Which Seagate and Maxtor hard disk drives are compatible with MacOS Leopard (10.5.x)?


List of compatible devices with MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) and related information.

 The following chart lists which Seagate and Maxtor drives are compatible with Windows MacOS Leopard, as well as the compatibility of software bundled with those drives:

Device Hardware Compatible? Software
3.5" SATA Drive Yes NA 
3.5" PATA Drive Yes1 NA 
SCSI Drive Yes NA
2.5" SATA Drive Yes NA
2.5" PATA Drive Yes1 NA
FreeAgent GoFlex Yes Yes (See Document ID: 216951 for details and limitations)
FreeAgent GoFlex Home Yes Yes
FreeAgent GoFlex TV Yes Yes
FreeAgent GoFlex Net Yes Yes
Seagate Replica Yes, if the software is erased No
Seagate Expansion Family Yes NA
Maxtor Basics Family Yes NA
Seagate FreeAgent Family Yes Go - NA
Desktop - Yes with download update
Pro - Yes
Seagate BlackArmor Yes No
Seagate FreeAgent Family Yes Go - NA
Desktop - Yes with download update
Pro - Yes
Seagate Pushbutton External Yes2 BounceBack Express: BBE version 8.0 can be downloaded from www.cmsproducts.com (follow the support > software updates link, be sure to download the Seagate BounceBack Express version).
Seagate 3.5" External Yes2 NA
Seagate eSATA

 

Bundled eSATA card
Yes2

 

No
BounceBack Express: BBE version 8.0 can be downloaded from www.cmsproducts.com (follow the support > software updates link, be sure to download the Seagate BounceBack Express version).

 

eSATA controller card drivers - The drivers on the CD are not supported in Leopard.
Seagate Portable Yes2 BounceBack Express: BBE version 8.0 can be downloaded from www.cmsproducts.com (follow the support > software updates link, be sure to download the Seagate BounceBack Express version).
Seagate Pocket Yes NA
Seagate Mirra Yes Mirra Client Software version 2.2.145 is available for download from the Support Downloads Page.
Maxtor OneTouch 4 Yes OneTouch Maxtor Manager update to version 5.2.7 can be downloaded from the Support Downloads Page. Newer drives have this version included.
Maxtor OneTouch III with Firewire 800, 400 and USB 2.0, and Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition Yes2 OneTouch III Maxtor Manager - No 3

 

Retrospect Express HD - Update available via EMC/Dantz.
Maxtor OneTouch III with Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 Yes2 OneTouch III Maxtor Manager - No 3
Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Yes2 OneTouch III Maxtor Manager - No 3
Maxtor OneTouch II Yes2 OneTouch II Settings - No
Retrospect Express HD - Update available via EMC/Dantz.
Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 Yes 2 NA 1
Maxtor Shared Storage II Yes Pending - See Document ID: 195771 for information on manually mapping a connection to the MSS.

 

Maxtor Shared Storage Drive Web User Interfaces (Web UI) can still be accessed through Safari 3.x.x and newer
Maxtor Shared Storage / Maxtor Shared Storage + Yes2 No - See Document ID: 195771 for information on manually mapping a connection to the MSS.

 

Maxtor Shared Storage Drive Web User Interfaces (Web UI) can still be accessed through Safari 3.x.x and newer
Plug and Play Legacy External hard drives Yes2 No
Maxtor Fusion  No The Maxtor Fusion has not been tested with the Leopard operating system and Seagate has no plans to upgrade the Fabrik software to support Leopard.


1 - Most Macintosh systems that use PATA drives are limited to 137GB of capacity. See Document ID: 194079 and Document ID: 204151.

2 - This hardware was released prior to the release of Leopard. Therefore, it has not been thoroughly tested in that environment and is not supported by Technical Support.

3 - OneTouch III Manager not supported in Leopard. Please review the options of Time Machine, the new backup mechanism included with Leopard. If the drive is locked, the OneTouch 4 Manager software can be used to unlock the drive.





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