I just bought a new Seagate hard drive for Time Machine backups. I plugged it into my iMac and the hard drive never showed up in Finder. The drive does not appear in Disk Utility and the command
diskutil list outputs only my system HD
/dev/disk0. Even when I go to the System Profiler the drive does not appear under USB.
However, when I plug the device into a MacBook the drive shows up and runs regularly. I have made sure that the USB drive that I am plugging the hard drive into is working. I even formatted the drive using the Disk Utility on the MacBook put the drive still doesn't work on the iMac.
I think it might be a mounting issue but don't know where to go from here. How to make my iMac recognize my USB external hard drive?