The SEAGATE BASIC PORTABLE DRIVE 4TB SETUP mostly comes with inbuilt software. So there is no need to do any setup to store your data on it. This page helps you to know how to use your Seagate Basic drive without having any additional software.

How to use the Seagate Basic drive in Windows?

If you are using a Windows-based system, then you don’t need to install any software.

  1. Plug the Seagate Basic 4TB hard drive into your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Once the drive is recognized by your system, click the My Computer or This PC icon.
  3. Open the drive where the files/folders are stored.
  4. Select the files you wish to move to the drive, then drag & drop them to the Seagate Basic hard drive.
  5. Simply you can copy and paste the files to the drive.

How to format Seagate Basic for Mac?

  1. Plug in the Seagate Hard Drive to your Mac using a USB cable.
  2. Click the Spotlight Search icon.
  3. In the search field, type disk utility and go to the Disk Utility window. You can also open Finder and click Applications –> Utilities –> Disk Utility.
  4. In the Disk Utility window, from the left side panel, select your Seagate Basic drive.
  5. Click on the Erase tab and enter a name for your volume.
  6. Select the Mac OS Extended option from the Format drop-down menu.
  7. Select the GUID Partition Map option from the Scheme drop-down menu.
  8. Click the Erase button to format your drive.
  9. Once the format is complete, click Done.
  10. If necessary, create partitions on your drive.
  11. Close the Disk Utility window and start using the drive on your Mac.

Once you have done formatting, the drive will be automatically detected and you can manually move files to the drive, or you can even set it up with Time Machine automatic backup.

Here we have explained how to manually move your data to the Seagate Basic drive on a Mac.

Copy and Paste Method:

  1. Click on the file or folder in order to open.
  2. Choose the file you want to copy.
  3. Either right-click by pressing Control + click on the item or look for Edit in the menu bar and click Copy on it.
  4. Scroll down and click Copy from the drop-down menu.
  5. Open the Seagate Basic portable drive 4TB.
  6. Right-click by pressing Control + click inside the empty area you want to save the file or click Edit in the menu bar and select Paste from the menu and your item will be copied to the Seagate Basic portable 4TB drive.

An easier method to Copy and Paste:

  1. Select the item you want to copy.
  2. Press down the Command key and press C together in order to copy.
  3. Inside the location where you want to save the file, press down the Command key and press V in order to paste the item.