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So far so good,
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This review is from: Toshiba HDTB107EK3AA 750GB Stor.E Basics USB 3.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
I received this Toshiba external storage very quickly and was surprised at how small it is. This was to replace a 6 year old Toshiba storage box, (which had failed) which was very large and needed a power supply to connect.
When I looked at the box it said the requirements were Windows XP/VISTA/windows 7 & 8, however I have an Imac, so was not sure it would work.
As there is nothing to install I just had to connect the USB cable to the back of my Mac, it took about half an hour to download all my files. All my files are now safely stored on the drive and I can view and print from them.
So it does work with an IMac.
I have now purchased the case as I don't need to keep it permanently connected to my Mac and want it to be kept safe.
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Initial post: 9 Jun 2014 17:22:14 BDT
I too bought this drive and need to use it with my iMac. However when I connect it I am not allowed to to copy files onto the disk - there is a writing symbol with a line thorough it. Any suggestions please.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2014 20:59:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2014 21:00:20 BDT
I just plug it in to the back of my mac, the light flashes on the to toshiba and the I go to the icon top right of my mac which is like a small clock and a drop down menu appears and I select "back up now", it does everything else. Any more help just ask
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2014 21:31:20 BDT
Thanks for your reply. I don't want to do automatic back-ups, but nobly to back up certain materials that I choose. When I go to the menu you describe I am offered two options - 'Back-up Now' and 'Enter Time Machine'.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2014 22:18:37 BDT
I wouldn't know as I back up all material, next time I back up (I have just done it) I will have a look and see if I can only select one file.
Your best bet though is to go to Apple forums or you can request help via an email to them.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2014 09:32:49 BDT
Thanks again. I'll do that.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2014 04:04:24 BDT
Use 'disk utility' to Format your new external drive.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 07:49:20 BDT
Before I go ahead and purchase this product, did you manage your problem in backing-up selected files ? I do thé same. I currently have a Toshiba external hard drive but running out of space on this one and besides, I wanted a separate external hard drive for images only.... So, did you get it to work and if so, how, please ? Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 08:04:27 BDT
Yes it works fine, I also replaced it with a much larger which failed after 4 years.
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