My Book 3.0 for Mac?


#1

Does anyone know if the My Book 3.0 will work on a Mac?  The My Books looked nice, but the Mac ones have that crappy SmartWare software baked in.  This one doesn’t, but the product sheet doesn’t list OS X support.  Is it just because macs don’t offer USB 3.0?  Or will they truly not work as an external USB 2.0 drive for some reason?


#2

Good luck with an answer there, RabidCow.  I looked at the lack of response as another good reason to go with another brand.  I have a Seagate for my PCs and an Iomega coming from Amazon for my new iMac 27".


#3

RabidCow wrote:

Does anyone know if the My Book 3.0 will work on a Mac?  The My Books looked nice, but the Mac ones have that crappy SmartWare software baked in.  This one doesn’t, but the product sheet doesn’t list OS X support.  Is it just because macs don’t offer USB 3.0?  Or will they truly not work as an external USB 2.0 drive for some reason?

The My Book 3.0 should work on the Mac as a USB 2.0 drive. 

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However, don’t forget to format it for Mac.