How To Setup Seagate Central On Windows And Mac

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Seagate Central is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive that enables you to access and share your data, such as videos, music, documents, etc., over a wireless or wired connection. You can connect this drive directly to your Wi-Fi router using the Ethernet cable. Once you have done this, the drive can be accessed from your computer, smart TV, game console, or any other device that is connected to the same drive. Setting up and using this NAS drive is pretty easy. Continue reading this page to know the step-by-step instructions on how to Setup Seagate Central hard drive on your Windows or Mac computer.

Checking the System Requirements

Before you begin the Seagate Central setup on Windows or Mac, check whether your computer OS meets the system requirements of the drive.

For Windows OS:

  • XP
  • Vista
  • Vista 7
  • Vista 8

For Mac OS:

  • 10.5.8 or later


  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Firefox 3.x
  • Safari 3
  • Chrome 4.x or later

Other requirements you have to meet are listed below:

  • Router: Should have at least one Ethernet port
  • Stable Internet connection

Setting up the Seagate Central HD

Connect your Seagate Central hard drive to the Windows or Mac computer. Once the drive is detected, open it and configure the initial settings.

Continue reading this page to know how to set up the Seagate Central hard drive on Windows or Mac in detail.

Connecting the drive to your network

  • Unpack the Seagate drive if you haven’t done it yet.
  • Ensure that the power adapter and the Ethernet cable are provided along with the drive.
  • Now, plug the adapter from the power outlet into the drive’s inlet.
  • Connect the drive directly to your router using the Ethernet cable that’s shipped along with it.
  • Now, turn on the drive, computer, and router.
  • Make sure that your Windows or Mac computer is connected to the same network to which you have connected the drive.
  • Now, check to ensure that the drive’s Power light is stable green.
  • Check whether the drive is recognized by your computer. If yes, the Seagate Central setup is completed.
  • To verify it, follow the instructions below:
  • For Windows: Open the My PC or Computer screen on your computer (to which you have connected the drive). Now, under the Network section, you should find the connected Seagate drive.
  • For Mac: Open the Finder window. The connected drive will be displayed under the Shared section.
  • Now, you can use the Seagate Central drive to store and access your content. You can save all the files in the Public folder of the drive.
  • However, you have to create a user account to save your Facebook content to Seagate Central and utilize advanced features, such as remote access.

Personalizing the drive

To personalize your Seagate Central drive settings, you have to open its webpage. You can do this from your computer.

  • For Windows
  • Select and right-click on the Seagate Central drive under the Network section.
  • Now, choose the View device webpage option to open the Seagate Central Assistant page.
  • Open the Public folder followed by the “Manage Seagate Central” Internet shortcut.
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  • For Mac
  • Click on the Seagate drive under the Shared section.
  • Double-click on the Public folder to open it.
  • Similarly, double-click on the “Manage Seagate Central” Internet shortcut to open it.
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  • Now, the Seagate Central webpage will open on your computer’s browser.
  • Click Accept if necessary.
  • Enter your device name, your name, and other details in the given fields to create the user account.
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  • Once the Seagate account is created, you can use the advanced features of the drive.

from this article, you'll know about how to Setup Seagate Central on both windows and mac. Contact us if you need further assistance in setting up the Seagate Central hard drive. Also we have a page about How To Fix Troubleshoot Issues On Seagate Central for you to solution.

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