If your Samsung portable T7 SSD not connected on Mac, check if the problem exists with the basics. See if you are using a well-functioning USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB C to A cable, and it is connected to both ends firmly. Samsung T7 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and higher OSs. Therefore, check if your Mac meets these requirements. If you find no issue with these aspects, try out the following troubleshooting solutions and fix your problem.
Change Security Policy On Your Mac
- Go to the Utilities section on your Mac and select Startup Security Utility.
- Now, select Security Policy> Reduced Security.
- Here, you should ensure that the Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers box is selected. Click OK.
- Now, restart your Mac. Then, visit Samsung’s official website and download the Portable SSD Software 1.0.
- Install the software on your Mac just as you install any other app.
- Now, ensure that your Samsung T7 hard drive connects to your Mac.
Uninstall Samsung SSD T7 Software
- If you have installed the SAT SMART driver on your Mac, you may end up with connection issues with your hard drive. To rectify this trouble, you need to delete your SSD’s driver in the first place.
- To begin with, disconnect your hard drive from your computer and delete its software.
- Now, reconnect your Samsung T7 hard drive. Most probably, this should work for you.
- Since the software provides the security features for your Samsung T7 hard drive, when you implement this procedure, you can no longer use your hard drive with security mode.
Change Samsung T7 Software Settings
- Remove your Samsung T7 hard drive from your Mac.
- Now, open the System Preferences menu and click Security & Privacy.
- Click Allow for the “System software from developer “Samsung Electronics” was blocked from loading” option.
- Reconnect your T7 SSD to your Mac and install the software.
- If your problem persists, uninstall the Samsung T7 software and reinstall it.
Format Samsung SSD T7 For Mac With The Compatible File System
Your Samsung T7 hard drive comes pre-formatted with exFAT, which is compatible with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. By mistake, if you have reformatted it with NTFS or some other incompatible format, you cannot access your hard drive on your Mac. But don’t worry; format your hard drive again and fix your trouble.
- Connect your hard drive to your Windows computer.
- Open the Run box (Windows + R).
- Type diskmgmt.msc and click OK.
- When it takes you to the Disk Management section, right-click on your hard drive and select Format.
- In the Format dialog box, specify a name for your hard drive in the Volume Label field. Select the File System as exFAT and leave the Allocation Unit Size field as Default.
- Uncheck the Perform a quick format box and click OK.
- Wait until the formatting process gets completed. Then, eject your hard drive and disconnect it from your Windows computer.
- Reconnect your hard drive to your Mac and see if your problem is fixed.
These are some effective troubleshooting solutions to fix your Samsung Portable SSD T7 Not Connected On Mac computer. If your problem is still not rectified, reach our technical experts for real-time assistance using the Call button.