Shopping BestBuy last month for a new external hard drive, what I saw is "Mac Compatibility" costs an extra $50 to $100 to save you five minutes of running Disk Utility. Buy the best value hard drive and format it on your Mac.Todd Erwin said:Seagate sells several that are pre-formatted for MAC.
All consumer hard drives are mediocre and now and you should assume it will fail in three years. It used to be better, but that's my experience the past three years. At the $100 for 4TB price range, I no longer find any difference between Seagate and WD or the others. The once vaunted Seagate quality seems to be gone; I've had both brand drives fail on me after a few years.Jim Mcc said:Thanks. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB is highly rated. Does anyone have any personal knowledge of that one?