Seagate Portable Hard Drive Drivers  

The external drive sold by Seagate does not require additional drivers for most environments. This page details what is available for each operating system.

Release Notes
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The Portable Hard 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 might have to load drivers for your USB host adapter before you can see the drive in the operating system.

Instructions

  • Windows 7

    This drive may function properly in Windows 7, but it has not been tested, so it is not supported.

  • Windows Vista

    No additional drivers are needed for these operating systems. The drivers for external drives (such as Seagate Pocket drives) are included as part of Windows Vista and normally load automatically, but occasionally the drivers will need to be loaded manually. See Document ID: 201235 for more details.

  • Windows XP/ 2000/ ME

    No additional drivers are required 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 might not get the full performance of the drive.

     

    Windows 2000 – 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 might not get 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

    If you are using the USB connection, then additional drivers are required.

     

    1. Right-click on your Desktop, choose New | Folder, and name the folder something like USB Drivers.

    2. Once you've downloaded the drivers from this page, double-click on ST1USB98.exe. It will ask where you want to unzip them.  

    3. Unzip them to the just-created USB Drivers folder on your Desktop.

    4. Click the Start menu, then select Settings, then Control Panel, then System, then Device Manager.

    5. From the Device Manager, open Disk Drives.

    6. Right-click on the external drive, select Properties, then select Driver.

    7. Select Update Driver, then Next, then Search for a better driver (Recommended).

    8.  Specify a location by selecting Browse now.

    9. Browse to the just-created USB Drivers folder on the Desktop and complete the driver update.

  • MacOS X

    No additional drivers are needed for MacOS X to see the drive. The first time you use the drive, however, you might need to format the drive for your operating system. See Document ID: 220151 for information on how to format your drive for use with MacOS.