Seagate Expansion Portable 4tb Hard Drive Setup

Seagate Expansion Portable 4tb Hard Drive Setup

Seagate 4tb Expansion Portable Hard Drive Setup

Seagate hard drives enable you to save your digital data in a single place. They allow you to add storage to your computer instantly. A Seagate hard drive is compact and portable so that you can carry it anywhere. If you want to know the Seagate expansion portable 4tb hard drive setup, continue to read the following sections.

Unpack

  • Unpack the box and take out the items you have received.
  • Your package contains the Seagate Expansion portable 4 TB hard drive, USB 3.0 cable, and a quick start guide.
  • Make sure that you have received all the components without any damage.

Start connecting

  • Take out the supplied USB cable and connect it to the Seagate Expansion portable hard drive and the USB port of your computer.
  • As you have connected your Seagate drive to your computer, you can start to back up your important files and folders to your drive from the computer.
  • The best way to back up your files and folders is to choose the files and copy them to your Seagate drive by dragging and dropping.
  • In the Seagate Expansion portable drive, you can create an automated backup plan. With this plan, you can schedule the backup process on your computer.

Continue reading to know more on Seagate expansion portable 4tb hard drive setup process.

Reformat the Seagate Expansion portable 4TB drive

  • The Seagate Expansion portable drive is preformatted with the exFAT file system. Thus, you can use it on your Windows and Mac computers without any reformatting.
  • If you are going to use the drive for Time Machine, you need to format it in the HFS+ file system. The following steps can help you format the hard drive into the HFS+ file system.
  • Connect the Seagate Expansion portable drive to your computer using the USB cable.
  • Open Finder and choose Applications. Select Utilities followed by Disk Utility.
  • When the Disk Utility screen appears, click the Seagate Expansion portable drive from the left pane.
  • Click on the Erase button, choose the format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and choose the scheme as GUID Partition Map from the drop-down menu.
  • Finally, click on the Erase button.
  • As you have formatted your Seagate hard drive to the Mac OS Extended file system, you can use it for Time Machine on your Mac computer.
  • In this way, you can complete the Seagate Expansion portable 4TB hard drive setup. If you have doubts, you can reach out to us.
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