderbolt iMac i7. After an exhaustive search I am unable to find the cable that will keep me from returning this drive. I am also reading that this dashboard software does not work well with Macs. Any heads up would be much appreciated.
09-04-2012 06:47 AM
I am unaware of any systematic problem with the Mac version of the GoFlex software, so I'm sorry I don't know how to comment on that.
And the adapter you want is called "STAE123". It's not, strictly speaking, a Backup Plus adapter. It's an adapter for the GoFlex Desk, but those two have the same interface and so this adapter will work for you.
11-03-2012 12:55 PM
I bought the same drive from costco. I already had annother seagate goflex with the firewire 800 dock. The usb 3 drive is noticeably than my older drive faster on the Firewire 800 dock, pretty much stay's arround the full 800 rate (2010 Macbook pro i5 2.53ghz w/ 500GB) . The tranfer rate between the USB 3 to USB cable and the Firewire 800 port averages 22-23 MB/sec.
01-03-2013 07:06 AM
Are you sure this will work with a Backup Plus drive. I have the same drive and want to use it with my FW800 connection (vs my USB connection, which on my iMac is only at 2.0 speeds. From the photo I can't tell how the two connect.
01-03-2013 09:02 AM
Yes, it will work with a Backup Plus DESK drive.
If you have a Backup Plus portable drive, this is what you need:
Boost the transfer speed between your drive and your Mac® computer, and access data up to 2x faster than USB 2.0 when you upgrade to this FireWire® 800 cable.
Works with a FireWire 800 or IEEE1394b port
02-11-2013 12:34 PM
I got the 4GB backup plus drive from Costco and the STAE123 adapter from Segate. I have 3 cables: firewire 800 goes from my Mac to the STAE123; a USB cable one end of which goes into the backup plus and the other end into the computer but NOT into the STAE123; a USB cable one end of which goes into the STAE123 and the other end into the computer but NOT into the backup plus. Thus I have no connection from the STAE123 to the backup plus drive. Is there a USB cable that goes from the STAE123 to the backup plus, or am I doing something wrong?
11-24-2013 12:39 PM - edited 11-24-2013 12:42 PM
Seagate says I need an STAE 123 adapter to connect my Backup Plus Desktop Drive to my Imac's Firewire 800 port. I found two options on the website: one for $49 and one for $249. But neither is a simple cable. Seagate sold me an adapter but it's not made for the back-up drive.
It shoudn't be this hard for Seagate to make a cable that allows you to save data via firewire.
Okay, I'm done!