07-01-2012 07:42 PM
I have formatted my Seagate Expansion Ext Drive 3Gb to HFS+ and it shows no errors in Disk Utility.
Repeatedly it freezes up my system, OSX 10.6.8, when I try to copy anything beyond the last 36.52Gb left.
First it slows the copying to a snail's pace, then almost but not quite seems to very slowly finish a 800mb file transfer. It seems to have a write problem before locking up Finder. The only way is restart the Mac.
07-02-2012 08:38 AM
We apologize for the inconvenience you are having with the drive. I know you stated you formatted the drive to HFS +. Have you tried to run a repair in Mac First Aid? If you have not already, I would try the drive on another Mac if possible to see if the problem follows the drive. Here is also a diagnostic program from Seagate that runs on Mac that you can try as well.
Let us know what the results are.
07-02-2012 08:54 AM
Mac First Aid? That hasn't been around since Mac OS9, 13 years ago!
I have however run Disk Utility over the drive which simply verifies it, which doesn't say much. I have run Disk Utility over an internal (Seagate) HDD and it verified it, including the S.M.A.R.T. whilst it was actually failing.
I will try your diagnostics software.
07-02-2012 10:43 AM
I have to restart the computer after installation to get Seagate Diagnostics to run and:
"No drives have been found. Please make sure a drive is on and properly connected to your computer"
Not even any interface that could push it to actually "find" any of the 4 currently mounted external HDDs, including the 3TB Expansion on my computer.
Think this will go straight in the bin. I hope it is a clean deinstall.