12-05-2010 08:18 PM
I figured I'd post this because I just got mine working and had to read through many different topics to do it. A few people linked to a website to buy an NTFS writer for the mac, but the Goflex hard drive installed one on my computer for me when I plugged it in, I just didn't realize it.
After plugging in the external hard drive I went through all the downloading and activating but I still couldn't write things to the Goflex device. I found in my Applications a folder titled "Paragon NTFS for MAC OSX." I assumed this was the program that previous threads were linking too, I'm glad I didn't buy it O.o
Before I was able to write things to my hard drive though I had to go to Paragon NTFS for MAC OSX and then double click NTFS Preferences and then I had to click "Access Permissions." And that allowed me to write things to the Goflex on my mac. I have not yet used it on windows to see if it would allow me to write things from windows onto it and then move them onto my mac, so I can't help you with that yet.
If you would also like to use your Goflex to watch videos on your TV w/ an Xbox 360, you'll have to partition the device. To do this, first move everything onto it into a folder on your mac so that you won't lose it - partitioning it will erase everything on it. Go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utilities
Click XXX GB Seagate FreeAgent Goflex Media (or whatever yours is called) and then click Partition, which will be in the middle at the top of the window. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures. Partition one drive as "MS-DOS FAT" and make it whatever size you want it (I've been told anything higher than 32 is a bad idea, I can't contribute to this in any way because I don't know why) and name it whatever you want to. This will be the partition you use to watch videos on your xbox.
Make the second partition "Windows NT Filesystem." This is what the format that the original device was in after the initial downloading/activating that I did. Again, name this partition whatever you would like to name it.
Now when plugging the hard drive into your mac two things will pop up on your desktop instead of just one. Make sure you eject both of these before unplugging the device.
I'm no tech savvy expert, but this worked for me. I've already successfully moved files to and from both partitions of my drive and tested out the videos on my xbox 360. Good Luck, if you have any other questions feel free to ask. I might not be able to help you though.
07-22-2011 06:54 PM
Just a note, if you would like to be able to use your hard drive to read/write on your mac (as well as on a PC) and use it to open files on your XBOX 360, you do not have to create two partitions. You simply need to change the single partition to MS-DOS (FAT). This way you don't split your memory at all and have two separate drives to put all of your files in.
Follow the directions above as they were very helpful.