3.5-Inch External Hard Drive Drivers

Release Notes
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The external drive sold by Seagate does not require additional drivers for most environments (see the notes below for your specific operating system). Also keep in mind that you may need to load drivers for your USB host adapter before you can see the drive in the operating system.

Instructions

  • Windows Vista

    No additional drivers are needed for these operating systems. The drivers for external drives (such as FreeAgent, OneTouch, Seagate portable, and Seagate pushbutton lines) are included as part of Vista and normally load automatically, but occasionally the drivers will need to be loaded manually. See Knowledge Base article 201235 for more details.

  • Windows XP / 2000 / Me

    No additional drivers are needed for these operating systems. The drivers that ship with these operating systems should automatically load when the drive is connected.

     

    Windows XP
    If using Windows XP, service pack 1 added support for USB 2.0. If you are running Windows XP without a service pack, then you may not see the full performance of the drive.

     

    Windows 2000 Professional
    Windows 2000 service pack 4 made several enhancements including adding support for USB 2.0 to Windows 2000. If you are running Windows 2000 without service pack 4 or higher, you may not see the full performance of your drive.

     

    Windows Me
    Certain OEM installations of Windows Me call for the file USBNTMAP.SYS while attempting to load drivers for the external drive. This file can be located on the Windows Me installation or recovery CD in the WIN9XBASE2.CAB folder.

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    Windows 98 SE

    When using this external drive with Windows 98 SE, then additional drivers are needed.