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Seagate Expansion SSD 4TB Hard Drive
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Seagate Expansion SSD is a portable desktop hard drive that allows you to save your digital life in one place. The SSD comes preformatted with the exFAT file system so that you can use the Seagate Hard Drive on Windows and Mac computers. Continue to read the following sections to know how to set up your Seagate Expansion SSD 4TB Hard Drive.
- Unpack the package and take out everything you received. Your package includes a Seagate Expansion SSD 4TB Hard Drive, USB 3.0 cable, and a setup guide.
- Remove the protective tapes from the hard drive and the USB Cable.
Connect the USB cable
- Take out the included USB cable and connect it to your Seagate Expansion SSD and the computer.
- The Seagate Expansion SSD features plug and play connectivity so that you don’t need to Install any specific driver on your computer.
- Once your computer detects the SSD, you can locate the SSD under My Computer.
Register your Seagate Expansion SSD
- Before you start to register your SSD, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
- On your Windows computer, navigate to the File Manager and open the Expansion SSD. Then, launch the Start here Win file.
- In the Register window, enter your name and email address. Then, check the boxes next to the terms and conditions, privacy statement, and optional offers; Then, click on the Register button.
- Registering the SSD allows you to get the most from it as you can get easy access to support from the manufacturer.
Format the SSD
- As previously mentioned, the Seagate Expansion hard drive comes preformatted with the exFAT file system so that you can use it on your Windows and Mac computers. But, if you are using a Mac computer and would like to use the Seagate Expansion SSD for the Time Machine Backup, you need to format the hard drive with Mac OS Extended (HFS+) file system. This step is essential because HFS+ is the only file system that is compatible with the Time Machine.
- On your Mac, open the Finder menu and choose Applications. Then, go to Utilities followed by the Disk Utility option.
- In the Disk Utility window, click on your Seagate Expansion SSD 4TB Hard Drive and choose the Erase button.
- When you see a dialog box, enter a name for your Seagate drive. In the Format field, choose OS X Extended (Journaled) from the drop-down menu. In the Scheme field, choose GUID Partition Map and click on the Erase button.
- Within a few seconds, Disk Utility will format the drive to the OS X Extended (HFS+) format type; when the formatting is over, click on the Done button.