My Mega/Gigabyte drive has arrived It is safely installed in its USB caddy. It needs formatting. Seagate have a DiscWizard which is a 10 Mb download but looking at the doc I do not see that it caters for an external USB drive.So I have yet to download
When I got the Caddy I installed a scrap drive, and because it is already formatted it is recognised. But the new drive I guess needs the F disk treatment, so how do I do that from a system already running?
I notice that when connected to the system it does recognise 'New Hardware' but of course shows the drive as a 1.8 gig [the scrap drive]. So whats the next move?
Fruit Bat /\0/\ is spot on. Just right-click and select format, no need to go to extreme lenghts for a very simple job.
There is no point in partitioning the drive especially if it is being used for storage of or for running programmes from. In fact there was a recent thread on partitioning where I (and others) discussed that partitoning was totally unecessary in modern computers.
If using the external drive for backing up two or more different systems - say desktop and laptop then Maxtor suggest partitioning external drive QUOTE 5) I have a laptop and a desktop that I need to back up. Can I use the OneTouch feature on both? Yes. We suggest that you divide the external drive into two partitions/volumes so that you can keep the data separate for each system. This eliminates confusion as to what data belongs to what device. It also minimizes the potential for data loss. UNQUOTE