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#195486 21-Apr-2016 14:24
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Have just bought one of these and hooked it up..   I see a setup.exe file in the root diretory

 

along with some other Seagate stuff.  Anyone know what this is ?  I'd prefer to just repartition it

 

and use it as is.

 

 

 

Thanks.


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  #1537509 21-Apr-2016 14:42
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Its probably be an encryption tool for the drive, or partitioning etc... just format the drive as you want it.

 

 





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  #1537527 21-Apr-2016 15:03
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I just format the drive and get rid of the extra stuff.  You don't need it.

 

Make sure you buy a Western Digital for that Seagate though lol.  You'll need a reliable backup. :P






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  #1537531 21-Apr-2016 15:08
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Thanks...  tracked it down via Google eventually and it's just a registration tool.

 

 

 

All formatted and copying nicely 92.5MB/s.  First time I've had a USB3 device !




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  #1537533 21-Apr-2016 15:11
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DravidDavid:

 

I just format the drive and get rid of the extra stuff.  You don't need it.

 

Make sure you buy a Western Digital for that Seagate though lol.  You'll need a reliable backup. :P

 

 

 

 

Haha.. you never can tell. It's replacing a 2TD WD that hangs the comp when being written to... can copy from it OK though.

 

Not sure how old.. certainly not old enough lol... Mr Seagate promises 3 yr warranty...


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