How To Set Up Seagate External Hard Drive On Mac?

How To Set Up Seagate External Hard Drive On Mac?

Are you looking for how to set up Seagate external hard drive on Mac? Usually, it involves formatting the drive and creating a Time Machine backup. Get to know more about setting up the hard drive by reading the steps given below.

Formatting The Hard Drive

  • First, connect the Seagate external hard drive to your Mac using the provided USB cable.
  • Once your drive is detected, click the Finder icon in the Dock and select Applications from the left-side panel.
  • Click the Utilities folder and double-click the Disk Utility icon to open Disk Utility.
  • Alternatively, you can open Disk Utility using Spotlight Search. Click on the Spotlight Search icon at the top-right corner of the desktop and type ‘Disk Utility’ in the search field.
  • From the search results, click to open Disk Utility.
  • In the Disk Utility window, select your Seagate external hard drive from the left-side panel.
  • If you aren’t able to find the hard drive, click the View icon at the top-left of the page and select the Show All Devices option.
  • After selecting your drive, click the Erase button.
  • In the Name field, input a name for your Seagate external hard drive to find it easily on your Mac.
  • Select the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) option from the Format drop-down menu.
  • Click the Scheme drop-down menu and select the GUID Partition Map option.
  • Click the Erase button to start formatting the drive.
  • Once the format is complete, click Done.

Continue reading the below steps to know how to set up seagate external hard drive on mac.

Setting Up The Seagate External Hard Drive On Your Mac For Backup

  • On your Mac, click the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option from the drop-down list.
  • Click the Time Machine icon in the System Preferences window.
  • Select the Show Time Machine in menu bar checkbox.
  • Click the Select Backup Disk button.
  • Choose your Seagate external hard drive as the backup drive.
  • After finishing the Time Machine Backup setup, click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar.
  • Select the Back Up Now option from the drop-down list.
  • Wait until the backup is completed.

You have now seen how to set up Seagate external hard drive on Mac. In case you have any difficulties during the hard drive setup, click the Call button and contact us for assistance in resolving it.

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