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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.





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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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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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