Backup Plus and GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Software for Mac

The Seagate Thunderbolt adapter driver is only needed if you are using 3TB or 4TB drives with the Thunderbolt adapter and plan to change drives with other GoFlex adapters (such as USB or FireWire). If you don’t intend to use the drive with other adapters it can be reformatted and the software is not needed.

Release Notes

When to use the Seagate Thunderbolt driver:


- If you have a 3TB or 4TB Backup Plus or GoFlex Desk drive AND


- You plan to use the drive on USB AND Thunderbolt, or FireWire AND Thunderbolt.


When do you not need to use the Seagate Thunderbolt driver:


- If you only use the Thunderbolt adapter with drives less than 3TB, OR


- If you will use the 3TB or 4TB drives on the Thunderbolt adapter only (not also on USB or FireWire).


Supported operating systems: MacOS 10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.5 and 10.10


  • Step 1

    Download the file to your Mac computer.

  • Step 2

    Extract the contents of the file to the root of the Backup Plus or GoFlex drive.

  • Step 3

    Double-click the file to start the installation.

  • Step 4

    Follow the steps of the installation Wizard to complete the install.

  • Step 5

    Reboot the computer.

    Step 6

    Connect the Backup Plus or GoFlex drive and Thunderbolt adapter.


    The Seagate Thunderbolt Adapter driver should automatically mount the drive next time it is connected and you can use the drive without reformatting it.