INSTALL DRIVER FOR SEAGATE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

Install Driver For Seagate External Hard Drive

You can plug your Seagate external hard drive into your computer and start using it without additional drivers. However, if you want to use the same hard drive on your Windows and Mac computers, you can install the required driver on your Windows/Mac computer. Read this article completely to install the driver for your Seagate external hard drive.

WHY DO YOU NEED TO INSTALL THE DRIVER

As previously mentioned, there is no necessity to install the driver for your Seagate external hard drive. However, due to the discrepancies between the Windows and Mac Operating Systems, it is a time-saving process to install the driver. Read this section to know the reason for downloading the driver for your Seagate external hard drive.

  • If you want to use your Seagate hard drive on your Windows computer, you should format it into the NTFS file system. Similarly, you should format your hard drive into the HFS+ file system to use it on your Mac computer.
  • The exFAT file system works both on Windows and Mac. However, it is not compatible with Time Machine.
  • To fix this dissimilarity, you can install the NTFS driver on your Mac computer so that you can use the same Seagate external hard drive on your Windows and Mac computers, including the Time Machine backups.
  • Conversely, when you install the HFS+ driver on your Windows computer, you can use the external hard drives with the HFS+ file system on your Windows without further formatting. If you want to download the driver on your Windows/Mac, proceed with the following sections.

THE PARAGON DRIVER

  • If you prefer to install the driver from the Seagate brand, you can go ahead and install the Paragon driver.
  • The Paragon driver is available for Windows and Mac Operating Systems. For the detailed instructions, proceed with the following sections.

Note: You can also get the NTFS/HFS+ driver from other third-party sites.

INSTALL PARAGON DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

  • Download the Paragon HFS+ driver from the official support page of Seagate.
  • Install the software on your Windows computer.
  • When prompted, restart your computer.
  • From now on, you can use your Seagate external hard drive on your Windows and Mac computers without any formatting.

INSTALL PARAGON DRIVER FOR MAC

  • From your browser, visit Seagate’s official website.
  • Download the Paragon NTFS driver on your Mac.
  • Locate the downloaded dmg file and double-click on it to begin the installation process.
  • Follow the instructions and complete the installation.
  • When prompted, restart your Mac and begin using your Seagate external hard drive.

In this manner, you should install the driver for your Seagate external hard drive. You can get back to us for further questions and clarifications.

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