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Will my Seagate drive work with macOS 11 (Big Sur)?



Seagate has evaluated current product lines to determine which ones will be supported in macOS 11 (Big Sur). Older drives that are not listed here may work, but have not been tested.  

Notes:

This is a general compatibility article and not a troubleshooting article. If the drive is not being detected by the computer, click here to see this article.

If you are installing Seagate software for the first time, there is a security feature that was introduced in macOS 10.13 and has continued into the latest version of macOS  which is covered in this article here.


Current products
 

Product Hardware
Backup Plus Family Yes
One Touch SSD Yes
Fast SSD Yes
Ultra Touch SSD Yes
BarraCuda Fast SSD Yes
Seagate Duet Yes
Innov8 Yes
Seagate Seven Yes
Seagate Wireless Plus Yes, with latest firmware
Seagate Wireless Yes, with latest firmware
Seagate Expansion Yes 
Seagate Expansion SSD Yes
Seagate Desktop Drive Yes
Seagate Portable Drive Yes
Seagate Personal Cloud Yes 
Seagate Internal Laptop and
Desktop SATA hard drives
Yes 
Seagate NAS
Seagate NAS Pro
Business Storage 4-Bay Rackmount NAS
Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS
Yes


Legacy Products

Older drives that are not listed here may work, but have not been tested.

 

Product Hardware
GoFlex Family Yes
FreeAgent Family Yes
Seagate Central No
GoFlex Home No
Maxtor OneTouch Untested

Software:

The following table lists which Seagate software applications are compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur). If software isn’t listed below, then it is not supported on macOS 11 (Big Sur). However, using the drive as a drag and drop destination or with Time Machine can be an alternative.

Software Version Requirements
Toolkit 1.13.x

Yes, with version 1.13.x or higher. Seagate Secure requires 2.3.0.x or higher. 

Apple silicon Macs require Seagate Secure 2.4.1.x or higher and need to change security settings - How to change security settings


Paragon NTFS driver
15.8.x

Yes, but requires updating to version 15.6.x. 

Apple silicon Macs require 15.8.x and need to change security settings - How to change security settings


Seagate Dashboard
4.9.2

No, the software was not updated. Last supported operating system was macOS 10.13.


Seagate Media Sync
1.9.5

No, the software was not updated. Last supported operating system was macOS 10.12.

Network Assistant
1.2.1

No, the software was not updated. Last supported operating system was macOS 10.12.

Seagate Duet
1.4.x
Yes, with version 1.4.x or higher
Sdrive 3.2.29 No, the software was not updated. Last supported operating system was macOS 10.13. 
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