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Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB Setup
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The Seagate Expansion SSD provides USB 3.0 backup for your Windows or Mac computer. This SSD is also small, sleek, and very fast. This drive is an easy-to-use solution that can be utilized to instantly add storage space to your computer. It comes in a range of capacities and the Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB drive is a robust and efficient one. This drive is also ultra-light and on-the-go ready.
Let’s now discuss the Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB setup in detail.
Unboxing The Drive
- First, you have to Open the box containing the drive and its components.
- Next, check whether the Seagate Expansion SSD and the USB 3.0 cable are present inside the box.
- Take the drive and Remove its packaging.
Minimum System Requirements:
Ensure that the following requirements are fully satisfied before connecting the drive to your computer:
- You have to connect the Seagate Expansion SSD to the computer through its USB 3.0 port.
- The operating System you are using should be Windows 7 or a later version. If it is a Mac Computer, it should be macOS 10.12 or a later version.
- You must have a disk space of 600 MB.
You have now completed the initial stage in the Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB setup.
Connecting The Drive To The Computer:
- Make use of the included USB 3.0 Cable to connect the Seagate Expansion SSD to your computer.
- Connect the USB Cable to the Hard Drive.
- Now, connect the Opposite end of this cable to the USB 3.0 port on the computer.
Registering The Drive:
NOTE: Before you follow the steps for registering the Seagate Expansion SSD, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
- Use the File Explorer to open the Seagate Expansion SSD.
- Launch the Start Here Win tool.
- Use the Finder to open the Seagate Expansion SSD.
- Launch the Start Here Mac software.
- On the Register Page that appears next, you need to enter the necessary details.
- Read all the Terms and Conditions on the page.
- Now,Click on the Blue Register Button.
- You have now Finished Registering the drive, which is an important stage in the Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB setup.
Formatting and Partitioning (Optional)
The Seagate Expansion SSD comes pre-formatted in exFAT so as to make it compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. However, if you are going to use this drive with only one type of computer (Windows or Mac), you can easily format the drive in the native file system for your OS. And, that will be NTFS for Windows or HFS+ for Mac. By performing this formatting, you will be able to optimize file copy performance.
Use NTFS formatting in case you are connecting the Seagate Expansion SSD to a Windows computer. This will apply if you do not have to let a Mac computer write to the drive.
HFS+ is the only format that is compatible with your Time Machine. So, use HFS+ formatting in case you are connecting the Seagate drive to a Mac computer. This will apply if you do not have to let a Windows computer read/write to the drive.
You have now seen about the drive formatting. This is another crucial stage in the Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB setup.
If you are opting for manual formatting, you can continue reading the next section.
Important Note: If you format the Seagate Expansion SSD, you will lose all the information on the drive. Everything will be completely erased. It’s highly recommended that you back up the data on the Seagate drive before formatting it.
Removing The Drive From The Computer:
- First, you need to eject the Seagate Expansion SSD from the computer. (This applies to any storage device).
- Next, you have to disconnect it physically from the computer.
You have now successfully finished the Seagate Expansion SSD 1TB setup.