Seagate hard drives are known for their performance and reliability. The Seagate Basic Portable drive can fulfill all your storage needs. It makes taking backup easier since it doesn’t require any formatting or partitioning on Windows. You can drag and drop your files to the Seagate Basic Portable hard drive. To use this drive on your Mac, reformat it using Disk Utility. For detailed instructions about the Seagate Basic Portable Drive 4TB Setup, go through the steps given below.

For Windows:

  1. Start by connecting the Seagate Hard Drive to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
  2. Verify if your computer recognizes the hard drive. If not, reconnect the USB cable to a different USB port on your computer.
  3. Once the drive has been recognized, click the My Computer or This PC shortcut icon on the desktop.
  4. Open the drive volume.
  5. Select the files you wish to move to the drive, then drag & drop them to the drive volume.
  6. Alternatively, copy and paste the files to the drive.

Seagate Basic Portable Drive 4TB Setup for Mac:

  1. Connect the Seagate drive to your Mac using a standard USB cable.
  2. On your Mac, click the Spotlight Search icon at the top-right corner.
  3. Type ‘disk utility’ in the search field.
  4. Click to open Disk Utility from the search result.
  5. Alternatively, open Finder and click Applications –> Utilities –> Disk Utility.
  6. In the Disk Utility window, select your Seagate drive from the left-side panel.
  7. Click the Erase tab and enter a name for your volume.
  8. Choose the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) option from the Format drop-down menu.
  9. Select the GUID Partition Map option from the Scheme drop-down menu.
  10. Click the Erase button to format your drive.
  11. Once the format is complete, click Done.
  12. If necessary, create partitions on your drive.
  13. Close the Disk Utility Window and start using the drive on your Mac.

You have now seen the Seagate Basic Portable Drive 4TB Setup.