Step by Step: Backing up Your Mac to an External Hard Drive With Time Machine
Although Seagate has been known to make drives with less than average reliability, they are among the cheapest external hard drives you can buy. Its data transfer rate is a respectable 100 MB per second and at just 159g it makes for an ideal portable option.
Setting up a PC backup
Yes. Files can be played via Wi-Fi. Videos in formats that are compatible with iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch can be streamed using the Seagate Media app or an internet browser. Unsupported video formats can be played back using a third party media player of your choice.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive for Mac is fully compatible with Time Machine, so set it up once and you will be backed up.
Back Up Windows Content to Your Storage Drive
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Mount an external hard drive on Mac Go to System Preferences > Disk Utility. Check that the external disk is listed in the left sidebar. Highlight your hard drive and select Mount. It should now appear under devices in the Finder.
Connecting the Drive. Plug the hard drive into the Mac using the cable that came with it. Most hard drives connect via USB, so you'll just need to plug the USB cable into an open port on your Mac. You'll typically find at least one USB port along each side of the Mac.
Newer Seagate and LaCie branded external drives come preformatted with the exFAT file system, which allows it to be used on both Mac and Windows without reformatting the drive.
Click on the Select Disk button. A window opens showing External Storage Drives connected to your Mac. Select a drive and click on the Use Disk button. At this point the Backup Disk is selected and the next Time Machine Backup will start in 120 Seconds (2 Minutes).
Set up your mobile device Download the Seagate Backup app from your app store. Open the app and sign in using the same account that you used for Seagate Dashboard. Create and run a backup plan. Use a Wi-Fi backup plan when your mobile device is connected to the same net-work as your Seagate storage device.