Seagate Expansion Plus 5TB Portable Hard Drive

Guide For How To Use Seagate Expansion

Looking to get an affordable and portable external hard drive to save and access your data on the go? Then, you can go for Seagate’s Expansion Plus 5TB portable hard drive without a second thought. Continue reading this page to know more about this portable drive.

Seagate Expansion Plus Portable Drive

Everything You Need To Know

This is one of the best EHDs that features a USB 3.0 interface and comes with a compact design and ample amount of space to save your photos, videos, documents, etc. The drive is pre-formatted in exFAT, and you can use it straight out of the box on your Windows or Mac computer.

The drive setup takes less than a minute to complete. You can also reformat the drive to a different file system according to your preference.

How To Set Up Seagate Expansion Plus 5TB

Initially, get the Seagate drive and USB 3.0 cable that is provided inside the box. Now, check if your Windows (10 or higher) or Mac (10.14 or higher) computer meets the system requirements of the drive. If yes, follow the instructions below to set up the drive on your computer.

  • Switch on your computer and sign in to it with admin rights.
  • Plug the USB 3.0 cable into the computer’s USB port and drive’s USB port.
  • The New Hardware Found message or dialog box will pop up on the screen once your computer recognizes the connected drive.
  • The 5TB Seagate portable hard drive is now ready to use.

Back Up Files To The Seagate Expansion Plus Hard Drive

You can back up your important data to the Seagate Expansion EHD in no time by using any one of these methods.

  • Copy and Paste
  • Drag and Drop

Both these methods are familiar ones, and the rest of this page shows you how to back up your important data from your Windows or Mac computer to the Seagate Expansion Plus 5TB portable hard drive using these methods.

Backup Windows To External Hard Drive

Here, you will learn the procedure for performing the backup process on your Seagate EHD using the drag and drop method.

  • Initially, you have to open two File Explorer windows. One in which you can access your Seagate drive and the another one in which you can choose the file you want to back up.
  • Now, begin the backup process by selecting the folder or file you want to back up.
  • Backup Your File
  • After doing that, simply drag the selected file to the Seagate drive window.
  • Now, the copy of the selected file or folder will be saved on your drive.
  • Selected File Copy
  • It’s that simple! Right?

Backup Mac To External Hard Drive

If you wish to use the Copy and Paste method to back up your files from the Mac computer to your Seagate Expansion Plus 5TB drive, follow the instructions below.

  • Initially, choose the folder or file you want to back up.
  • Next, open the Edit menu on the same screen.
  • Now, the list of options, including Copy and Cut, will show up.
  • Select Copy to create a copy of the selected file or folder. Choose Cut to remove the selected file or folder from your computer and save it to the drive.
  • Now, go to the drive window.
  • Open the Edit menu.
  • Choose the Paste Item option.
  • The selected file or folder will be saved to the drive folder.

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