… or is it me?
I use my older model Passport and My Book drives for storage only and they both work perfectly on a pc and iMac. Both operating systems detect either device and read the stored files. We simply plug 'em in then drag’n’drop whatever files we wish. I’ve never bothered with the bundled “smart” software and I’m not interested in having automatic backups.
I assumed that the larger capacity My Book Essential would operate the same way but so far it appears not the case. The pc detects the device but the mac does not … so far. Is this device operating system specific?