The Seagate Expansion SSD 8TB is used as an alternative for expanding the storage on a PC. It is mainly preferred because it has an in-built RV sensor that allows the hard drive to maintain performance in several systems by offering more storage space when needed. The Seagate Expansion drive consumes less power in real-time usage, reducing the heat emission and improving the overall reliability. With all that said, let us jump straightaway to the Seagate Expansion SSD 8TB hard drive setup.


  1. Turn on your computer.
  2. Make sure that your PC has an uninterrupted power supply till the overall setup is over.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable to the Seagate Expansion SSD 8TB hard drive.
  4. Simply plug the other end into your computer’s USB port.
  5. Once appropriately connected, wait for a few seconds so that your computer detects the drive for use.
  6. Once mounted successfully, you will be able to see the Seagate External hard drive icon on your desktop window.


  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. At first, you might not be able to see the Seagate drive.
  3. Type disk management in the Windows search bar and press the Enter key.
  4. Now you will see Create and format hard disk partitions; double click on it.
  5. From the dialog box, select GPT (GUID Partition Table) and click OK.
  6. If you scroll down the window, you will see that your hard drive’s memory space is unallocated.
  7. Right-click on it, a pop-up menu opens up, select the New Simple Volume option.
  8. From the new simple volume wizard, click Next.
  9. Now you can partition your hard drive as per your requirements and click Next.
  10. Make sure that you assign a different alphabetic letter for your hard drive.
  11. Once the allocation is done, click Next.
  12. You can also assign a name for your hard drive in the volume label menu.
  13. Don’t check the Enable file and folder compression menu, as it may lead to a minor drop in performance. Then click Next.
  14. Once the overall setup is over, click Finish.
  15. You will find your hard drive name in the File Explorer window.
  16. You can also cross-check the memory space left by right-clicking on the hard drive.
  17. Under Properties, you can see your hard drive’s memory space.

We hope the above steps would have helped you in setting up the Seagate Expansion SSD 8TB on your PC.