Seagate SkyHawk 4TB Setup

Seagate SkyHawk 4TB Setup

The Seagate SkyHawk 4TB Hard Drive are primarily used to monitor network video recording and digital video recording. It consumes less power in real-time usage, reducing the heat emission and improving the overall hard drive reliability. You can monitor the hard drive using SkyHawk Health Management software. It has built-in RV sensors that allow the drive to maintain performance in different devices by offering more storage when needed.

The drive can sustain recordings from up to 64 High Definition cameras for smooth and uninterrupted footage. It provides a point-to-point configuration with the serial ATA host adapter, as there is no master/slave relationship with serial ATA devices. If you attach two devices on one serial ATA host adapter, the host operating system considers both the devices as “masters” on two separate ports. Considering all the above-stated features, let’s see the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB hard drive setup process in detail.

Setting Up The SkyHawk 4TB Hard Drive:

  1. Unbox the hard drive from the box.
  2. Unwrap the packaging materials from the drive.
  3. Remove the screws from your CPU and open the access gate or door.
  4. You will see a lot of cables. Locate the hard drive slot and firmly insert your Seagate SkyHawk 4TB Hard Drive into it.
  5. Tighten the screws so that the hard drive fits firmly inside your CPU.
  6. Buy a good quality SATA cable and a power cable.
  7. Connect an end of the SATA cable to the hard drive and the other end to the Motherboard.
  8. Connect the power cable to the hard drive and the power supply (present within the CPU).
  9. After a successful connection, you can close the CPU door by tightening the screws.

Final Configuration:

  1. Turn on your computer, and go to the Tap here to search menu or search bar.
  2. Type Disk Management. You will be able to see Create and format Hard Disk Partitions. Click on it.
  3. As your Seagate SkyHawk hard drive space is more than 2TB, choose GPT (GUID Partition Table) and click on the OK button.
  4. Scroll down the window, locate your hard drive, and you will see Unallocated next to your drive.
  5. Now, it’s time to do partition. Right-click on the drive and select New Simple Volume.
  6. A setup wizard opens up. Click on Next. Now you can partition your hard drive.
  7. Assign a Drive Letter and click Next.
  8. You can change the settings, such as File system, Allocation unit size, and volume label, and hit the Next Button.
  9. If you need to compress the Hard Drive, you can do so.
  10. Click Finish to complete the setup process.
  11. You can check your drive space under Properties.
  12. Follow the simple steps mentioned above so that it will be helpful in the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB Hard Drive.